Funding your Studies

Course Fees

UK and Republic of Ireland students

Course fees for UK and Republic of Ireland (ROI) students starting their first undergraduate degree in 2021 will be £9,250. UK and ROI students are eligible for a tuition fee loan from the UK government for the full amount of their course fees and do not have to pay any fees upfront. For more information please visit the University Course Fees website and have a look at the University webpage on Government Support

Students from outside the UK and ROI

From the 2021-22 academic year, students from the EU (except ROI), EEA, and Switzerland will no longer be eligible for Home fee status or a tuition fee loan from the UK government. 

Students from outside the UK and ROI will have either Overseas or Islands (Channel Islands and Isle of Man) fee status. Students with Overseas fee status will be charged a significantly higher level of course fees, which will vary according to their course (have a look at the course listings for specific course fees). For more information, please visit the University Course Fees website and take a look at the University Fee Status website to determine which fee status you would have. 

Cost of living

The University estimates the cost of living at between £10,575 and £15,390 for the nine-month academic year (2021-22). This includes accommodation and utilities, food, personal items, social activities, and some items or activities related to study. Christ Church helps students meet some of these costs through vacation residence grants, book grants, travel grants, language study grants, and summer bursaries for internships, see our Financial Support page for more information and our Accommodation and Meals page for specific details of these costs at Christ Church. 

Scholarships, bursaries and maintenance subsidies

UK students may be eligible for an Oxford Bursary or the Crankstart Scholarship (formerly Moritz-Heyman Scholarship). These bursaries and scholarships are not loans and do not have to be paid back. Eligibility is based on 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. Financial awards are typically made once students arrive in Oxford.

Christ Church has very reasonable costs for accommodation and food for all students. We also use contextualised rates, but only where information on household income is available through the UK student loan agencies. Unfortunately, this means that our contextualised rates are only available for UK and ROI students who have had their household income assessed. 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.