Categories and Fees
In order to join the Oxford Union, please drop into the General Office with one passport-sized photograph and a method of payment (cash, cheque, credit or debit card), and your card will be made up for you there and then. If you have received a Freshers' Information Pack, please complete and return the forms enclosed. Forms can be ordered by calling +44 (0)1865 241353.
Costs last updated: July 2012
LIFE MEMBERSHIP - £229 (£207 during Freshers' Open Period *)
Life Membership is for:
Fully-matriculated (or soon-to-be matriculated) members of the University of Oxford (including alumni).
Members of the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice (OILP) undertaking a full-time course of one year or more,
Qualifying members of Department of Education Studies undertaking a full-time course of one year or more,
Members of the Department of Continuing Education undertaking a full-time course of one year or more;
Those with MA status in the University of Oxford.
It is possible to pay for Life membership via a monthly standing order, please ask for the Life by STO form. Students who fulfil a 'Life Membership' criterion may, if they wish, join as Long-Term Members, but this must be for the full duration of their course using the Long-Term Membership form available from the General Office.
Notes on completing the Life Membership application form are available here
ACCESS SCHEME (£130 : £117 during Freshers' Open Period*)
The Oxford Union is committed to improving Access. If you qualify for Life Membership, but receive a full maintenance grant, then you may join as a Life Member under the Access Scheme. (It is also possible to pay for Access Life membership via monthly standing order: please ask fdor the Access Life by STO form).
*The Freshers' Open Period ends 18 October 2012
For those taking courses lasting three years or more: £229
For those taking courses lasting two years, or with two years remaining: £172
For those taking courses lasting one year or less, or with one year or less remaining: £115
If you attend:
Oxford Brookes University,
Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies,
Oxford Centre for Postgrad Hebrew Studies,
Ripon College (Cuddeston),
St Stephen's House, or
then you are eligible for Long-Term Membership, which must be for the duration of your course.
If you are a member of University Staff, you may join on an annually-renewable basis whilst you are in the University's employ.
1 term: £115
2 terms: £172
3 terms: £229
Members of the following institutions can apply for Short-Term Membership:
|Abacus College||Edward Green's Tutorial Establishment||Oxford Program for Undergraduate Studies (OPUS)|
|Assoc Members of St Catherine, Mansfield & LMH previously WISC||Ephraim Williams||Oxford Tutorial College|
|Boston University Graduate Assoc at St Catherine's||European School of Management (EAP)||Reuters Foundation Program at Green College|
|Boston University Program in Oxford||Georgia University Program in Oxford||Sarah Lawrence Program|
|Buckland University||Oxford Academy||St Bede's Hall|
|Butler Program (St Catz)||Oxford Assoc Student Program (OASP)||St Clare's, Oxford|
|Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies (CMRS)||Oxford Business College||Stanford University|
|Cherwell College||Oxford Centre for Yiddish Studies||Washington International Studies Centre (WISC)|
|Collingham College||Oxford International Study Centre|
|d'Overbroek's College||Oxford Media & Business School|
EDUCATIONAL AFFILIATIONAny student member of Oxford University may join the Union as an Educational Affiliate. This entitles the holder to use the libraries, attend debates and meetings, but will not allow access to any social facilities, eg The Members' Bar, The Purple Turtle, snooker or social events. Please apply to the General Office (01865 241353) for further details.
If you have lost your Union Card and need a replacement, please ask for the Replacement Card form and post it to the Union General Office, together with one passport photograph, some photo ID (eg photocopy of Drivers' licence, Bod card etc which will be returned to you) and £5. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org (or download the Replacement Card application here and send it, together with your photo ID and passport photograph, to: The Membership Secretary, The Oxford Union, Frewin Court, Oxford OX1 3JB)