Maintenance and Living Expenses
As well as allowing for University and college fees, prospective students must budget for living expenses while at Oxford. These vary according to individual needs and tastes.
For the academic year 2011/12, the average living cost for a graduate student at Oxford living in college accommodation or a shared house is expected to range between £9,225 and £12,300 depending on whether you plan to stay in Oxford for 9 or 12 months of the year. A break-down of these costs can be found on the Graduate Living Costs page of the University's web site.
Jesus College provides accommodation for the majority of its graduates. The current prices are available in the accommodation section. Please be aware that private rented accommodation in Oxford is more expensive than in many other British cities, particularly for students with partners or families.
In addition to ordinary living expenses, students need to take account of the cost of food, clothing, other personal requirements, books, stationery, any special equipment, travel to and from Oxford, thesis preparation in appropriate cases, and any research expenses (e.g. fieldwork or travel).
Please see the Meals section for details of the prices currently charged for food in the College Hall. A Hall Charge is made to contribute to overheads for meal service in Hall. The cost is currently £61.85 per term for those living on the main College site or adjacent to the College in Ship Street, and £30.93 per term for those living in College flats at one of the annexe sites or in private accommodation.
It must also be borne in mind that all costs are liable to rise in line with inflation. Students from other countries should also allow, as regards their whole budget, for the possibility of fluctuations in exchange rates.