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Course fees for 2021-entry

The course fee you will be charged and the support available is determined by your fee status, which will be Home (UK)/Republic of Ireland(ROI), Overseas or Islands (Channel Islands or Isle of Man).

Course fees

The course fees paid by matriculated students* are for the provision of tuition, supervision, academic services and facilities by the University (including your department or faculty) and the colleges, but do not include residential or other living costs.

Up to and including the academic year 2018/19, separate figures have been published on the university website for university fees and for college fees: the total payable is the sum of these two figures. From the academic year 2019/20, course fees for matriculated students are published as a single figure. This change is intended to ensure that the total level of fees payable is in all cases completely clear. Home/Republic of Ireland undergraduate and PGCE students can access a tuition fee loan from the UK government to cover their course fee in full.

The course fees you pay include your fees for both University and college services and are divided between the University (including your department or faculty) and your college on a formula basis. More details are available from the Student Fees Team on request.

*For an explanation of the term ‘matriculated students’, see our Matriculation page.

Home (UK) and Republic of Ireland students

I feel very fortunate that I have faced no financial difficulties whatsoever at Oxford. This is entirely due to the extremely generous bursary support, which means I can focus on my studies (and hobbies) without financial anxiety.


If you are a Home (UK) or Republic of Ireland (ROI) student undertaking your first undergraduate degree, the course fee for 2021 will be £9,250.

UK and ROI students can access a tuition fee loan from the UK government for the full amount of your course fee and do not need to pay any fees upfront. The UK government has confirmed that ROI students will continue to be eligible for student loans.

If you wish to pay your own course fees upfront rather than accessing a loan, further information on the arrangements for this can be found in our Payments and Refunds and Fee Liability pages.

Previous study

If you are a Home (UK) or Republic of Ireland student who has already completed a previous undergraduate programme of study you will be classed as an Equivalent or Lower Qualification (ELQ) student.  Your course fee for 2021 will be the same as the standard Home/ROI course fee rate, and you will not be eligible for any financial support from Oxford or the UK government. If you did not complete your course, you might not receive funding for the full length of your studies at Oxford.

Information for applicants from the EU, EEA and Switzerland

Following an announcement by the Universities Minister on 23 June 2020, EU national students starting a course in 2021/22 will no longer be eligible to pay fees at the ‘Home’ rate and will instead be charged the higher ‘Overseas’ rate. 

Please note that the University is still awaiting clarification on the status of EU nationals who are granted Settled Status under the EU Settlement Scheme and of EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals benefiting from Citizens’ Rights under the EU Withdrawal Agreement, EEA EFTA Separation Agreement or Swiss Citizens’ Rights Agreement respectively. This page will be updated as soon as more information is provided. For more information on Brexit please refer to the Oxford and the EU web page.

Students from outside the UK/Republic of Ireland

If you are from outside the UK/Republic of Ireland, you will be classed either as an ‘Overseas’ or 'Islands' student and you should be aware that you will not be eligible for a tuition fee loan from the UK government. If you are an Overseas student, you will be charged a significantly higher level of course fee, which will vary according to your programme of study (see the courses listing for full details).

Fee statusAnnual course fees payable by student
OverseasBetween £26,770 and £37,510*

* Clinical medicine fees will be significantly higher for Overseas and Islands students, please visit the dedicated Fees and Funding section within the Medicine course page for full details.

Additional information for medical students

If you are a Home (UK) or Republic of Ireland (ROI) student on the six-year medicine course, you will have different course fee arrangements in years five and six. Course fees for UK students in these years of study will be covered by the NHS. Course fee support arrangements for ROI students in years five and six are not yet known. Visit the Funding for UK/ROI Medical Students page for more information. Medical students with Islands or Overseas fee status should note that the course fees for the clinical years of their course will be considerably higher.

How do I determine my fee status?

Your fee status is based upon where you usually live, your nationality, and in certain cases, the level of any previous study. Please visit our fee status page for more information.

Students with a full year abroad as a compulsory part of their degree

Home/Republic of Ireland and Islands students will be required to pay a year abroad course fee of 15% of the full course fee that applies in that year. Overseas students will be charged a reduced rate of course fee for their year abroad. Visit the Year Abroad Fees page for further information on fee rates.

Changes to Fees and Charges

Fees and charges will usually increase annually. For details, please see our guidance on likely increases to fees and charges.

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