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Financial Grants

Sources of Additional Financial Support

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The Colin Matthew Travel Grant


Applications are invited to the Colin Matthew Fund, for small grants to support travel for the purposes of research.  The grants are intended to support research for a thesis on an historical topic: applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students at the University.

The Committee for the Fund hopes to make a number of awards up to a total value of £5,000: the maximum value of an individual award will be £500.

Applications for the Colin Matthew Fund open at the start of Trinity Term. To apply, please complete the form below by Friday of Fifth Week of Trinity Term, 31 May 2022.  Applicants are asked to ensure that their tutor or supervisor writes a letter in support of their application by the same date.

Applicants will be informed of the outcome before the end of Trinity Term. Applications for The Colin Matthew Travel Grant should be made via the online form below:

The Colin Matthew Fund Application Form

  • Applications cannot be considered without a supporting statement from an Academic Referee. When submitting this form, Referees will be contacted to request their supporting statements. However, it is the Applicant's responsibility to ensure that Referees provide their references by 5pm Friday, 5th Week of Trinity Term, failure to do so will result in the application not being considered.


The Gladstone Memorial Trust Travel Fund

The Gladstone Memorial Trust Travel Awards are intended to give students in their first or second undergraduate year (or third year of a four year course) at Oxford or Cambridge an opportunity to travel abroad and extend their knowledge of foreign countries. Final year undergraduates are not eligible.

Eight or more Travel Awards of up to £600 will be awarded for imaginative travel.

For full details please see the Gladstone Memorial Trust website.

Application advice for Oxford students can be sought from Professor George Garnett.

The Barbinder Watson Fund

The Barbinder Watson Fund is available to all St Hugh’s College graduate students, by application.  The fund supports research work and the presentation of the results of research work.  Priority will be given to those presenting the results of their research at conferences as a paper or poster and to those carrying out fieldwork or archival and research work away from Oxford which directly supports the research work for their degree course.  Applications to attend conferences relevant to a graduate student’s degree course will also be considered.

Applications for The Barbinder Watson Fund should be made via the online form, here.

The Biological Sciences (Medical Electives) Grant Fund
  • This fund is open to all St Hugh’s College clinical medics for assistance in meeting the costs of elective travel (up to £800).
  • The fund also meets the cost of a stethoscope for St Hugh’s College medical students beginning their clinical course.
  • Applications to The Biological Sciences (Medical Electives) Grant und should be made via the online form here.
College Year Abroad Grant
  • Undergraduate students of Modern Languages and Joint Schools in good academic standing can expect to receive some financial help from the College to support their activities during the Year Abroad, if approved by their Tutor. Applications should be made using the online form; they should include detailed costings and a statement of proposed activities.
  • Applications will then be forwarded by the Office to the relevant Tutor for approval. The Year Abroad Grant is up to £800.
Vacation Course & Travel Grants
  • The College will support St Hugh’s College students wishing to undertake travel and courses which are relevant to their course of study.
  • Applications are considered by the Student Support Committee in week 6 of term.
  • Applications must be completed using the online form by Monday of week 5. Please note that late applications or retrospective applications are not considered by the Committee.
The Italian Exchange Programme Grant

The Italian Exchange Programme Grant

  • This grant is available to undergraduate students studying Italian at St Hugh’s College.
  • Up to £2,000 is awarded to students selected for the Collegio Ghislieri Exchange Programme to Pavia to provide support during their year abroad.
  • Eligible students will be invited to apply during Michaelmas Term in their second year. To discuss the grant, please contact Professor Giuseppe Stellardi

We are very grateful to Dr Gianetta Corley and Mrs Elizabeth Randall for their generosity in supporting this grant.

Fast Track Language Course
  • Information about the course is available here.
  • St Hugh’s offers reimbursement for half of the cost of the Fast Track (previously OPAL) course. The partial reimbursement is done retrospectively after successful completion of the course. Students should take their receipt and certificate to the Finance Office at the end of the course in order to be reimbursed.
Blues Funding

College will support Blues and Half-Blues up to £200 per person during their lifetime as a College student and this funding can be used for a range of expenses, including:

  • sports equipment – bats, hockey sticks, footballs etc.
  • competition entry fees
  • hire of facilities: court time etc.
  • refereeing payments
  • teas, only if required by the regulations for cricket & tennis league matches
  • travel (if required) outside Oxford; NOT taxis to sports grounds within Oxford, and
  • kit/clothing, including any team strips and club uniforms (Blues blazers etc.).

To apply, please complete the form here and send with receipts and confirmation of your place as a Blue or Half-Blue to the

There are no deadlines for submitting a claim.