The Reach Oxford Scholarships offer an invaluable opportunity for students from low-income and developing countries to pursue their academic aspirations at the prestigious University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

Reach Oxford Scholarship Program 2024/2025 for Developing Countries

The Reach Oxford scholarships, previously known as Oxford Student Scholarships, are dedicated to providing opportunities for students from low-income countries who face various barriers to pursuing higher education in their home countries.


Scholarship Sponsor(s): University of Oxford

Scholarship Type: Full Funding


Host Institution(s): University of Oxford


Scholarship Worth: See Scholarship benefits (below)

Number of Awards: Several


Study level:  Undergraduate

Nationality: International students

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Reach Oxford Scholarships 2024/2024 | Eligibility Criteria

    1. Offer of Admission: Applicants must have received an offer of admission to an undergraduate program at the University of Oxford. This signifies that they have successfully met the academic and other requirements for admission to the university.
    2. Academic Excellence: Applicants should demonstrate exceptional academic achievements, typically evidenced by outstanding academic results or grades obtained in previous studies. Strong academic performance is a key criterion for selection.
    3. Leadership Qualities: Candidates are expected to possess strong leadership qualities and demonstrate potential for future leadership roles. This may be evidenced through participation in extracurricular activities, community service, or leadership roles in academic or non-academic settings.
    4. Commitment to Return: Applicants should express a genuine commitment to returning to their home country upon completion of their studies at Oxford. This demonstrates their intention to contribute to the development of their home country and apply the knowledge and skills gained during their studies for the benefit of their communities.
    5. Priority for First-time Undergraduates: Priority may be given to applicants who have not previously studied at the undergraduate level. This emphasizes the scholarship’s focus on providing opportunities to students who may not have had access to higher education previously.

      To be considered for the Reach Oxford scholarships, applicants must meet the following requirements:

Eligible Countries:

Afghanistan; Albania; Algeria; Angola; Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Bangladesh; Belarus; Belize; Benin; Bhutan; Bolivia; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Botswana; Brazil; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cambodia; Cameroon; Cape Verde; Central African Rep.; Chad; China; Colombia; Comoros; Congo, Dem. Rep.; Congo, Rep.; Cook Islands; Costa Rica; Côte d’Ivoire; Cuba; Djibouti; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; Egypt; El Salvador; Equatorial Guinea; Eritrea; Eswatini; Ethiopia; Fiji; Gabon; Gambia; Georgia; Ghana; Grenada; Guatemala; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; India; Indonesia; Iran; Iraq; Jamaica; Jordan; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Kiribati; Korea, Dem. People’s Rep.; Kosovo; Kyrgyz Rep.; Laos; Lebanon; Lesotho; Liberia; Libya; Madagascar; Malawi; Malaysia; Maldives; Mali; Marshall Islands; Mauritania; Mauritius; Mexico; Micronesia, Federated States; Moldova; Mongolia; Montenegro; Montserrat; Morocco; Mozambique; Myanmar; Namibia; Nauru; Nepal; Nicaragua; Niger; Nigeria; Niue; North Macedonia; Pakistan; Palau; Panama; Papua New Guinea; Paraguay; Peru; Philippines; Rwanda; Saint Helena; Samoa; São Tomé and Príncipe; Senegal; Serbia; Sierra Leone; Solomon Islands; Somalia; South Africa; South Sudan; Sri Lanka; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines; Sudan; Suriname; Syria; Tajikistan; Tanzania; Thailand; Timor-Leste; Togo; Tokelau; Tonga; Tunisia; Turkey; Turkmenistan; Tuvalu; Uganda; Ukraine; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu; Venezuela; Vietnam; Wallis and Futuna; West Bank and Gaza Strip; Yemen; Zambia; Zimbabwe.

Scholarship Benefits

  • Course fees
  • Grant for living costs
  • One return air fare per year

Application Deadline: 15 October 2024

Application Procedure

How-to-apply: Please follow the below instructions to apply;

  • You must make an application to the University of Oxford for an undergraduate course through UCAS by 15 October 2023, and be successful in gaining a place.
  • Details on how to apply for a scholarship for 2024 entry will be made available on the official scholarship page in January 2024.
  • For 2024 entry applicants who apply by the 7 February 2024 scholarship deadline, the selection process will be undertaken in March 2024.
  • Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application in April 2024

Visit Scholarship Webpage for more details


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