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Fees and Finance (Visiting Students)

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.

The fee rates for Visiting Students for the 2021-22 academic year are as follows.

Please not that these fees apply to all students irrespective of domicile (i.e. all Home/EU and Overseas accepted candidates will be charged the fees listed below) and do not include accommodation.

Subject(s) Course Fees 2021-22
Archaeology and Anthropology
English Language and Literature
Modern Languages
Management Studies
Geography £30,500
Earth Sciences
Engineering Science
Biological Sciences


For 2021-22, the cost of a room for a Visiting Student is £6,660 (£180 per week for a 37 week lease).

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, Visiting 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. 

Please note that extra costs will be incurred through purchase of books, personal expenditure and travel expenses. You should probably budget at least an extra £3,000 for spending in this way.

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