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The Radcliffe Science Library has a fantastic supply of books to help with studying. College libraries are really well-stocked too, so I have never needed to buy my own medical textbooks.
Despite what you may have heard, it's no more expensive to study at Oxford than at any other university. In fact, our world-class resources and college provision actually keep living costs down.The information below will help you to find out more about the true cost of studying at a top university committed to access for all, regardless of means.
How much will my living costs be?
We have put together estimates of costs for a UK student living in college accommodation during term time only. If you choose to stay during the holidays you will have to pay extra to stay in college accommodation out of term time. The amounts provided here are estimates for the 2013/14 academic year, which amount to around £7,900 per year. Guidance on living costs for 2014/15 will shortly be available.
College accommodation - around £4,000 per year
All colleges provide rooms for their students during term time for the first year and for at least one other year of their course. Rent varies depending on the college and room standard but you could expect to pay up to around £4,000 for a room during term time (the average room rent in college is around £3,500 for 3 terms) Please visit the colleges section of our website for more information on individual colleges.
You can also live out in privately rented accommodation, but should be aware you will have to pay rent outside term, in the holidays. Private accommodation costs vary depending on the number of people you share with and the quality and location of the accommodation. We would suggest budgeting for around £6,900 (this includes around £1,000 for utility bills).
Food - around £1,900 per year
Most students in college eat in the dining hall, although there are basic self catering facilities available.
Other living costs - around £2,000 per year
Ensure you budget for clothes, your social life, travel to and from home, toiletries and books. You should also consider the cost of items such as glasses/contact lenses.
If you are coming from the EU or overseas, you should ensure that you have budgeted for additional costs such as visas and vacation costs. Whether you travel to and from Oxford at the start and end of term, or stay in Oxford during the holidays, these additional travel or accommodation costs will need to be covered. Students from outside the UK will need to plan their finances to include periods outside of term time, and we estimate they should budget for at least £9,975 for their living expenses in 2013/14.