International undergraduates pay a higher rate of tuition fee than UK and EU students.
Each college charges a college fee - this is separate from, and in addition to, the tuition fee. This college fee does not include accommodation or meals. Whilst each college sets its own fee, by agreement rates do not vary between individual colleges.
The Merton College Fee for 2013-14 is £6,465.
Despite what you may have heard, it’s no more expensive to study at Oxford than at any other university.
We are fortunate to be able to offer accommodation for undergraduates for the full duration of their course.
This is charged in three equal instalments and must be paid by the Friday of 1st week of each term
These sums cover residence (during each academic term only) and include a room cleaning service, web access and electricity.
Meals are paid for via a swipe-card system using your University card. This is credited with £20 when you arrive at Merton, so that you may take meals immediately. This will be charged to your termly battels (college account) and you are able to top-up the credit for meals on your card, via the Bursary, as required. There is no kitchen charge.
The College kitchen caters for vegetarians, vegans and anyone with special dietary requirements.
Merton College also provides financial support to its undergraduate students, in addition to university funds:
Exhibitions – prizes worth £200 p.a. awarded to students who achieve first class results in their first exams (usually at the end of the first year)
Postmasterships – prizes worth £300 p.a. awarded to students, who have usually received an Exhibition in their first year, for sustained excellence.
Book token prizes are awarded to students who have achieved first class results in examinations during their course.
A range of subject-specific prizes are awarded for academic merit.
Book Grants – undergraduates may apply for a grant of 50% of their expenditure on books, up to a maximum of £50 p.a.
Travel Grants – a grant to any undergraduate travelling abroad for educational benefit.
Research Grants – grants for any undergraduate to support costs incurred in researching for their final thesis.
Biology First Year Field Trip Grant – the college pays the £200 fee for the mandatory field trip for first year Biologists.
Language courses - support is available from the College for those undertaking OPAL or LASR courses at the University’s Language Centre.
Other Grants – Merton makes a limited number of grants to undergraduates for worthy causes that are ineligible for other forms of College financial support.
The College's Student Support Committee and the University Hardship Fund can make loans and grants to assist junior members in unforeseen financial need. Home students are also eligible to apply for assistance from the Government's Access to Learning Fund.
The University of Oxford remains committed to ensuring that UK students with the academic ability to obtain a place at Oxford are able to do so regardless of their background.