Finance

Tuition fees for UK/EU undergraduates on all courses at the University of Oxford are currently £9000 a year. However, provided they have taken out a student loan, UK and EU students only need to start paying back their tuition fees once they have graduated and are earning over £21,000 a year. Furthermore, Oxford is able to offer bursaries to many of its students, and offers the most generous financial support of any university to those on a family income of £16,000 or less.

Details of financial support that is available to assist with the costs of an undergraduate course can be found here and on the Undergraduate Admissions pages of the Oxford University website.

Tuition fees for overseas undergraduates (those outside the UK/EU) and all graduate students will vary depending on their course and country of residence. You can work out the cost of any course of interest to you by using the university’s Fees and Funding calculators for undergraduates and for graduates.

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Undergraduate Finance

The College is committed to ensuring that all Home and European Union students, regardless of income or background, can afford to come to the University. Currently all Home and European Union students pay £9000 per year to study at Oxford (as at most other universities). They can access a loan from the UK government for the full amount of their tuition fee and, provided they take this opportunity, they do not need to pay any tuition fees upfront - repayment of the student loan only begins after a former student has graduated and is earning over £21,000 per year. Further information on fees and bursaries can be found at Student Funding.

Students from overseas usually have different funding arrangements to those from the UK and EU. Undergraduate students outside of the European Economic Area are required to pay both college and university fees. Further information on fees and funding for international students can be found in the university’s Undergraduate Prospectus.

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University help

Oxford University is able to provide financial assistance to some UK students, dependent on their household income, in the form of fee waivers and bursaries; full details of the financial support which is available can be found here. There are undergraduate scholarships available to UK applicants, such as the Lloyds Scholarships and the Moritz-Heyman Scholarships, as well as a limited number of scholarships for overseas students. Wadham College is also able to offer a number of academic-related grants specifically to support undergraduate students.

NUS advice

Further advice on financial support for undergraduates can be found on the website of the National Union of Students.

Graduate Finance

At Oxford fees are payable to both the College and the University.

Fees: The University fee charged is dependent on course and applicants should use the Fee Calculator available via Student Funding Services in order to determine it. Wadham's College fee does not differ significantly from that charged by any other Oxford college. The College does not charge continuation fees (an administration or membership fee sometimes charged to students outside their period of University and College fee liability).

Financial Guarantees: In addition to any conditions set by the department or faculty, acceptance by the College is also conditional upon a student supplying written evidence of their ability to meet the University and College fees for the first year of their course. Full details of the Financial Declaration process can be found here.

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Graduates are encouraged to apply to the College's Student Support fund for help with conference attendance (for which they can expect to receive up to £200 per year) and, like undergraduates, may apply for financial help in cases of hardship.

The University also provides a Funding Search of graduate scholarships available to home, EU, and overseas students.

NPC advice
Further advice on securing financial support for undertaking graduate study can be found on the website of the National Postgraduate Committee.

Living Costs

Living Costs

Living costs

Oxford University estimates that living costs for UK undergraduates currently amount to around £8500 per year; details of how this figure is arrived at can be found here. Graduate students can expect their living costs to be roughly £12,900 per year; further details of the expected living costs for graduate students can be found here.

Collegiate support

In many ways the Collegiate structure helps the University to support students financially: 

College accommodation and short terms combine to make rent manageable; college meals, available to all, are subsidized; college libraries, in addition to the University libraries, provide most core and many supplementary texts; college facilities, including common room and bar, make socializing less expensive; a small city centre keeps transport costs low (and cyclists fit); and finally, the College offers, in addition to University and Government grants, its own student support funds and scholarships.

More about undergraduate support
More about graduate support

Subsidised accommodation

Subsidised accommodation

Wadham College is able to provide subsidised accommodation to all its undergraduates for two years of their course (in most cases, their first and final years). This accommodation currently costs £3840 a year – including all bills and five evening meals a week – making Wadham one of the cheaper Oxford colleges in terms of living costs. A living-out grant is also available each year to all students who are not accommodated in college.

More about undergraduate accommodation
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