Finance and support
UK and EU students 2018 entry
If you are considering applying to Hertford for 2018 entry, you may be concerned about how you will afford the fees and living costs at Oxford. The headline tuition fee is £9,250. On 9 October the UK government confirmed that the full-time tuition fee cap for Home/EU students will remain at £9,250 for the 2018/19 academic year.
You may be eligible for government grants and loans and Oxford bursaries and fee waivers to help fund your course. This depends on where you are from, where you live and what your household income is assessed to be by your regional funding agency. For UK and EU students, full details can be found here.
On 9 October the UK government confirmed that the full-time tuition fee cap for Home/EU students will remain at £9,250 for the 2018/19 academic year. Details of the written ministerial statement can be found at http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Lords/2017-10-09/HLWS146/.
Fees vary depending on the course. For details of your University fee liability check the University web site. In addition to a University tuition fee international students pay a College fee which is £7,350 for 2017-18.
Michaelmas Term (58 nights) £1,164.64
Hilary Term (58 nights) £1,164.64
Trinity Term (59 nights) £1,184.72
The standard annual licence fee is for 175 days of residence. Rent is charged until the Saturday night at the end of Michaelmas and Hilary Terms, and until the Sunday night at the end of Eighth Week of Trinity Term.
Meals are charged on the basis of items selected.
If you eat all meals in Hall over 175 days it will cost around £1,707. This does not include drinks. There is no meal service on Saturday evening. The price of Formal Hall (Wednesday and Sunday) is: £8.71 excluding drink (2016-17). Meals taken in College are invoiced termly in arrears.
Please be aware that all college charges are reviewed annually with effect from 1 August.
Other living costs
You are advised to budget for books, clothes, toiletries, travel, societies and clubs and social activities. The University guidance is a budget of £2,000 a year.
Details of government grants and loans are available from your regional funding agency. The level of support depends on your household income.
A government maintenance loan of £3,821 is available for all English students regardless of household income through Student Finance England.
English students from households with incomes less than £25,000 will be entitled to full grant of £3,387 (this will discontinue from next year); if their household income is between £25,000 and £42,620 they will be entitled to a partial grant of between £3,387 and £50. Those with a total hosehold income less than £25,000 can can also apply for a maintenance loan of £8,200.
Oxford University support
Details of University Funds can be found on these websites:
2015/6 UK AND EU ENTRY STUDENTS UNIVERSITY FEES AND BURSARIES Household Income Oxford bursary in 1st year £16,000 or less £4,500 £16,001-£20,000 £3,500 £20,001-£25,000 £3,250-£3,000 £25,001-£30,000 £2,500-£2,000 £30,001-£35000 £1,750-£1,500 £35,001-£40,000 £1,250-£1,000 £40,001-£42,875 £500 £42,875+ £0
Hertford College support
Hertford College Undergraduate Bursary
Hertford College provides a means-tested bursary to all UK and EU undergraduates studying for a first degree. The bursary is means-tested, and the current threshold for eligibility is a household income of less than £51,619. Awards are will be confirmed once a student is enrolled at the college. The bursary is not available for PGCE or Graduate entry Medical students. Students in receipt of a Moritz Heyman Scholarship are not eligible.
This bursary is in addition to government loans and grants and the Oxford bursary.
There is no application process provided you have been financially assessed by your regional funding agency and you have consented to share information on your household income with the University on your assessment application.
The Hertford bursary will be automatically credited to your College account in two equal instalments in January and April.
Student Support Fund
Students who experience unexpected financial hardship during their time at Hertford may apply for a grant from the college Student Support Fund. Grants are available to UK, EU and overseas undergraduates and graduates and are awarded termly on the recommendation of the Student Support Sub-Committee.
Preston Travel and Research Fund
The Preston Travel and Research Fund is designed to support undergraduates through the provision of small scale grants to enable them to undertake projects with a demonstrable connection to their academic experience while at Hertford College.
The Ben Ogden Memorial Travel Fund
This fund was set up in memory of a Law graduate, Ben Ogden, who read Law with German at Hertford between 2004 and 2008. The fund provides support for a Hertford Law student (or students) participating in a project involving pro bono activities in the UK or abroad, with a preference for legal pro bono activity.
Summer Research Studentships
Each summer the College offers up to three studentships designed to allow Hertford undergraduates to work with Hertford Fellows or stipendiary lecturers (or with a supervisor from another college, or from a Department or Faculty) in a laboratory or other research project environment; the intention is to offer the opportunity to work outside examined work and get a taste of research in a specific area. The studentships last for up to six weeks, and include food and accommodation in college and a weekly living allowance of £75.
Scholarships of £200 per year for two years (with possible extension for four year courses) are awarded to undergraduates who obtain a distinction or 1st in their first public examinations.
Academic vacation residence
All UK/EU undergraduates are eligible to apply for academic vacation residence for which a vacation grant is funded by the College. This applies to those required to remain in Oxford to study for finals, prepare dissertations or undertake other course directed reading. The application must be supported in writing by the Tutor. Rent will be charged for the period booked and confirmed by the Accommodation Manager at 25% of the vacation rent rate up to an absolute maximum of 37 nights a year. If the entitlement is exceeded rent will be charged at the normal vacation rent rate. There is no rebate for nights when the vacation residence has been booked but not used.
Hertford undergraduates who undertake an OPAL language course with the Language Centre are eligible for a 50% reimbursement of the course fees upon successful completion. Please note that the examination entry fee is not reimbursed by Hertford.