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Fees and Finance (Postgraduate)

The careful management of money during your time as a student is of great importance. The sections below provide key information about fees, funding and costs.

The college seeks to keep charges to students at a reasonable level, and meal charges in particular represent excellent value for money.

For up-to-date information about course fees for Home/EU and Overseas students, please consult the Oxford University website.

University and college continuation charges

Students who have reached the end of their standard period of fee liability may be required to pay a termly University continuation charge. For further information please consult the Oxford University website.

The college charges a termly continuation fee for students whose studies extend beyond four years until the completion of their degree. The current charge rate can be found here.

The college offers limited financial support in the form of grants, prizes and scholarships to its students.

For students living in college accommodation, rent is payable in advance at the beginning of the term. In 2021-22, the cost of a room in college accommodation for a postgraduate student is £180 per week (38 week lease). 

The college is also able to nominate a number of graduate students to occupy rooms in University-managed accommodation, for which the costs will differ.


A variably-priced menu is available for all meals except Formal Hall. You can expect meal costs to be in the following order:

  • Breakfast: £3.00
  • Lunch: £3.90
  • Dinner (informal): £4.02

Payment for meals is largely on a ‘pay-as-you-go’ basis.

Pre-payments from 2022-23 onwards

From 2022-23, graduate students living in college accommodation will be charged a pre-pay sum of £108 per term. This pre-payment will be credited to their individual uPay account at the start of each term. The credited sum can then be spent down gradually in the Dining Hall across the course of the term on breakfasts, lunches and dinners. It can be spent on Informal and/or on Formal Halls and, if a student chooses, it can also be used to pay for guests they might like to bring into Hall with them.  Student choice means that meals will cost different amounts but to give an approximate indication of what this cost represents: if a student spends c.£4 on a lunch or dinner, the pre-pay charge would represent between 3 and 4 meals per week across the term. 

Students can spend down on the pre-pay credit at any rate that suits them, eating in Hall more in some weeks than others if that works best with their own programme, and spending more or spending less on individual meals in line with preferences. The pre-pay charge represents a minimum spend; students can eat in more than this across the course of the term if they wish. At or before the point at which their pre-paid credit expires, students will need to top up their uPay credit and then they will then simply continue be charged for meals in Hall on a pay-as-you-go basis. At the end of each term, any unspent sums from the original pre-payment amount (not any top-up amounts) will be removed from uPay balances. Students are therefore encouraged to use up their pre-pay credit during each term. 

College Catering can make provision for many different dietary requirements. However, an exemption from the pre-pay scheme can be given for those whose dietary requirements cannot be met by College Catering. 

The pre-payment scheme will not apply to any graduate students living in University-managed accommodation or otherwise out of college. 

Information about estimated living costs can be found on the Oxford University website.