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Your main costs will be your living expenses and your University & College fees

  • Living expenses, which include rent, food etc., are ~£12,900 per annum for a single person, depending on your lifestyle. You will find it useful to read the information provided at How much will it cost to live in Oxford?
  • The University tuition fees vary substantially, depending on your chosen course and your fee status. Your fee status is determined by your nationality and country of residence. Most students will be charged either at the standard (Home/EU) rate or the overseas rate. For most programmes of study, the Home/EU rate will be c£4,200 and the overseas rate will be £18,770, for 2016/17. Please check the course's website for confirmation of the fee rates. (Fee rate information will be updated shortly for 2017/18. 
  • EU students who start on a course in 2019-20 will be charged the Home rate for tuition fees for all subsequent years of their course

You can use the Fees, Funding & Scholarship search tool to help you work out the precise annual cost of any course.



The Wellcome Trust fund FIVE Studentships per year for the 4 year doctoral programme. Students must have, or expect to obtain, at least an upper second class degree. Overseas applicants are also eligible for these awards, and must obtain a degree equivalent to at least that of an upper second class honours degree from a British university. The bursary associated with each Studentship will start at approximately £19,500 per annum (increasing incrementally each year to over £21,000 p.a. in the final year), plus payment of University, College and research expenses. However, for overseas students (from non European Union countries), University fees will only be paid at the home student rate i.e. students will have to pay the difference between home student and overseas fees (approximately £10,000 per annum). However, there are a limited number of awards available separately from the University which may cover this shortfall.


Studentships may be obtained in open competition from the Medical Sciences Division for the one year MSc in Neuroscience. These are open to all applicants. Students must have, or expect to obtain, at least an upper second class degree. Please check the latest bursary details.


Medical Research Council studentships may be obtained in open competition in all departments for DPhil study. These are open to UK citizens and citizens of countries in the European Union. Students must have, or expect to obtain, at least an upper second class degree. Please check the latest bursary details.
Other studentships may also be available and you are advised to check the departmental websites for further details. Supervisors may also hold personal sources of funding for DPhil study. It may also be possible to fund yourself for a DPhil.
Further details of University and College scholarships can be found in the University of Oxford Graduate Studies Prospectus