As part of our 360 degree commitment to student wellbeing, Somerville College has evolved into one of the most generous colleges in Oxford in terms of the financial support we offer. This support is available to prospective and current students, and covers everything from academic achievement to wellbeing, music and travel projects.

Typically, one in five Somerville students receives extra help during the course of an academic year, in addition to any support they might receive from the central University. As a College, we are particularly interested in supporting students who encounter financial hardship during their studies, as well as hearing from those wishing to secure funding to support meaningful projects. 

Visit our Funding & Opportunities pages to find out more about the full range of awards on offer. 


Your imagination is the only limit when it comes to how you use the funding available here at Somerville. You could follow in the footsteps of Gideon Laux, who used his Development Award to help fund a pilot scheme of a sustainable solar energy solution for rural India.

Gideon Laux helps install a solar panel on the roof of a village shop in Odisha