If COVID-19 has impacted your finances, you may be eligible to apply to the COVID-19 Assistance Fund, (CAF). The scheme is now open for its second year, providing grants of up to £5,000 to students whose finances have been negatively affected by the pandemic whilst studying at Oxford. You must be facing exceptional and unexpected financial need which has led to a shortfall in your finances that you are unable to meet through other sources.
The CAF includes support for self-funded and externally funded postgraduate research (PGR) students whose research projects have been disrupted. If you are a PGR student funded by an Oxford scholarship or studentship you should apply instead to the COVID-19 Scholarship Extension Fund (CSEF). The fifth round of CSEF will open later this month.
Please contact the Bursar to discuss your financial situation and to request a copy of the application materials.