Financial Assistance Grants

All Reuben students who are experiencing unexpected financial difficulties are eligible to apply for financial assistance by application to the Bursar ( Applications will not be considered from students whose student status is suspended.

Financial assistance grants or loans are only considered for those who experience genuinely unanticipated hardship that could not possibly have been foreseen at the time of making application to Oxford or being offered a place at Reuben.  

Students experiencing hardship who are close to completing a degree are more likely to receive support than those who are just beginning, as early hardship may indicate an inability to financially support the course of a study and may suggest a review of options.  For this reason, it would be unusual to consider a student in the first term of a one-year course, the first two terms of a two-year course or the first year of a three-year course are for financial assistance.   

Grants are typically limited to £500 but can be up to £1,000 in exceptional circumstances. An award, or part of an award, may be made as a loan. The Applications will normally be considered within one month of receipt. Emergency applications may be processed more quickly.


Applicants All fee-paying on-course graduate students.
Purpose Loans and Grants to assist in cases of unforeseen (or at least reasonably unforeseen) hardship.
  • Discretionary.
  • Grants are typically limited to £500 but can be up to £1,000 in exceptional circumstances
  • Any application needs to contain sufficient information so that the case can be clearly understood.

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