Oxford vs. Stanford costs? International Students Watch

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I am a junior in an American high school meaning that it is my third year of high school, one year before I apply to college. I am interested in applying to Oxford University, and I want to know the comparative total cost of attending school at Oxford as an international student compared to an elite American college like Stanford.

My brother attends school at Stanford, and his tuition is around 43,000 US dollars annually. Adding in room and board, the annual cost is 61,000 US dollars. On Oxford's website, they list the cost of undergraduate tuition for international students, but I have heard that different subjects have different tuition costs. I want to study law, does anyone know what the tuition for law undergraduate is? Also, is there a special college fee for international students, or any other special fees? Is it true that Oxford offers one year of accommodations in a college, and students must find their own living places in the following years? If that is the case, how would the cost of living compare to the cost of living at Stanford University?

I know that the cost of tuition is lower at Oxford, but there are hidden costs that I am unaware of about studying abroad as an international student. Those are the details I'm trying to glean here. If anyone could give me a final: International undergraduate total cost at Oxford would be about _______________, or compare it to the 61,000 dollar cost at Stanford, that would be great!
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Check this website

http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/under...-jurisprudence

your fees might cost £22,430
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(Original post by cheescake22)
Also, is there a special college fee for international students, or any other special fees? !
Yes
http://www.ox.ac.uk/students/fees-funding/fees/college

Edit to add: that fee has been included in the above cost of £22,430
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Is it true that Oxford offers one year of accommodations in a college, and students must find their own living places in the following years? If that is the case, how would the cost of living compare to the cost of living at Stanford University?
I'm not an Oxford expert but I think many (most?) colleges provide accommodation for at least 3 years. But you still have college accommodation fees to pay (on top of the college fee I linked above). I'm sure an expert will be along soon....


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So according to this

http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/under...g/living-costs

the upper end of the living costs is £12894 for 9 months, so at maximum your total cost would be £22430 + £12894= £35324 so in dollars this would be $53528.22 for the year I think

However bear in mind you've got travel fees and other things e.g. student visa to include as well!
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Okay, thank you so much! All the replies are very helpful.
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The upper estimates of living costs seem to assume a lifestyle that the vast majority of students would consider excessively luxurious. Even the lower estimate is enough for most people.
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The upper estimates of living costs seem to assume a lifestyle that the vast majority of students would consider excessively luxurious. Even the lower estimate is enough for most people.
That's good to know, thank you. If I do get in, I am only planning on spending money on necessities.
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That's good to know, thank you. If I do get in, I am only planning on spending money on necessities.
£8-£9k pa would be more like it for living expenses (including rent). Not £12k+.
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doesn't your brother get financial aid? in that case i think stanford would be cheaper (depending on your parents' income bracket ofc), since oxford provides no financial (loan-free) aid.
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doesn't your brother get financial aid? in that case i think stanford would be cheaper (depending on your parents' income bracket ofc), since oxford provides no financial (loan-free) aid.
No, he doesn't receive any aid and neither would I so that isn't a consideration for me. It would make no difference on the aid front.
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