Hardship Funds

College Hardship Funds

From time-to-time, we know that current students may face unexpected financial hardship due to sudden changes in their circumstances. Such changes can of course cause worry and concern. We'd encourage any St Cross student who finds themselves in financial hardship to discuss their concerns with the College. Please contact our Bursary Administrator, Jocelyn Larsen, in the first instance.

To support current students, the College operates its own local Hardship Fund and grants and loans are made from this throughout the year. To discuss if you are eligible to apply for funding from the St Cross Hardship Fund, please contact our Bursary Administrator, Jocelyn Larsen.

University Hardship Funds

  • The University runs two key financial hardship schemes to support students. The Oxford Hardship Fund supports all students facing general financial hardship, and the COVID-19 Hardship Fund provides support to continuing students where the COVID-19 pandemic has been a significant factor. The College is able to provide assistance to any students who wish to apply for these funds - please contact the Bursary Administrator (bursary.admin@stx.ox.ac.uk).
  • The deadline for all applications to the COVID-19 Hardship Fund is 17:00 Friday 3 June 2022. For information and deadlines for applying to these funds, please see the University website and contact the Bursary Administrator for details. 
  • If your query is regarding the Travel and Research Fund, please contact the Academic Registrar.