At Christ Church we're determined to make sure that no student with the potential to study at Oxford is put off applying to Christ Church due to financial concerns. Students at Christ Church have access to a generous amount of financial support to make sure that they can make the most of their time at university. 

Below you can find details of the University of Oxford's course fees, the costs associated with being a student here, and the financial support available from Christ Church and the University. 

Fees and financial support

Course fees

Students who qualify for 'Home' fee status

Course fees for students who have 'Home' fee status starting their first undergraduate degree in 2024 will be £9,250. 'Home' 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 web page on Government Support

Students who have 'Overseas' 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 to be between £1,345 and £1,955 per month in 2024/25. This includes accommodation and utilities, food, personal items, social activities, and some items or activities related to study. 

Each academic year usually consists of three terms of eight weeks each, but you may need to be in Oxford for longer. 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. 

Financing meals
Accommodation and meals

Christ Church has very reasonable costs for accommodation and food for all students: meals and rent are heavily subsidised by the college, making Christ Church one of the most affordable colleges to live in.

We can offer substantial discounts for accommodation and meals, but only where information on household income is available through the UK student loan agencies. Unfortunately, this means that our discounted rates are only available for 'Home' students who have had their household income assessed. 

Students with household incomes of £32,500 or less will normally benefit from a 50% subsidy on accommodation and on the ‘season ticket’ for college dinners. Students with household incomes above £32,500 and up to £50,000 will normally benefit from a 25% subsidy on accommodation and on the 'season ticket' for college dinners. 

Scholarships, bursaries and grants

UK students at the University of Oxford may be eligible for an Oxford Bursary or the Crankstart Scholarship. These bursaries and scholarships are not loans and do not have to be paid back. 

Eligibility for these University-wide grants is based on household income as assessed by your regional funding agency, and you don't have to apply for them separately. The Oxford Bursary is one of the most generous financial support schemes in the UK, and it is available whichever Oxford college you apply to.

Christ Church also offers some prizes, grants and Summer Bursaries. 

Scholarships (£300 per year) and Exhibitions (£200 per year) are awarded on academic merit, and there are many other prizes for specific areas of achievement. 

Book grants of £330 are available to all our undergraduates.

You can apply for a Travel Grant to assist with travel for academic or educational purposes.

You can also apply for a Language Study Grant of up to £250 to cover the full costs of a foreign-language course at the University’s Language Centre.

You may be eligible to apply for a Summer Bursary of up to £2,000 to help you meet living costs while undertaking a summer internship, laboratory placement or academic course. The aim of these bursaries is to help students make the transition from undergraduate study to graduate-level jobs, and they are primarily intended for students with a household income of below £43,000 per year.

Students whose course includes a compulsory Year Abroad may be eligible for a Year Abroad Financial Support Grant of up to £500.

Financial support at Christ Church
Organ and Choral Scholarships

Organ Scholarships and Academical Clerkships (also known as Choral Scholarships) are awarded in most years. For more information about Organ Scholarships, please visit the University Organ Awards page where you'll be able to find information about the Organ Scholarships Christ Church is offering in the coming academic year. 

Please have a look at the Christ Church Choir and the University Choral Awards webpages if you are interested in Choral Scholarships. 

In addition, Instrumental Awards are offered to undergraduates in recognition of their contribution to the musical life of the College.

Organ Scholarships