"To be able to help others I first need to get help myself."
As of April the 8th 2021, I have collected all the money I need to study in Oxford for an entire year!! I feel grateful beyond words.
Now I am continuing with fundraising for my second, third and fourth year at Oxford University.
How much do studies at Oxford cost?
How do I plan to fund my studies?
How much money do I need?
If I do not count the possible grants from Tatra banka and Slovnaft, I still need £17,000 (20,000 €), to pay for my second year. I will need to document that I have this money by the end of May.
How can you help?
- If you are not from Slovakia, donate to my GoFundMe fundraiser.
- If you are from Slovakia, you can donate to my transparent bank account: SK96 0900 0000 0051 7710 8562
- Share the link to my website on LinkedIn, Facebook or other social networks.
- Tell about me your friends and family
Thank You very much for Your help.
What other possibilities for funding my future do I have?
The Slovak government does not officially provide any financial support to people studying abroad. I wrote to the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Finance, I contacted the British Embassy and all Slovak Members of The European Parliament. Besides, I reached out to the British Council. I received many encouraging replies. However, no one could tell me about any state grant I could apply for.
Still, I intend to apply for a grant from two private companies - Tatrabanka and Slovnaft (5000 €+ 5000 €). Next year, I will also take on a student loan from Fond na podporu vzdelávania (approximately 4000 € a year). This year, I, unfortunately, didn't get this loan due to the delayed shipment of my application from Oxford.
In The United Kingdom
Unfortunately, Oxford has no scholarships for students from Slovakia. I thus need to rely on funding from Slovakia.
Why is Oxford so expensive?
In June 2020, The British government announced that, due to BREXIT, tuition fees for new European students starting in the 2021/22 academic year will radically increase. In addition, European students are no longer eligible for student loans from the British government.