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How much will it cost to study at St Edmund Hall?

It’s no more expensive to study at the University of Oxford than at any other university in the UK. In fact, the tutorial system and the benefits of living in a college make Oxford exceptional value for money. The University has put together a generous support package in the light of recent tuition fee increases. While many universities are offering fee waivers or bursaries, the University of Oxford is offering both.

Student finance can seem complicated but it doesn’t have to be. We hope this page will help you get started with budgeting for your tuition fees and living expenses, as well as providing information about the support available at St Edmund Hall.

At St Edmund Hall, we are committed to ensuring that none of our students withdraw for financial reasons.

What scholarships are available?

The College awards nearly 150 scholarships, awards and prizes each year, plus additional bursaries and grants. (Find out more about our awards for current undergraduates.)

Prospective undergraduates can also apply for the following scholarships:

How will St Edmund Hall support me?

We have hardship funds available for our students who find themselves in unexpected financial difficulties. We also regularly award scholarships and prizes, academic grants (for projects and equipment), book grants, vacation grants and travel awards.

How much will my tuition fees be, and how I can afford them?

Tuition fees at Oxford are made up of the university fee and a separate college fee. The college fee pays for college teaching and facilities such as the library and IT. It doesn’t cover accommodation or meals (see living expenses).

The rate at which you pay your University fee and whether you have to pay the college fee depends on your fee status.

I'm a UK/EU student

For up-to-date information on tuition fee rates, Oxford's support packages and government loans and bursaries, please see the University's excellent guide.

Full-time undergraduates from the UK and EU who are studying for their first degree and who are eligible for public funding do not pay the college fee.

Three reasons not to be deterred from applying to Oxford by the recent fee increases:

  1. The University fee is still the same as that of many other UK universities
  2. You do not have to pay anything upfront. Repayment of loans begins when you have graduated and are earning more than £21,000
  3. Oxford offers generous fee reductions for students from lower-income households

I'm an Overseas student

Overseas students pay their University fee at a different rate from UK and EU students. Information to help you calculate the fees for your chosen course is available on the University's website.

Overseas students also pay the college fee.

If we make you an offer for admission as an overseas student, one of the conditions of your offer will be to provide a financial declaration showing that you are willing and able to meet the fees and expenses for your course.

How much will my living expenses be?

You will need to budget for accommodation, food, clothes, entertainment and other costs. The good news is that life in Oxford can be cheaper than in many other university cities if you plan carefully.

The city centre is compact and you’ll rarely need to use public transport. The collegiate system means that accommodation and food costs are lower than in many other universities. St Edmund Hall charges rent per term instead of per month, so you won’t have to waste money on accommodation during the holidays when you’re not here. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available in the College dining hall and the cost of dinner at St Edmund Hall is only £5.25.

The University has put together some useful advice to help you plan your budget.

Don't forget that the University of Oxford offers generous non-repayable bursaries to help with living costs. Available to English students from households with an annual income of less than £42,620, the bursaries are awarded on an income-dependent sliding scale.