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Financial Information

We are acutely aware of the concerns of prospective students and their parents over the increasing cost of higher education. We are determined that financial concerns should not deter people from applying or subsequently succeeding in their studies. 

At Christ Church every effort is made to provide help where it is possible. The information below details the costs of studying and living here, and some of the help available.


Fees and Student Funding Update

Oxford has recently outlined its proposals for the 2015/16 tuition charge for UK and EU students - subject to approval by the Office for Fair Access (OFFA). The charge is accompanied by a generous financial support package and continued commitment to widening access.   Please click here to be directed to the Oxford University website for full details.

Annual Costs

To help you when planning your finances, here are some of the costs that you will face:

University Tuition Fee (Home/EU) for 2015-2016: £9,000. This is a guideline only. Please see the Oxford University website for full details.

Christ Church Basic Board and Lodging Information 2015/16

Daily average room rate:                                  £20.20 excluding utilities

Daily average room rate with utilities :             £21.37 dependent on utilities usage

Length of undergraduate contract in days:      175 days

You can expect meal costs to be of the following order:-

Breakfast                                                               £1.75 (average cost as pay as you)

Lunch                                                                    £4.95 (average cost as pay as you go)

Dinner                                                                   £2.38 (Dining Season Ticket)

All Freshers are accommodated on the main College site in their first year.  College accommodation is available for undergraduates for all years of study.  Accommodation in the second and subsequent years is provided in one of three locations: the main site, St. Aldate’s annex (located across the road from the college) and the Liddell Building (located on the Iffley Road).  In the second and subsequent years rooms are allocated on the basis of a ballot.  All Freshers should refer to the Blue Book which contains full information on types of accommodation, meals, booking systems and payment systems and can be found on this website.

Financial Support

Church is sensitive to the growing financial costs associated with a university education. We are in a fortunate position to be able to offer financial assistance to students who require it.

Christ Church contributes to the University’s generous financial support package for home and EU students from low income backgrounds, meaning that no home or EU student with the ability and potential to study at Oxford should be deterred from making an application to us based on financial grounds. Details of the University’s financial support package available to students starting their course in October 2015 will be published on the Christ Church and Oxford websites once announced.

Thanks to the generosity of old members, Christ Church also has a student support fund from which grants or loans can be made to assist those who are struggling financially while on course.

UK residents can apply for up to 28 days’ vacation residence grant (p.a.) to help cover the cost of accommodation if they are required to stay in Oxford outside of term time.

Scholarships (£300 p.a.) and Exhibitions (£200 p.a.) are awarded on academic merit to students in their second year.

Book grants of £240 (in installments of £80) are available to all our undergraduates.

Students who find that they are in unforeseen financial difficulty, can apply (through the college) for a University Hardship Fund and/or Government Access to Learning Fund grant.

Undergraduate Scholarships

As is the case at all Oxford colleges, no awards are offered on entry to Christ Church, apart from Organ and Choral Scholarships. All undergraduates are considered for a variety of scholarships and other awards on academic grounds for their second and subsequent years. Organ Scholarships and Academical Clerkships (Choral Scholarships) are awarded in most years. Organ Scholars are expected to study music; Academical Clerks may study any subject. In addition, Instrumental Awards are offered to undergraduates in recognition of their contribution to the musical life of the College. Please click here for the Music faculty's website, where you will find full details about these scholarships under "Prospective Students".


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