Funding your Studies

Tuition fees and cost of living

Fees for UK and EU students

The standard UK/EU tuition fee for students starting in 2018 is £9,250 per year. For the latest details see the University’s central admissions page. UK and EU students can take out a loan from the UK government for the full amount of the tuition fee and do not have to pay any fees upfront. The UK government has recently confirmed that EU students starting in the 2018-19 academic year will continue to be eligible for student loans for the duration of their course.

International student fees

The fees vary depending on which course you take. For details of your University fee liability check the University web site. In addition to a University tuition fee international students pay a College fee which is £7,350 for 2017-18.

Cost of living

The University estimates the cost of living at between £9,127 and £13,991 for the nine-month academic year. This includes accommodation and utilities, food, personal items, some items or activities related to study, and social activities. Christ Church helps students meet some of these specific costs through vacation residence grants, book grants, travel grants, language study grants and summer bursaries for internships, see our Financial Support page.

Scholarships, bursaries and maintenance subsidies

UK/EU students may be eligible for an Oxford Bursary or a Moritz-Heyman scholarship. These bursaries and scholarships are not loans and do not have to be paid back. They depend on criteria that include household income as assessed by your regional funding agency, and you don’t have to apply for them separately. This is one of the most generous financial support schemes in the UK, and it is available whichever Oxford college you apply to.

Christ Church Financial Support

In addition to the University-wide schemes described above, colleges offer different forms of financial support for undergraduates. You should be aware that not all applicants get their first-choice college, and any financial awards are only made after your arrival in Oxford.

Christ Church has very reasonable costs for accommodation and food for all students. We also use contextualised rates, but only when information on household income is available through the UK student loan agencies. If they are not already benefitting from a Moritz-Heyman scholarsip students with household incomes of £16,000 or less will normally benefit from a 50% subsidy on accommodation and on the ‘season ticket’ for college dinners. Students with household incomes above £16,000 and up to £42,875 will normally benefit from a 25% subsidy on accommodation and on the ‘season ticket’ for college dinners. We also have a generous hardship fund to help students meet additional difficulties.

At present we are also awarding four Christ Church Prize Scholarships annually, to incoming undergraduates with exceptional academic potential. You don’t have to apply to be considered for these Scholarships, which are awarded on the basis of students’ excellent academic record as well as test scores and interviews during the Admissions process. These scholarships offer generous financial support, to a value matching the Moritz-Heyman scholarships, for the 3 or 4 years of the student’s period of undergraduate study, to those young people who can most benefit from it. To be eligible you will be from a ‘flagged’ background as defined by the Office for Fair Access, or have a household income with an upper limit of £42,875 (as assessed by your UK student loan agency). The scholarships include a £3,000 reduction in the tuition fee (per year) and a bursary of up to £3,700 (per year), aligned with the Moritz-Heyman scholarships, to be paid in termly instalments. These scholarships are not loans and do not have to be paid back.