In order to apply please complete an application form [Microsoft Word] and return it to along with a copy of your CV.

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate their suitability for the course in terms of:

  • The relevance of the course to their occupation and organisation
  • Their experience and potential, particularly in areas related to course content
  • Their initial objectives for learning and their intentions for their capstone project

NOTE: the Sustainable Finance Foundation Course is currently at capacity, and any new applications received will be placed on a waiting list.


We have a small number of bursaries to support participation on the course. Applicants from non-profits and the public sector will be prioritised, with a particular preference for candidates from developing countries. To be considered for a bursary please also provide a letter of endorsement from an appropriate senior manager (ideally the CEO or Chair of your organisation) alongside your completed application form and CV.

"Thank you for an inspirational few days that have furnished me with the tools I need to take my work forwards."

Terms and Conditions

Following receipt of a completed application form, applicants are reviewed for suitability to the programme. If the application is accepted, notification is sent with a link for online payment.

Payment is due within 30 days of notification of acceptance, or 6 weeks before commencement of the programme, whichever is sooner. Registrations are confirmed on receipt of full payment of the programme fee. Places are allocated in order of receipt of payment. Prices are subject to periodical revision.

Please read our full Terms and Conditions

Application Form - Collection Notice

Information collected in the Application Form above will only be used for the purpose of evaluating your application to the Oxford Smith School Sustainable Finance Foundation Course at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment (SSEE), School of Geography and the Environment (SoGE), University of Oxford, and will not be made available to third-parties. Information provided will only be kept for as long as is necessary to fulfil this purpose. Information is handled, stored and disposed of in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998. By supplying this information you are consenting to the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, SoGE holding and using it for the purposes for which it was provided. For more information, please see the SoGE's Privacy Policy.