Before you arrive

Securing your College offer

Your offer pack contains the full details of your College offer and its conditions. However, if you change your mind and decline your College offer, you will also be declining your place on the programme of study offered to you as the two offers are linked. To secure your College offer, you must complete your financial declaration. You would therefore need to research and secure funding for your studies, if you haven’t done so already.

Finding funding for your studies

St Antony’s College Scholarships

St Antony’s College and the College’s regional study centres offer a range of scholarships for new graduates every year. Each scholarship has specific eligibility criteria and its own application process so please make sure to read through our scholarship pages carefully to find out how to apply. Successful applicants will be notified by June 2024.

Oxford Scholarships

If you are not eligible for one of the scholarships offered by St Antony’s College or its centres, you may still be eligible for an Oxford Scholarship. Please use the Fees, Funding and Scholarship Search tool to identify any funding relevant to you and your course. As St Antony’s College only administers our own College scholarships, we cannot advise when applicants are likely to hear whether they have secured funding. We would advise checking whether an approximate decision date has been given for the scholarships you are eligible/have applied for in the Scholarships A-Z listing. In general, most Oxford scholarships are awarded between late February and June.

External Funding

It is advisable to investigate external funding sources and the University of Oxford fees and funding website has useful advice about how to proceed with this. The website includes useful information about external funding and student loans.

Paid work

Paid employment undertaken during term time must comply with the paid work guidelines for Oxford graduate students. Whilst it may be possible to undertake some paid work during your course, the guidelines would mean that you would not be able to earn enough to support yourself entirely. International students with a UK visa must also ensure that they do not exceed the maximum number of working hours specified in their visa.

Financial Declaration

To complete your financial declaration, you would need to provide evidence that you have sufficient funding for your first year course fees by emailing a completed financial declaration form, checklist and relevant supporting documents to the Academic and Admissions Officer by 11:59am BST on 14 June 2024. The form, checklist and details of acceptable financial evidence can be found in your offer pack. The College Bursar will make the final decision as to whether the documentation provided is acceptable and if so, you will be informed by email that your College offer has become unconditional. The College receives a large number of financial declarations close to/on the deadline and we would therefore strongly advise that you submit your financial declaration early, if possible. If you foresee any issues with meeting the deadline, please inform the Academic and Admissions Officer as soon as possible.


The University of Oxford visa and immigration webpages contain useful information about whether a visa is required for your study and the application process. If you have any questions after reading this information, please contact the student immigration team.

You will be contacted by your Department regarding your CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) number when you have met the academic and financial conditions of your offer. The College does not look after this process – if you have an unconditional offer and have not received your CAS three months before the start of your course, please contact your Department.