Fees and Funding
Scholarships and Prizes
The College awards nearly 150 scholarships, awards and prizes each year, plus additional bursaries and grants.
Choral and Organ Scholarships
The College aims to have six Choral Scholars and two Organ Scholars in residence each year. All prospective undergraduates can apply for these scholarships.
We have financial assistance 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. Current students can find out more about how to apply for financial assistance funding here.
At St Edmund Hall, we are committed to ensuring that none of our students withdraw for financial reasons.
University and college fees at Oxford are consolidated into a combined course fee. This includes university tuition, as well as college teaching and facilities such as the library and IT. It does not cover accommodation or meals.
The rate at which you pay your University fee depends on your fee status.
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.
Please note that the EU fee status is no longer available. EU students can find the latest information about fees and funding on the University website. Please also visit the government announcement about this change.
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.
Reach Oxford Scholarship
St Edmund Hall participates in the Reach Oxford initiative, aiming to have one Reach Oxford Scholar in residence at the College in a given year. The Scholarship is supported by a contribution from the College, as well as through the generosity of its undergraduate and postgraduate members.
The Reach Oxford Scholarship provides full remission of University and College fees, in addition to grants towards living and travel expenses. It is offered to undergraduate students from low-income countries who, for political or financial reasons, or because suitable educational facilities do not exist, cannot study for a degree in their own countries.
More information on the Reach Oxford Scholarships, including eligibility criteria and the application process, can be found on the University of Oxford website.
US Federal Loans
US students studying at Oxford University may be entitled to a US government student loan to help fund their studies here. More information on US loans, including private loans, Veterans Affairs and AmeriCorps can be found on the University of Oxford’s US federal loans webpage.
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 will 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 will not have to waste money on accommodation during the holidays when you are not here.
The University also offers generous non-repayable bursaries to help with living costs. Bursaries are available on a household income-dependent sliding scale.