Accommodation Costs

We have a different charging structure for undergraduate accommodation from that of many other colleges, in that we charge the same rent to all students in a year-group. There are two options: a termly contract, where your room needs to be vacated in the Christmas and Easter vacations, and a continuous contract where it doesn’t.

For 2018-19 entrants, the charge for the termly rental contract will be £1,558.49 per term and for those on continuous contracts it will be £1,920.97. This charge as well as rent, includes background heating, wireless internet and personal belongings insurance. In addition you will be charged a Kitchen Fixed Charge (KFC); this includes a contribution to running the College Buttery, providing and maintaining student kitchens and subsidising student Formal Hall events. Students who “live out” (not in College accommodation) pay a reduced KFC of £50.00 each year.

To help students on lower budgets meet these charges, Newnham offers a very generous system of student bursaries and rent subsidies to UK and EU students, and all students in financial need are encouraged to apply for these at the start of the academic year.

For new students there are two one-off costs to budget for at the start of the year: a deposit or ‘caution money’ of £250, which is refundable (less any outstanding charges) after you have completed your course, and membership of the Newnham Roll, which is £60. This payment enrols you as a life member of the alumnae association, which currently has 7,500 members.