Undergraduate living costs
While course fees are consistent across the University, your living costs at Oxford will vary depending on which college you belong to.
We believe our fairly-priced food and accommodation make for an affordable Oxford experience. Being able to provide college-owned accommodation for all years of undergraduate study is just one way in which student life at Hertford is geared towards supporting your finances. Find out the specifics on this page and don’t forget to check out the full range of financial support provided by the college. For more information about general living costs, visit the University’s website.
The standard annual licence fee is for 186 days of residence. Rent is charged for 62 nights each of the three terms, from Sunday night of 0th week to Friday night of 8th week (with students departing on Saturday).
Cost per night: £25.56
Cost per term: £1,585.00
Cost per year: £4,755.00
Additional nights outside the standard licence will be charged at the nightly rate, which changes annually on 1 August. Starting from MT2023, students will be eligible for free nights in 9th week in any term where they are required to stay to sit formal exams.
Your rent includes all utilities and the college provides a basic possessions insurance free of charge via Endsleigh.
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. For standard daily meals, there is no set charge as the cost is based on the items selected.
Indicative costs for catered meals (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.
Weekday breakfast = £2.60
Weekend brunch = £4.85
Lunch (soup and salad) = £2.80
Lunch (sandwich and salad) = £3.90
Lunch (jacket potato with filling) = £3.00
Hot Lunch or Dinner (hot main with sides) = £4.45
Hot Lunch or Dinner with dessert (main, sides and dessert) = £5.65
3-course Formal (twice a week in term, optional) = £10.50
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