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Tuition Fees
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2016 Tuition fees

The tuition fee you will be charged and the support available is determined by your fee status, which will be Home (UK), EU (rest of European Union), Overseas (outside the European Union) or Islands (Channel Islands or Isle of Man).

Home (UK) and EU 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.

Chris, 3rd year

If you are a Home (UK) or EU student undertaking your first undergraduate degree, the tuition fee for 2016 will be £9,000. You can access a loan from the UK government for the full amount of your tuition fee and do not need to pay any fees upfront.

If you are from Wales, you may also be eligible to receive a partial tuition fee grant, however the Welsh Assembly have not yet announced the 2016 funding arrangements.

If you wish to pay your own tuition 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 EU student who has already completed a previous undergraduate programme of study you will be classed as an Equivalent or Lower Qualification (ELQ) student. Your tuition fee for 2016 will be £9,000, 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.

UK referendum on its membership of the European Union

Information for applicants on the impact of the result of the UK referendum on its membership of the European Union is available on the Oxford Students website.

Students from outside the EU 

If you are from outside the EU, you will be classed either as an ‘Overseas’ or 'Islands' student and you should be aware that you will not be eligible for any tuition fee support from Oxford or the UK government. If you are an Overseas student, you will be charged a significantly higher level of tuition fee, which will vary according to your programme of study. Overseas students are liable for an additional college fee. Visit the College Fees page for further information on fee rates.

Fee statusAnnual tuition fee payable by studentAnnual college fee payable by student
OverseasBetween £15,295 and £22,515*£7,135
Islands£9,000*£0

* Clinical medicine fees will be significantly higher for Overseas and Islands students

Additional information for medical students

If you are a Home (UK) or EU student on the six-year medicine course, you will have different tuition fee arrangements in years five and six, as your fees will be covered by the NHS. Visit the Funding for UK/EU Medical Students page for more information. Medical students with Islands or Overseas fee status should note that the tuition 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 year abroad as part of their degree

Home/EU and Islands students will be required to pay a year abroad tuition fee of 15% of the full tuition fee that applies in that year. Overseas students will be charged a reduced rate of tuition 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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