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Fees and Funding


Graduate study at Oxford is a rewarding experience, but also a significant investment. There are three types of expense that you need to account for when calculating the cost of graduate study:

  • University tuition fee: You will need to pay a university tuition fee for each year of your course. The rate depends on the University's assessment of your fee status as either 'Home/EU' or 'Overseas', and on the qualifications you already hold.
  • College fee: This covers academic facilities and other services provided by your college. The fee, which you will need to pay each year to your college for the period you are liable for fees, does not include accommodation or meal charges and is payable in addition to the University tuition fee.
  • Living costs: You will need a sufficient amount to cover your living expenses for the duration of your studies. A guide to living expenses in Oxford, including advice for students with dependents, is available on our Living costs page. For an outline of fees and living costs, please use the Fees, Funding and Scholarship Search tool.

This year's fees for the DPhil in Computer Science is listed on the main university website. Further information on tuition and college fees is available here.

Graduate Scholarships and Other Funding Opportunities

The University offers a variety of scholarship programmes based on academic excellence, giving the brightest candidates from around the world the opportunity to pursue graduate study. You can find out more about scholarships, plus other graduate funding opportunities from the University's Graduate Funding pages. The helpful fees, funding and scholarship search tool will enable you to find out about the cost of studying and living at Oxford, as well as discover scholarship opportunities.

The department often advertises studentships (for DPhil students) linked to a specific research project, which you can find on the studentship web page when available.

For 2018 admissions, applications for most funded places will close on 8th January. Some studentships are advertised throughout the year with their own deadlines.


The DPhil is also full-time and you are advised not to take on any form of external employment whilst studying. Many DPhil students, however, are involved with teaching and demonstrating within the department, for which they are paid.

The University's extensive Careers Service is available to support you in finding employment – or opportunities for further study – once you have completed your course with us. The Careers Service is open to Oxford graduates for life.

The most recent survey of our leavers shows that six months after their course most students from our graduate programmes go on to work in the IT and computing industry (60%), whilst others continue into academia and higher education (18%), banking and investment (15%) and government, order & policy roles (8%). Detailed information about the types of careers our students have pursued is available from the Careers Service.