Sources of Additional Financial Support

The Barbinder Watson Fund & MCR Travel Grant

  • 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.
  • There is now an additional fund, set up by the MCR, which supports students with further financial grants who have previously used up their Barbinder Watson eligibility or would like to apply for more than the allocated amount. You can apply for the MCR Travel Grant by indicating this on the Barbinder Watson Fund form. Please note that, unlike the Barbinder Watson, these grants are decided by Student Support Committee in 6th week; all applications must therefore be completed using the online form by Monday of week 5 and cannot be allocated retrospectively.
  • Applications for The Barbinder Watson and MCR Travel Grants 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 £500).
  • The fund also meets the cost of a stethoscope for St Hugh’s College medical students beginning their clinical course.

College Year Abroad Grants

  • 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 £500.

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 are not considered by the Committee.

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, e-mail finance.office@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk with confirmation of your place as a Blue or Half-Blue, details of the claim you are making and relevant receipts for expenditure.  There are no deadlines for submitting a claim.