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Fees and Funding

Graduate study at Oxford is a rewarding experience, but also a significant investment. The University seeks applications from students of the very highest calibre, irrespective of their background or personal circumstances.

Please ensure that you visit the Fees and Funding website, which provides full details of fees and living costs for graduate students, as well as information on the wide range of scholarships available at Oxford and advice on how to find funding opportunities for your studies.

Visit the Fees and Funding website

for full information on Oxford's scholarships and the fees and costs of studying at Oxford

Cost of study

There are three types of expense that prospective graduates need to account for when calculating the cost of graduate study:

  • University tuition fee

    Fees are payable for each year of your course, and the rate you pay depends on the University’s assessment of your fee status as ‘Home/EU’ or ‘Overseas’ and on the qualifications you already hold. Most courses have a maximum period for which fees are payable.

  • College fee

    The college fee covers academic facilities and other services provided by your college. The fee, which you will need to pay each year to your college for the period you are liable for fees, does not include accommodation or meal charges and is payable in addition to the University tuition fee.

  • Living costs

    You will also need a sufficient amount to cover your living expenses for the duration of your studies. A guide to living expenses in Oxford, including advice for students with dependents, is available on our Living Costs page.

For an outline of your fees and living costs, please use the Fees, Funding and Scholarship Search tool.


The Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme in the Humanities Clarendon Fund Research Councils UK Weidenfeld Institute for Strategic Dialogue The Rhodes Trust

The University offers a variety of scholarship programmes based on academic excellence, to give the brightest candidates from around the world the opportunity to pursue graduate study.

Over 1,000 fully-funded scholarships are available for new master's and doctoral students in 2014 from the University, our colleges and supporters. A few of the most prestigious schemes are highlighted above.

Latest News

Over 100 new Oxford Graduate Scholarships, supported by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and other donors, will be awarded to UK and EU postgraduate students who start their course at Oxford in 2014-15. The new scholarships will support the progression of students into a wide range of one-year, full-time and two-year, part-time master’s courses at the University of Oxford. Apply by the relevant January deadline for your course and if you get an offer of a place we will be in touch with more information.

Prospective graduates should start looking for funding as soon as they decide to apply to Oxford. Start by using the Fees, Funding and Scholarship Search tool to browse the wide range of graduate scholarships offered by the collegiate University. The results of each search, tailored to your particular programme and other information about your application, link directly to relevant scholarship webpages containing full information about eligibility and how to apply.

The Graduate Scholarships page offers further information about the different types of funding that may be available to you. Before applying for scholarships, read the eligibility criteria thoroughly and make sure you submit your application by the correct deadline.

It is important to note that most fully funded opportunities at Oxford are only available to students about to start a new course. Once you are registered/enrolled as a student, there are very few substantive scholarships available, so it is vital to explore your options early.