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 2020 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 2020-21 academic year will continue to be eligible for student loans for the duration of their course.

University tuition fee for 2020-2021 (Home/EU) - £9,250

International student fees

Fees vary depending on the course undertaken. For details of University fee liability by course, check the University website.

Cost of living

The University estimates the cost of living at between £10,215 and £14,850 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. See also our Accommodation and Meals page for further information of these costs at Christ Church. 

Scholarships, bursaries and maintenance subsidies

UK/EU students may be eligible for an Oxford Bursary or a Crankstart Scholarship (formerly 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. Not all successful candidates are offered a place at their first-choice college, and any financial awards are only made after their 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. Unfortunately, this means that our contextualised rates are not available for international students. 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.