Fees and Applications

Coronavirus COVID-19 information:
Owing to the global health crisis we will unfortunately postpone this course until 2022 (dates TBC).


The course fee is £5,000 for attendees from the private sector, and £3,750 for attendees from the public sector and civil society. For both of these sectors the course fee includes all teaching costs, en-suite accommodation at an Oxford college for five nights, breakfast, lunch and several dinners. It does not include the cost of travel to and from Oxford, visas, or any personal expenses you may incur.


We have a small number of scholarships to support participation on the course. These are only for applicants from the public sector and civil society, with a particular preference for candidates from developing countries.

Scholarships will cover a varying proportion of the course fees depending on need, and are intended to increase diversity and accessibility.

To be considered for a scholarship 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.


In order to apply please complete an application form [Microsoft Word] and return it to sffc@smithschool.ox.ac.uk 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
"I loved the course. The combination of content, fellow participants and location made for a stimulating week."
"With limited background in either finance or sustainability this was a great and comprehensive introduction. The setting and organisation was perfect as well!"
"I go back with a lot of food for thought, an enhanced network and a handful of interesting ideas to think about. Thank you for making it possible."
"Excellent course, the material was diverse and interesting. I gained several new ideas to take home with me and implement in my work. Networking is fantastic."
"My key learning has been in terms of my own reflections of how I would want my career to take shape and this course and people have helped me a great deal."

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.