Room Rents

Each College room is allocated a grade between 1 and 8 and a different level of rent is attached to each room grade.

Undergraduate Room Rents

For students beginning courses in 2025/26 weekly room rents in that year will be:

  • For a grade 1 room £158.34
  • For a grade 2 room £170.96
  • For a grade 3 room £183.79
  • For a grade 4 room £196.51
  • For a grade 5 room £209.23
  • For a grade 6 room £221.95
  • For a grade 7 room £234.57
  • For a grade 8 room £247.40

In order to provide students with greater certainty about the costs that they will incur whilst studying, the College intends that, for the duration of the course that each student commences in 2025/26, the room rent at each grade charged to those students will only be increased in following years in line with inflation (CPIH).

Undergraduates pay rent for 10 weeks each term and there will be additional rent charges if students remain in residence outside of these periods.

Usually almost all of the rooms allocated to undergraduate freshers are at room grades between 2 and 6. The College will ensure that, in the undergraduate ballots for rooms to be occupied in the second and third years, the possibility of taking a room at a grade no higher than 3 is available to each undergraduate student.

The College does not normally levy any additional charges in respect of the accommodation that it provides and the cost of laundry, cleaning, heating and lighting, basic contents insurance and the computer network is included within the rent figures set out above*.

An undergraduate student who occupies a grade 5 room during term time in 2025/26 will pay a total charge in respect of accommodation that year of some £6,277.56. If that student continues to occupy a grade 5 room in the second year, and the annual increase in the CPIH is 2%, the total charge in respect of accommodation in that year will be some £6,403.11. Occupying a grade 5 room in the third year, again assuming inflation at 2%, would then imply a total accommodation charge for the year of some £6,531.17.

Please note that for graduate students commencing courses in 2025/26 the rent calculation will vary a little from that set out above. The rent charged on graduate rooms is also set on the basis of 8 grades but the total rent varies with the distance of a graduate house from the main College site. The room rent for each grade of room occupied by a graduate student commencing a course in 2025/26 will, for the duration of that course, be linked to CPIH in the manner outlined above.

* Many colleges charge a separate 'Catering Fixed Charge' in addition to room rent. The figures shown here for Emmanuel are inclusive of that charge.