Fees and funding

Fees and living expenses

There are two categories of fees at Oxford: fees payable for University tuition, and separate college fees that are payable by most students with college membership. In addition to this you should budget for various living costs, including accommodation and meals.

  • For the MSc by research, fees are payable for up to six terms, with a minimum of three terms in residence.
  • For the DPhil, fees are payable for up to nine terms, with a minimum of six terms in residence.

 Use the fees calculator to calculate how much it will cost to study and live in Oxford.

Funding and studentships

Project studentships

Research studentships linked to specific projects are advertised throughout the year. Eligibility will be as stated in the advertisement, but in most cases the studentships will be open to all applicants regardless of their country of origin.

You will be expected to meet the graduate admissions criteria and a full graduate application must be made at the same time as applying for a project studentship. See how to apply.

Home/EU students

The Department holds funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to support approximately six research students per year.

There is no separate application form to apply for these awards, but competition is strong. It is unlikely that an award will be allocated to anyone who does not have a first-class honours degree, or equivalent.

Successful applicants who are UK residents will have their University and college fees paid and receive a maintenance stipend. Successful applicants who are EU residents will have their University and college fees paid but will not receive any maintenance stipend. An EU national who has studied for an undergraduate degree at a UK university during the three years leading up to the application is classed as a UK resident.

All Home/EU applicants for the DPhil will automatically be considered for this funding.

For further information please visit: www.ox.ac.uk/feesandfunding/prospectivegrad.

Non-home/EU students

For the latest information on scholarships and funding available to non-home/EU students visit www.ox.ac.uk/feesandfunding/prospectivegrad , or go to your country page at international section of the admissions website.

Financial aid

For details on current bursaries available included hardship funds, please visit www.ox.ac.uk/feesandfunding.  Please note that candidates must themselves apply for financial aid. The Department cannot do so on their behalf; it has no scholarships, bursaries or teaching assistantships and few other sources of aid beyond those mentioned above.

For further information visit: www.ox.ac.uk/feesandfunding