Loans and external funding

External scholarships and awards

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A comprehensive summary of external funding opportunities is provided on the University's External Funding web page. On this page you will find:

  • Useful search facilities and databases
  • Links to external scholarship opportunities
  • Information on awards from charities and trusts
  • Guidance on how to access the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding, an external resource which provides a database of alternative funding opportunities and advice about how to apply to them.

US Department of Veterans' Affairs funding

The University of Oxford is able to process applications for US Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) funding (also known as the GI Bill or Post 9/11 Bill) and can complete certificates of enrolment to submit to VA. Further information about this funding source and guidance on how to apply can be found on the University’s External Funding web page.

Loans

Eligibility for loan funding is often dependent on your country of residence or nationality.

Prodigy Finance loan

  • Available to 150 nationalities
  • No co-signer, collateral or guarantees required
  • No early repayment penalties
  • Conditions apply based on individual assessment
  • Cross-border credit assessment
  • Applications are to be made directly to Prodigy Finance

Eligible programmes and loan amounts:

  • MBA: borrow up to 80% of tuition fee plus living costs
  • Executive MBA: borrow up to 80% of tuition fee
  • MSc in Major Programme Management: borrow up to 80% of tuition fee
  • MSc in Financial Economics: borrow up to 80% of tuition fee plus living costs

Lendwise loan

  • Available to all UK-domiciled students, plus US, Canadian and EU nationalities
  • No co-signer, collateral or guarantees required
  • No early repayment penalties
  • Application assessed on your overall profile, not just your credit score
  • Fixed interest rate for the term of your loan, personalised to you
  • Applications are to be made directly to Lendwise

Eligible programmes and loan amounts:

  • All Saïd Business School programmes (part-time and full-time)
  • Borrow from £5,000 to £100,000 for up to 10 years
  • Borrow up to 85% of tuition fee as well as certain living costs
  • Up to six months grace period available after studies before repayments start (full time courses only, subject to approval)

Other loans

US federal loans

Oxford is eligible to certify US federal loans on the MBA, DPhil in Finance, DPhil in Management, and MSc in Financial Economics programmes. For the Master's in Major Programme Management, please contact the University's US Loans Team for guidance. 

US private loans

Oxford is eligible to certify US private loans on DPhil, Master's and Diploma programmes.

UK government Master's loans

Available for UK and EU students on the Executive MBA, MBA, MSc in Financial Economics, and MSc in Major Programme Management programmes. 

UK government Doctoral loans

Available for UK and EU students on the DPhil in Management and DPhil in Finance programmes. 

Other education-specific loan schemes are also available.

For more information including eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit the following University of Oxford web pages: