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limits of seventeen and twenty-two. The application must be, in all cases, made not later than the month of October of the year in which the candidate obtains or expects to obtain his University qualification ; but if he does not pass the First Public Examination, or obtain his degree, until Michaelmas Term, he need not forward the required certificate of his University qualification until one week before the ensuing ist of January. 'In case there should be more Candidates than vacancies, the required number will be selected by competition among the said Candidates at the ensuing January Entrance Examination, but without a preliminary examination. The successful Candidates must then be prepared to accept Commissions in the course of the current year; otherwise their claims will lapse.'
4. IN THE CIVIL SERVICE.
Candidates for Attachéships in the Diplomatic Service who have passed the First Public Examination are exempted from examination in Latin ; and Candidates who have taken a degree are exempted from examination in all subjects except Handwriting, Précis, and French.
OF ACADEMICAL EXPENSES.
THE cost of living at Oxford varies so largely with the means, tastes, and moral courage of a student that it is not possible to lay down many general propositions respecting it. The total amount is made up in each case of several elements : there are certain fixed expenses which are common to all alike, such as University and College fees: there are other expenses, such as those of board and lodging, which, though varying with particular cases, vary only, as far as the Colleges and Halls are concerned, within definite limits : there are others, such as subscriptions to clubs or societies, which are common but voluntary: there are others, such as tradesmen's bills, which are not special to University life, and which are almost wholly within a student's power to fix for himself.
If the first two of these four classes of expenditure be alone taken into consideration, it is a matter of experience that a student who resides within a College or Hall can, with economy, obtain the degree of B.A. for a total expenditure of £300. This estimate includes board, room-rent or lodging, and washing, for twelve terms of residence, tuition and miscellaneous College charges, admission, examination, and degree fees: the necessary expenses which it does not include are clothes, books, railway fares, and the cost of living in the vacations. Many students have been known to obtain their degree for less than the sum above mentioned: but this has required a more than ordinary amount of thrift and self-denial, and possibly also a forfeiture of some collateral advantages which University life brings.
Members of Colleges and Halls who reside in lodgings are, in most cases, on the same footing as Unattached Students in respect of entire freedom in the regulation of such expenses as are involved in board and lodging. They have usually, however, to bear a certain share in the cost of the College establishment; but at Balliol, Corpus Christi, and New Colleges the sum so paid is less than the difference between the University fees which are payable by a member of a College or Hall and those which are payable by an Unattached Student. The only pecuniary advantage which an Unattached Student enjoys over a member of one of those societies is, that he is not liable to the payment of the tuition fee which is charged upon members of Colleges.
Some Colleges and Halls have of late revised their scale of charges, and made new arrangements with a view to the reduction of necessary expenses. For example, the deposit of a sum of money on admission, which was formerly required from all students as a guarantee against possible loss, is no longer required at certain Colleges and Halls from those who pay their battels in advance: the difficulties which arose to many students of slender means from being compelled to purchase the furniture of their rooms on commencing residence are obviated in several Colleges and Halls by allowing the hire of furniture from the College: the miscellaneous charges have been in several instances gathered together into a fixed annual payment: and at St. Mary Hall, St. Alban Hall, St. Edmund Hall, and Keble College, the payment of a fixed annual sum is made to cover, with trifling exceptions, all necessary academical expenses.
In the following statement are gathered together, (1) all fees which are payable to the University, (2) as much information as is at present available in regard to the charges of Colleges and Halls. It has not been attempted to include any expenses except those which are independent of the personal tastes of a student.
I. UNIVERSITY FEES.
1. MATRICULATION FEES.
These Fees are payable at the time of presentation to the
£ s. d. A Bible-Clerk, or Scholar admitted to a College
· or Hall on condition of receiving free board
and tuition Every other member of a College or Hall . . 2 10 0 Every Student not attached to a College or Hall 5 0 0
2. EXAMINATION FEES.' These Fees (with the exception of the second of the two fees in
Medicine and Music) are payable when the name of a Candidate is entered on the list for Examination.
Responsions . . . . . .
whether for Honours or not, and also for re-
p. 118, § 3. (1) . . . . .
and Religion, or in the substituted matter . (2) For each of the subjects in the Pass School,
whether offered separately or together .
Civil Law . . . . .
(1) Before each of the two Examinations.
(2) After passing both Examinations Medicine:
(1) Before each of the two Examinations . (2) After passing both Examinations .
3. DEGREE FEES.
These Fees are payable in the Apodyterium of the Convocation House
immediately before the Degree is taken.
Status of Student of Civil Law
• 7 10 0 Degree of Bachelor of Arts .
. 7 10 0 But for any one who has been admitted to the
Status of Student of Civil Law or Medicine. 2 0 0 Degree of Master of Arts . . . . 12 00 (1) But for any one who has been admitted to
the Degree of B.C.L. before Sept. 29, 1855 . 4. 5 (2) For any one who has been admitted to the
Degree of B.C.L. since Sept. 29, 1855. . 7 0 0 (3) For any one who has been admitted to the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine
: 700 Degree of Bachelor of Civil Law
. 6 10 o of Divinity . . . 14 0 0 , of Medicine .
• 6 10 0 Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, Divinity, or Medicine 40 o o
, Bachelor of Music . . . . 5 0 0
» Doctor of Music . . . . 1000 Additional fee when any Degree is conferred in
absence, or by Decree of Convocation : 5 0 0 Additional fee when Degrees are accumulated . 5 O o Additional fee when any Degree is conferred by Diploma
. 10 00