A number of graduate access initiatives are already in place in Oxford. These include an application fee waiver scheme for prospective students from low income countries (as defined by the World Bank); and the development new matched fundraising scheme,
which will increase the number of graduate scholarships available.
The University has also launched graduate access programmes including UNIQ+ and Wellcome Biomedical Vacation Scholarships. These schemes provide paid summer research internships for students from
groups with low progression to postgraduate study, giving them the chance to experience graduate study at Oxford. Around 100 placements have been offered by departments in 2020. Those taking part, as well as those who have been unsuccessful but whose
application was deemed of a good quality will benefit from an application fee waiver.