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    Hey all,

    I have just been accepted to Oxford for my masters, and I am wondering how much I am going to spend per month there (approximately). My college (Green Templeton) has calculated something around 12,500 pounds (per year) which I assume includes accommodation plus meals and other costs (books, social life, etc). I have neither studied nor ever lived in the UK so I can't really estimate.

    What is your experience in this regard? How much do you spend per month? I am a guy that likes to eat nice but simple meals, I go out normally once a week for a couple of pints with friends, I am looking to get a single small room in college (avg. 400 pounds/month), I like to buy a t-shirt every now and then... in other words, I guess I'm quite the average student when it comes to spending money.

    Also, how does the eating part works? is there a meal plan I can subscribe to? or am I expected to cook three meals for myself everyday? Or is it a mix between the two? How does this work? If this varies between colleges, any experience with Green Templeton?

    Cheers and thank you for your help! :gthumb:
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    I was pretty staggered by the £12,500 figure in all honesty when i received it, so much so i started a thread about it. There may be some set up costs for someone like yourself but personally i do not anticipate spending more than £9,000 at an absolute top estimate as a graduate like yourself anticipating similar accommodation costs. That budget includes some £71 per week on food alone - you'd have to be eating such expensive food to manage that.
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    Hey all,

    I have just been accepted to Oxford for my masters, and I am wondering how much I am going to spend per month there (approximately). My college (Green Templeton) has calculated something around 12,500 pounds (per year) which I assume includes accommodation plus meals and other costs (books, social life, etc). I have neither studied nor ever lived in the UK so I can't really estimate.

    What is your experience in this regard? How much do you spend per month? I am a guy that likes to eat nice but simple meals, I go out normally once a week for a couple of pints with friends, I am looking to get a single small room in college (avg. 400 pounds/month), I like to buy a t-shirt every now and then... in other words, I guess I'm quite the average student when it comes to spending money.

    Also, how does the eating part works? is there a meal plan I can subscribe to? or am I expected to cook three meals for myself everyday? Or is it a mix between the two? How does this work? If this varies between colleges, any experience with Green Templeton?

    Cheers and thank you for your help! :gthumb:

    Hey, I was also accepted at Green Templeton, and indeed the costs are staggering. However I am an international student accepted for the MSc. Global health science and I'm really hoping to get a scholarship.
    What course were you admitted for? How are you planning to pay for your masters. It's nice to meet someone who'll be in my college...
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    (Original post by nexttime)
    I was pretty staggered by the £12,500 figure in all honesty when i received it, so much so i started a thread about it. There may be some set up costs for someone like yourself but personally i do not anticipate spending more than £9,000 at an absolute top estimate as a graduate like yourself anticipating similar accommodation costs. That budget includes some £71 per week on food alone - you'd have to be eating such expensive food to manage that.
    Thank you! this is the type of observation I needed. Are the £71 included in the 9,000 or 12,000 budget?
    Also, any info on the meal system question? Thanks nexttime.

    (Original post by someday soon)
    Hey, I was also accepted at Green Templeton, and indeed the costs are staggering. However I am an international student accepted for the MSc. Global health science and I'm really hoping to get a scholarship.
    What course were you admitted for? How are you planning to pay for your masters. It's nice to meet someone who'll be in my college...
    Hey someday soon! I got into the MPhil in Development Studies, I could not be happier with Green Templeton. It seems like a lot of interesting and related programmes (like yours) will be coexisting within the same walls. I am planning to use some savings, and the rest through a private loan. Although I am competing for scholarships, I am really not counting on getting them.

    As of which loan, I am not exactly sure. I need to do more research on this. How about you??

    Good luck!
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    (Original post by der.verrueckte)
    Thank you! this is the type of observation I needed. Are the £71 included in the 9,000 or 12,000 budget?
    Also, any info on the meal system question? Thanks nexttime.
    That's in the £12,500. Its breakdown is available here.

    The meal system varies between colleges. Some have a system where you either subscribe to all college meals in a term or go on a pay-as-you-go basis. Whichever plan is used, i think most if not all colleges offer breakfast lunch and dinner most days. Having said that, Green is a bit special as a graduate college so maybe its different. Certainly on the plus side, graduates seem to uniformly have better access to kitchens than undergrads even within undergraduate colleges.

    But as i say, i can only make generalizations. If you want to know for sure i'd suggest dropping their admissions officer an e-mail.
 
 
 
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