Any fees due must be paid at the beginning of each Term; this includes any portion of tuition fees for which you are responsible. All undergraduates must pay the Termly rent by the second Wednesday of Michaelmas Full Term and the first Wednesday of Lent and Easter Full Terms. Postgraduate students must make these payments quarterly in advance. Amounts billed during the course of the Michaelmas and Lent Terms will be payable by the first Wednesday following the beginning of Full Term. Amounts billed during the course of the Easter Term will be payable by 31 July, except in your final year when settlement of an estimated bill is a condition which must be met before you can graduate. If you wish to know how much you have spent in the Catering Department you can view or print a statement or summary at the booking terminal in the Porter's Lodge, or enquire in the Catering Office. Interest is charged on late payments at the rate of 0.5% per week on the amount owing. Payment may be made by direct debit, cheque, debit card or as a transfer directly into the College bank account using the bank details found at the bottom of the College bill.
It is impossible to specify the total cost for any individual student as this can vary widely depending on the subject read and other circumstances, but estimates of some of the costs are posted on the Freshers' web pages in August. Students from overseas should remember that they will have to pay higher University fees than do students from the United Kingdom and from European Union countries by reason of legislation presently in force.
If, for any reason, you are unable to pay your College bill in full by the specified date you should immediately consult your Tutor who, in some circumstances, may be able to help you by arranging a College grant or loan or by obtaining assistance from certain funds administered by the University. The College reserves the right not to permit any student to return into residence at the beginning of an academic year if the student has not paid all amounts owing directly to the College or amounts which the College collects as agents for the University.
The College collects the student contribution towards the annual cost of tuition on behalf of the University. This fee is due in advance at the beginning of each of the three terms on a 25%/25%/50% basis, except for overseas students where the fee is due in one instalment at the beginning of the Michaelmas Term. Home and EU students are referred to the Government's Student Finance website for the most up-to-date information for fee support. For those overseas students starting in October 2017 the fee is set at a fixed annual amount for the duration of the course.
All Home and EU students who are applying to Student Finance for a tuition fee loan, must send a copy of their 'University or College Payment Advice' for 2017/18 to the Tutorial & Admissions Office as soon as they receive it and in any case not later than 1 September 2017 so that the first installment of any tuition fees or other payments due may be billed correctly.
The College collects the student contribution towards the annual cost of tuition on behalf of the University. One-third of the fee is due in advance at the beginning of each of the three terms, except for overseas students where the fee is due in one instalment at the beginning of the Michaelmas Term
Subsequent fee instalments, together with all other items charged to your account during the previous Term, and any rent payable in advance, will be due on the following dates:
Michaelmas Term: 12 October 2016
Lent Term: 18 January 2017
Easter Term: 26 April 2017
For more information, please email the Bursary . The Bursary is located on B staircase.
No hidden charges
We charge a fixed, all-inclusive Residence Charge with ‘no hidden extras’. All electricity, heating, water, cleaning, maintenance and network services are included in the Residence Charge. We do not charge a termly catering facilities charge. Typically, undergraduate students need only budget for term-time accommodation.
For more information, please email the Bursary. The Bursary is located on B staircase.
Fees and charges
(please note that these will be updated for 2017/18)
|Catering Charges||Year 2016/17|
|Formal Hall (student)||£9.95|
|Formal Hall (guest)||£13.95|
|Private Formal Hall (student)||£17.50|
|Special Formal Hall (guest)||£21.00|
|Typical Average Meal Charge||£5.95|
|Meal Surcharge for Guests||£1.80|
|Other Charges||Year 2016/17|
|Deposit on Arrival (Undergraduates)||£350.00|
|Deposit on Arrival (Graduates)||£300.00|
|Post Doc Affiliation Fee||£160.00|
|Gym Annual Fee||£25.00|
|Gym Induction Fee||£12.00|
|Bedding Hire per week||£9.50|
|Duvet & Pillow Purchase||£25.00|
|Mattress Hire (up to one week)||£15.00|
|Replacement University Card||£15.00|
|Lost Room Key (first)||£50.00|
|Lost Room Key (second)||£50.00|
|Car Parking Charge (per term/part term)||£14.00|
Residence Charge 2016-2017
|Residence Charge for undergraduates 2016-2017|
|Band||Rate per week||Number of rooms|
|3 - En-suite||£155||30|
|2 - En-suite||£165||131|
|1 - En-suite||£175||72|
|1* - En-suite||£193||3|
|Total rooms 417|
|Residence Charge for graduates 2016-2017|
|Band||Rate per week||Number of rooms|
|3 - En-suite||£155||1|
|2 - En-suite||£165||65|
|1 - En-suite||£175||20|
|Single Flat in Lensfield Road||£212||1|
|DB Flats in Lensfield Road||£262.50||3|
|DB Flats in Regent Street||£278||2|
|Total rooms 118|
For further details and photographs of the rooms available to Downing students, please look at our accommodation search page.
Band A: £20
- Upholstery cleaning.
- Missing lamp.
- Missing mattress cover.
Band B: £50
- Cleaning up of bodily fluid.
- Carpet cleaning.
- Washing up and removing kitchen utensils.
- Late departure after NPR.
Band C: £75
- Furniture removal after departure.
- Refrigerator removal after departure.
- Heat / wet marks on furniture (requiring French polishing).
- Extra cleaning of function rooms, kitchens etc.
- Removal of belongings (or as quoted by Pickfords).
Band D: £100 plus
- Mattress – new.
- Curtain cleaning.
- Non accidental damage to doors and walls.
- Adhesive on walls (per wall) - minimum charge £100.