Financial and Practical Details

Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Nuffield Undergraduate Scholars Institute will not run in summer 2021. We expect that the programme will return in 2022.

The Nuffield Undergraduate Scholars' Institute is free for all participants.

Participants also receive the following, to enable them to fully concentrate on the programme for its six-week duration without needing to undertake paid employment:

  • A bursary of £2,500 for participation.
  • Free accommodation at Nuffield College.
  • Free weekday meals at Nuffield College.
  • Reimbursement of reasonable standard-class travel expenses to/from Oxford up to £300, for which original receipts are required.


A private bedroom at Nuffield will be provided.


Weekday breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner are provided to participants free of charge. The College Kitchen provides options for vegan, vegetarian, Halal and non-strict Kosher diets. It is also able to make adjustments to accommodate medical conditions that require a restricted diet, for example food allergies or intolerances.

If you have any questions about the accommodation and meals provision, or any special requirements, please contact


If you have any accessibility requirements, please do not hesitate to contact at any stage with questions about the Nuffield College site or any other aspect of NUSI. You may also find the information here useful.

We are committed to meeting the access needs of all participants.


About Oxford     

The Nuffield Undergraduate Scholars Institute is located at Nuffield College, in the centre of Oxford.

Oxford is a beautiful city of stunning architecture, history and culture. You’ll find ancient and modern colleges, fascinating museums and galleries, and plenty of parks, gardens and green spaces in which to relax. A major tourist destination, Oxford also has a diverse range of quality cafes, bars, pubs and restaurants, and the city holds regular cultural events.

For more information on the history and culture of both Oxford and its university, as well as advice on planning your stay, please visit the University’s Visiting Oxford webpages. You also may wish to visit the Oxford Visitor Information Centre's Experience Oxfordshire website.

Oxford is well connected by road, rail and air, and as a small city, is easy to cover on foot or bicycle. For more information on how to get to Oxford, please visit the Nuffield College website.