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Accommodation

Queen’s can offer College accommodation to all undergraduates for the duration of their course (3 or 4 years). This means that you only pay rent for the time that you are actually in Oxford, which for most students is about half the year. Generally, this ends up costing much less than it would cost to pay a 12 month lease in privately rented accommodation. With that being said, students in their 2nd, 3rd and 4th years are welcome to choose to 'live out' of college, for which there is a termly kitchen establishment charge of £31.81

We charge everyone the same for all of our standard college rooms: £1,281.13 per term. 

Reducing Costs: Sharing and Small Rooms

We do not force any students to share rooms or sets. However, some students may choose to do so, within certain regulations. Doing this will reduce the termly rent to £1006.48. We also have a few smaller rooms that we offer to those who want to reduce their rent. They are offered at a cost of £1,061.42.

Food

Queen’s is a fully catered College, which means that most students come to our meals on a regular basis, turning them into very social occasions! All our food is offered at cost price, making Queen’s a cheap place to eat.

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast is served in the main Dining Hall as well as in the Florey and Cardo Buildings. Both breakfast and lunch are offered on a “pay-as-you-eat” basis with you helping yourself to what you would like in the Servery, and then being charged per item. We always offer a wide range of food and cater for all dietary requirements.

JCR Tea

Fancy a break at 4pm? Every weekday during term-time the students put on their own JCR Tea, with tea, toast, snacks etc being offered for mere pennies in the Common Room. A popular choice for those who need a social break!

Dinner

Students book on to our two-course dinner online, for which there is a fixed charge.

We also provide meals at weekends, with the three-course Saturday Formal Dinner being very popular with our students and their guests. 

Basic Board and Lodging Information 2017/18

Daily average room rate (including kitchen overhead charge*): £21.71*
Daily average room rate (room only): £18.62
Length of undergraduate contract in days: 177 days

 

You can expect meal costs to be of the following order:  
Breakfast £1.80 (average cost as pay as you go)
Lunch £3.00 (average cost as pay as you go)
Dinner £4.54  (signing on)
* Kitchen overhead charge is made to all students and is £3.10 per day