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Students sitting in a college garden.

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Oxford is... Sharing the cost

We know that going to university is expensive, but we aim to ensure that everyone who is offered a place at Oxford is able to study here. Very few of the costs are paid upfront, and there is lots of financial support available for those from the UK, not just from government but also generous funding from Oxford.

Most importantly I think the bursary has allowed me to enjoy myself more, as I am not constantly worrying about whether I have enough money to do something or not.

Seamus

FEES

The two main costs you will need to think about are living costs, which includes food, accommodation and your social activities, and course fees, which is what you pay for your academic teaching and facilities. Did you know that an Oxford degree costs the same as most UK universities? If you are a UK student, you can apply for government funding, which covers course fees and contributes to living costs. These loans are not expected to be paid back until after graduation, if you earn above a set amount, and there is a greater level of funding available for those from lower-income households.

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FUNDING

Oxford offers one of the most generous financial support packages available to UK students from lower-income households. Around one in four UK students at Oxford currently receive a non-repayable annual bursary, such as the Oxford Bursary or Crankstart Scholarships, which can be worth up to £5,000 per year. Extra support of up to £3,000 is available for students with additional needs such as those who are care experienced or studying without family support.

Find our more about fees and funding on the undergraduate website. 

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While university life can be expensive, I have been lucky enough to be financially supported through college bursaries, this has allowed me to enjoy life in Oxford.

Eleanor

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Students shopping in the Covered Market in Oxford.