Finance and studying at Oxford

The financial arrangements regarding tuition fees and bursaries are the same at New College as they are for every other undergraduate college in Oxford, and are outlined on the University website.

Oxford is no more expensive than many other universities. There are a number of other financial benefits associated with studying at Oxford, and New College in particular:

  • Accommodation – under the current arrangements, New College students are normally entitled to a room in college accommodation in their first and second years of study with a good chance of a room in their fourth year. We also have the capacity to accommodate a small number of third-year students. Since the terms are only eight weeks and all first year rooms are let on a 24 week basis (3 x 60 days) you may find  the room rent turns out to be cheaper than at some other universities.
  • Academic resources – our library contains around 100,000 books, journals and other publications, including multiple copies of the main texts you will require for your studies. Rooms are all provided with broadband internet connections, and we have a computer room with 24 terminals and two printers and a scanner for students’ use.
  • Reasonably priced meals – the College dining hall operates on a non-profit basis, so costs to our students are kept low. The average cost of a cooked lunch is £3.40 with breakfast being £1.91.
  • Activities and entertainment – all student societies, clubs and social events are heavily subsidised by the College.
  • Central location – students are never more than 10-15 minutes’ walk away from department buildings, the main shopping area, or the coach and train stations.

Fees and student funding update:

Please see the Oxford University website for further information; those pages are updated regularly as new information becomes available.

If you are an offer-holder for 2018 entry, you can download the PDF of the Undergraduate Fees & Funding booklet here

College Funds

The College has some funds to help students who face financial hardship, which are offered alongside the Oxford Bursary, Government Grants and Student Maintenance Loans. 

  • The College has various funds available to assist students in financial need, thanks to donation from Old Members (former students) and other supporters, such as the Keasbey Foundation
  • Study grants are available for academic projects during the holidays.
  • Vacation residence grants are available to allow you to stay in Oxford out of term to study.
  • If a student encounters serious hardship arising from unforeseen circumstances during their course, the College is able to provide more substantial help.

Please also see the University's information on Hardship Funding.

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