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’ vacation residence policy, offering 19 rent-free days outside of term per annum.
Michaelmas Term (58 nights): £1,164.64
Hilary Term (58 nights): £1,164.64
Trinity Term (59 nights): £1,184.72
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. If you eat all meals in Hall over 175 days of term it will cost around £1,707, not including drinks. There is no meal service on Saturday evening. The set price of three-course Formal Hall (Wednesday and Sunday evenings) is £9.50, excluding drinks (2018-19). Please be aware that all college charges are reviewed annually with effect from 1st August.
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.