Make a gift

Thank you for choosing to make a gift to Merton. Your support will help us to provide an exceptional quality of education to students from all backgrounds. It will enable us to preserve our position as a global centre for academic excellence.

To make your donation, please select your country of residence below.

If you have any questions, please email or call +44(0)1865 276 316.

United Kingdom

Merton College is a Registered Charity (No. 1139022) in England and Wales. If you are a UK taxpayer, you can increase the value of your gift to Merton by 25% at no cost to you by declaring Gift Aid. Should you pay tax at the higher or additional rates, you can reclaim tax on your Self Assessment return and reduce the cost of the gift for you and your family.

If you are interested in donor advised funds (such as the Charities Aid Foundation), payroll giving, donating stocks and shares, or gifting property, please contact the Development Office team.

United States

US taxpayers can make tax-effective gifts at any time during the year via the Merton College Charitable Corporation (MC3). MC3 is a tax-exempt organisation under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) code, and all donations to it are tax deductible subject to standard IRS regulations. For more information, email the MC3 Administrator, Thom Yu, at or call (+1) 703-888-7781.


The University of Oxford is recognised by the Canadian Revenue Agency as a prescribed institution under Section 3503 of the Income Tax Regulations. Gifts made by Canadian taxpayers to Merton are therefore fully tax-deductible. Upon receiving your donation, we will ensure that you are sent a receipt for Canadian tax purposes.


Residents of Germany can make tax-deductible gifts to Merton, without incurring any fees, through the German Friends of Oxford University. This is a registered charity run by Dr Jan Willisch, and it is authorised to issue donation receipts to German donors.


Residents of Switzerland can donate to Merton tax-effectively through the Swiss Friends of Oxford University (SFOU), which was set up as an association (Verein) under Swiss law. SFOU has tax rulings from the canton of Zug recognising its tax-exempt status.

Hong Kong

The University of Oxford China Office Limited is a registered charity under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance. The China Office is able to issue gift receipts for Hong Kong tax purposes.

Rest of the World

It may be possible for residents of some European countries to give tax-effectively to Merton through the Transnational Giving Europe (TGE) scheme.

For information about tax-efficient giving from other countries, please contact the Development Office team.