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 175 days of residence, equivalent to the 3 annual University terms. Rent is charged until the Saturday night at the end of Michaelmas Term (autumn) and Hilary Term (spring), and until the Sunday night at the end of Trinity Term (summer). Our students also benefit from our ‘free nights allowance’ vacation residence policy which gives them seven free nights per academic year which can be used for any purpose and roll over into subsequent years if unused.
Our undergraduates also receive up to 12 free nights of complimentary accommodation per annum, which covers the nights before the official start of each term.
Michaelmas Term (58 nights): £1,305.58
Hilary Term (58 nights): £1,305.58
Trinity Term (59 nights): £1,328.09
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 = £2.50
Weekend brunch = £3.75
Lunch (soup, roll and salad) = £3.00
Lunch (main with sides) = £4.10
Lunch (jacket potato with filling) = £1.50
Dinner (vegetarian main, sides and dessert) = £5.30
Dinner (meat main, sides and dessert) = £6.00
3-course Formal (twice a week in term, optional) = £9.50
Other living costs
You are advised to budget for books, clothes, toiletries, travel, societies and clubs and social activities. Find out more about living costs in Oxford on the University website.