A group of four students walk out of a modern faculty building
A group of four students walk out of a modern faculty building

Costs of studying at Oxford

We know university can be expensive and that studying abroad may involve extra costs, such as flights home to visit family and friends. 

There are essentially two costs that you will need to keep in mind: course fees and living costs.

Course fees are what you pay for your academic teaching and facilities and they vary across courses. Check the relevant course page for details. Your fee status will determine whether you will need to pay international course fees or home (UK/Republic of Ireland) course fees. 

If you are not sure whether you would qualify for international or home fees, see our fee status page which explains how your fee status is assessed. For the latest advice for EU applicants, please read our Oxford and the EU: student Q&As page.

As well as your course fees, you will need to pay for your living costs.

Living costs include food, accommodation, your social activities and any travel back to your home country. You might also want to budget for any travel you would like to do around the UK and/or Europe if you want to explore while you are here!

Oxford tries to help keep down living costs for all students. For example, college social activities, accommodation and meals are usually heavily subsidised and colleges sometimes have grants to help with research or research-related travel. The University is also very well resourced, with over 100 libraries, which means you can borrow many books and academic resources and help reduce your study costs while you are here.

For details of the scholarships available for international students:

Before you can apply for a scholarship, you will need to be offered a place on one of our undergraduate courses. 

Unfortunately, scholarships for overseas students following undergraduate courses are very limited, which is why we encourage students to explore options for sourcing funding in their home country.