Summer Internship Programme Funding

Some of the scholarships are open to all our students who secure an internship through the programme while others are awarded subject to eligibility.

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If a host organisation has offered you an internship which is advertised as having an internship award attached, you must let us know as soon as possible so that we can check your eligibility (if applicable) so we can transfer the funding to you. Please contact Stacey Phillington, Finance Officer, by emailing with the details of your placement.

Please note you may not receive funding through the Summer Internship Programme for the same internship twice.

Alumni Association Travel Grants

The University’s Alumni Association generously offers £4,000 per annum to support internships. These grants are pre-allocated to particular placements as indicated on the internship description on CareerConnect.

Innovation Fund

The University of Oxford has generously offered £50,000 to support internships in innovation, in a variety of sectors. These grants are pre-allocated to particular placements as indicated on the internship description on CareerConnect.

Quantitative Methods Awards for Social Scientists

Oxford’s Q-Step Centre has provided Q-Step Internship Awards since their launch in 2014. Undergraduate students from the Social Sciences Division (or students studying part of a joint degree in Social Sciences) can receive up to £1,500 to undertake an internship which focuses on the development of quantitative methods skills. The internships are particularly relevant for first year students who have studied the Q-Step module. The awards come attached to internships advertised through the Summer Internship Programme, which are listed on CareerConnect.

Please note that students who are studying Economics and Management, and History and Economics will not be eligible for this award.

It is a condition of the award that students will be required to provide feedback about the internship and the development of their quantitative methods skills in the work place.

Santander Internship Awards

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Santander generously offers a number of awards through the Summer Internship Programme every year which we are able to allocate to internships based in the Santander Network countries. These scholarships are pre-allocated to particular internships as indicated on the internship description on CareerConnect. All students applying to a Santander-funded internship are eligible to receive this funding.

Turing Scheme

The Turing Scheme is the UK government's funding programme for outgoing global study or work abroad activities. The University is pleased to have secured Turing Scheme funding towards living costs for specific student opportunities in the 2021/22 academic year, spanning a range of departments, with enhanced funding available for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The Turing Scheme supports student mobility across the world, and promotes global activities in order for students to gain experience of other cultures and develop their skills.

Turing funding is calculated according to the exact length of the internship, and varies by the country being visited, with enhanced funding available for disadvantaged students. Please see our PDF for details of the eligibility criteria for additional funding.

Successful candidates will be contacted by the Student Fees and Funding team and must complete all requirements specified to ensure they remain eligible for funding. The awards will be paid in GB Pounds in two instalments, with 80% payable at the start of the internship and the remaining 20% shortly after the internship finishes, and upon submission of the required documentation.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Internships must meet the minimum duration of 28 days.
  • Internships must take place between 1 September 2021 and 31 August 2022.
  • Students must ensure that they have made all appropriate arrangements for visas & insurance. Please visit the University’s Study Abroad webpage, and the UK Government’s travel advice page, as well as the relevant embassy/consulate website for more information.
  • Students must either be enrolled or have recently graduated to be eligible. Turing funds are not available to suspended students.
  • Turing Scheme internships cannot take place in red list countries, in line with the UK government guidance. The Turing Scheme will not release funding for participants who are travelling to a red listed country.

Students can receive a maximum of 12 months of Turing funding throughout the course of their degree, and therefore students who have already received Turing funding or plan to apply for it on their year abroad later in their degree may not be eligible. If students are concerned about this requirement they can contact the Turing team at


If you require additional support for your internship you should consider applying to alternative funding sources.

College & Department Funding

Many Oxford colleges and departments have travel bursaries which you can apply for. We would strongly encourage you to contact your college or department as soon as possible to explore the options which may be available to you as application deadlines can be very early.

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