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Josephine Butler

Fees & Finance

Residence Charge and Accommodation Dates

Please note that all rooms at Josephine Butler College are Single, En-suite, and offered on a self-catered basis only.



Standard Postgraduate (Single En-suite, self-catered)

£6,422 (full details)

Wednesday 28 September 2016 – Wednesday 6 September 2017

Josephine Butler can also accommodate students who require special accommodation dates (eg PGCE, MBA, MSW, and MSc students). For full details of other accommodation dates and charges please see here and here.

  • Payments: Postgraduates can pay via direct debit in 8 instalments or at the beginning of each term.
  • Deposits: A postgraduate deposit of £250 should be paid before the deadline of 1st June, to be guaranteed university managed accommodation. A deposit received after the 1st June, the student will be placed on a waiting list for college accommodation. Deposits can be paid via direct debit using this link
  • Early Departures: it is Univesity policy that no refunds can be given to students who leave before the end of the academic year.
  • Christmas Closing: Your licence agreement allows you to stay in College for the academic year. However, over the Christmas holiday Josephine Butler College may close. If the College does close over the Christmas period, students who have to stay in Durham will be provided accommodation at an alternative college and details of how and when to apply will be provided soon after the start of term.

College Charges

Please note that these additional items will be added to your college bill.



1 year Postgraduate


(fee incorporates membership of JCR and MCR)

3 year Postgraduate (PhD)


Per year standard levy is charged to all PG and 4th year UG's for each year you are a member of the MCR

Other Charges


College Library Contribution


1 year Postgraduate / £15.00 - 3 year Postgraduate (Payable in the first term only)

Josephine Butler Trust


1 year Postgraduate / £20.00 - 3 year Postgraduate (Payable in the first term only)

Josephine Butler Alumni Fund


Lifetime membership

New gowns


Unless you have your own appropriate Durham University Gown

University Sports Levy

Visit: for more information.

*You may request to opt-out of these items by contacting the President of the appropriate Common Room.

If you have any queries regarding finance issues please email our Finance Office

Occasional Charges

These charges may be issued if applicable or incured:

Occasional Charges


Vacation Accommodation


Per person, per night. En-suite, self-catered.

Vacation Accommodation


Per person, per week. En-suite, self-catered.

College Guest Accommodation


Term-time and vacation (subject to availability). Room only.

Late Fee


the charge may be imposed if bills are not paid by due date.

Tuition Fees

Postgraduate information on Tuition Fees can be found here.