Undertaking graduate study is a big commitment in terms of time and money. And so if you're thinking about applying for the MPP, you should also be thinking about funding your studies. The two main questions for any prospective applicant are:
1. How am I going to pay for my studies?
There are many different opportunities for funding your study and we are committed to ensuring that no student is ever turned away due to lack of financial means. BSG is grateful to the many different donors who make it possible for us to offer a variety of awards to successful applicants. There are many different external scholarship or funding schemes available to students, with a diverse variety of eligibility requirements. Many students also consider funding their studies in part through financial loans. The School offers access to loans from a loan provider [external link] experienced with making higher education loan agreements, which some students may find helpful.
Browse our webpages on funding support to find some tips and resources that will help you navigate your fundraising journey.
2. How much money will I need?
There are three types of expense to budget for when calculating the cost of graduate study:
- University tuition fee: the fee for the 2016-17 Master of Public Policy is £34,760. If your application is successful, you will be asked to pay a deposit against your course fees at application stage as a condition of your offer. The deposit for 2016 entry is £5250.
- College fee: the college fee covers academic facilities and other services provided by your college. The annual fee does not include accommodation or meal charges and is payable in addition to the University tuition fee. In 2016/17 the graduate College fees is £2,933.
- Living costs: the 2016/17 estimated living costs for a graduate student at Oxford can be foundon the University living costs pages.
There may also be costs associated with the Summer Project, depending on the type and location of the placement.
We know it sounds like a lot of money. But there are a lot of both direct and creative ways you can find to meet your financial needs. Please note that due to the intensive nature of the MPP programme, we encourage students not to take on any work commitments outside the course, and so your budget should take this into account.