Admission as a graduate student is conditional on the applicant making a formal declaration that they can meet the expenses of their course. Expenses include both fees and living costs for the full duration of the course.
When an offer of a College place is made, the applicant will be sent the College’s Financial Declaration form, which states the full amount that should be available to you and gives guidance on the sort of evidence required.
There are two fees payable by all graduate students: a University Tuition Fee and a College Fee. Please consult the rates for University and College Fees.
Where the student is paying fees directly, the University and College Fees must be paid in advance at the beginning of each academic year. This rule does not apply to students receiving UK government grants whose fees are paid directly to the College; the rules may be modified in cases where a student holds a scholarship which is paid only in instalments over the year.
- The University’s list of college costs of rent and other charges for the current academic year. For rent due to the College, one-third is invoiced at the beginning of each term.
- The University’s information about the estimated cost of living as a graduate student in Oxford.
Average costs for lunch and dinner in Hall are around £3 per meal, the maximum being a two-course dinner at £4.15. There is more information about Hall meals and catering costs/options here. There is some self-catering in the accommodation at the Graduate Centre.
The University recognises that some graduate students will want to undertake a limited amount of paid work during their studies, whether as part of their academic development (e.g. teaching and demonstrating) or to help to support themselves financially. If you are considering doing paid work, please read the University’s guidelines.