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Finance & Support

Tuition Fees and Support from the UK Government.

University fees

For UK and EU students, the University charges a yearly tuition fee of £9,250. Usually, students get the UK Government to pay their tuition fees. This is then repaid after leaving, but only if you earn over a certain amount, and repayments are based on your income, rather than the amount that you owe. Eligibility is restricted to UK and EU students studying their first degree. More details can be found on the Oxford University website.

In general, international students pay higher in fees and cannot access UK Government funding. Fees vary by course and can be found on the University website. Please note, however, that student from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland may be eligible for tuition fee loans from the UK government – more information is available on the UK government student finance website.

Living costs

UK students are eligible for government assistance towards living costs. This comes in the form of a maintenance loan or a grant, depending on your circumstances (though loans are much more common than grants). Maintenance loans consist of a standard base line that everyone is entitled to, plus optional extra support that is means tested. More information can be found on the UK government student finance website. Maintenance loans are repaid along side tuition fee loans after graduation.

In general, international students are not eligible for support form the UK government towards livings costs. However, students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland may be eligible for help with living costs – more information is available on the UK government student finance website.

 

Living at St John's

St John’s is one of the cheapest colleges in Oxford to live at

Rent

St John’s provides accommodation to undergraduates for the duration of their course. Rooms are reasonably priced (among the cheapest in the University) and are located in the main site. There is detailed information about accommodation and rents on the College website. As a rough guide, student typically pay £3,800 for a years rent. A comparison of living costs at different Oxford Colleges ca be found hereWhile most students stay in College for the duration of their course, some students choose to “live out” in private accommodation.

Food

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available in College. Prices are subsidized by the College, so its very affordable – food at St John’s is among the cheapest in the University. As a rough guide, a year of meals in College will cost about £1,700. A comparison of rents and food costs between Oxford Colleges can be found here. Eating in College is optional, so you can go else where or cook for yourself if you wish. More information can be found on the College’s website

Grants, Scholarships, and Financial Support

St John’s generously provide a range of grants, scholarships and other forms of financial support to students. Further information can be found here.  A few examples:
  • The loan & Rosemary James Undergraduate Scholarship to support international student in financial need. 
  • Academic Grants accessible to all for help toward the cost of academic materials (like books and computer equipment).
  • Vacation Residence Grants to support students who wish to stay in College outside of term time for academic purposes.
  • Blues Squad Grants for members of University representative team squads.