Course fees for UK/EU undergraduates on all courses at the University of Oxford are currently £9,000 or £9,250 a year depending on the year of entry. However, provided they have taken out a student loan, UK and EU students only need to start paying back their course fees once they have graduated and are earning over a certain amount each year; you can find further details on repayment plans here. Furthermore, Oxford is able to offer one of the most generous support packages in the UK to students on a lower family income; see further information here.

Please note, the Government has announced that the 'Overseas' fees rate will apply to new EU entrants from 2021-22 onwards. From this date they will no longer be eligible for student loan support from Student Finance England. This change will not apply to Irish nationals living in the UK or Republic of Ireland, who will continue to be charged fees at the 'Home' rate for the duration of their course. You can find further information on these changes here.

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Course fees for overseas undergraduates (those outside the UK/EU and, from 2021-22, outside the UK) 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.

Undergraduate Finance

Currently all Home and European Union students pay £9,000 or £9,250 per year, depending on the year of entry (as at most other universities). Students can access a loan from the UK government for the full amount of their course fee and, provided they take this opportunity, they do not need to pay any course fees upfront; repayment of the student loan only begins after a former student has graduated and is earning over a certain amount per year. Further information on fees and bursaries can be found at Fees & Funding.

EU students commencing from 2021 will pay the ‘Overseas’ fees rate, and will no longer be eligible for a government loan. These changes will not apply to Irish nationals living in the UK or Republic of Ireland. See further details on these changes here.

For information on fees and funding for international students, please see 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 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 Crankstart 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

Fees: The course fee charged is dependent on course and applicants should use the Fee Calculator available via Student Funding Services in order to determine it. 

EU students commencing from 2021 will pay the ‘Overseas’ fees rate, and will no longer be eligible for a government loan. These changes will not apply to Irish nationals living in the UK or Republic of Ireland. See further details on these changes here.

Financial Declarations: 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 course fees for the first year of their course. Full details of the Financial Declaration process can be found here.

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The University 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.

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Living Costs

Living Costs

Living costs

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Find out how much the University of Oxford has estimated that it will cost to live and study in Oxford in 2020-21 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 generally offers College-owned accommodation to all its undergraduates either in College, the Dorothy Wadham Building or Merifield. This accommodation is competitively priced. A living-out grant is also available each year to all students (generally graduates) who are not offered College-owned accommodation. 

More about undergraduate accommodation 
More about graduate accommodation