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The costs of study at Oxford fall into four categories: University fees, College fees and living and other expenses.

For the Wellcome Trust 1+3 Programme and MSc in Neuroscience

University fees: Home and European Union rate c£4,200 (all years)

                         Overseas rate £17,555 for MSc year and £18,770 for the DPhil

                         College fees:  £2,933

Research and training fees: charged at the Medical Research Council rate (currently £1000 per year, reviewed annually).

Living and other expenses: (estimated) £11,636-£17,191 for a single person living in college accommodation


For Wellcome Trust 1+3 Programme

The Wellcome Trust fund five studentships per year and a 6th place is funded by the University of Oxford for the four-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.

Further details of University and College scholarships can be found in the University of Oxford Graduate Studies Prospectus.