What will it cost?
We recognise that graduate students are central to Oxford’s mission as a world-leading, research-intensive university, and work to support talented students from the UK and beyond to succeed in their studies here.
Further information on co-funded scholarships, and graduate fees and funding, is available from the University’s graduate admissions website.
Course fees cover your teaching, and other academic services and facilities provided to support your studies. They do not cover your accommodation or other living costs. You may have seen separate figures in the past for tuition fees and college fees. The University has now combined these into a single figure.
Hertford works with University faculties and departments to offer a number of co-funded scholarships. The number available varies from year to year, and you will always need to hold an offer from the relevant Oxford department or faculty to be considered for one. In most cases no separate application is required, since the award is made by agreement between the college and the faculty, or faculties, after each has reviewed all the eligible offer-holders. But you may wish to express a preference for Hertford in your application for postgraduate study.
For graduate students renting a single-occupancy room from the college, there is a flat rate of £21.64 per night (2019-2020) – please see below for annual costs. We have two rental period options, both of which commence in the autumn term and run through until the following summer.
Short licence (1 October 2019 – 1 July 2020) = £5,929.36
Long licence (1 October 2019 – 1 August 2020) = £6,600.20
New graduate students may request to arrive early in order to attend student induction activities.
Accommodation costs for the 2020-21 academic year will not be finalised until summertime, but it is expected that there will be a small increase to the charges from the previous year.
All of our graduate accommodation comes equipped with shared kitchen facilities, but you are also encouraged to dine in our historic Hall on the main college site. Three meals a day are served on weekdays during term, with brunch available at weekends and a formal dinner on Sundays. For standard daily meals, there is no set charge as the cost is based on the items selected. It’s easy to keep track of your spending with our catering app, allowing you to log your spending online before receiving an invoice at the end of each term.
Indicative costs for meals in Hall (excluding drinks) are as follows but remember, as charges are based on the items selected, your spending could be significantly more or less than these suggestions.
Brunch (8 items) = £3.75
Lunch (main with sides) = £4.10
Lunch (soup, roll and salad) = £3.00
Lunch (jacket potato) = £1.50
Dinner (vegetarian main, sides and dessert) = £5.30
Dinner (meat main, sides and dessert) = £6.00
Formal Hall (3 courses) = £9.50