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St Hilda's College

St Hilda's College


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Founded in 1893 as a women’s college, St Hilda’s is now a mixed college with both men and women Fellows and students, both graduate and undergraduate. The aim of the College has always been to provide the best education possible.

At St Hilda’s students relax in the tranquil beauty of the college’s riverside site, with easy access to the centre of town, the University Sports Complex, and the lively culture of East Oxford.

New graduate students will be made welcome at the College and supported academically and personally through a College Advisor. The community is diverse and cosmopolitan, with people from many backgrounds, including many international and mature students.

Graduates at St Hilda's can benefit from the College's professional networks, which provide career mentoring; after completing your programme, you can remain in touch with these and other networks through the Association of Senior Members. 

St Hildas - South Building

South Building of St Hilda's College

Accommodation and meals

The College owns a number of graduate houses, mostly in the streets adjacent to the College site. The houses are generally spacious and attractively decorated, and all have network connections. 

Meals are available in College for most of the year, and wherever possible the College will try to meet special dietary requirements.

Funding and prizes

For information, please see the Oxford Funding Search.

St Hildas - Garden

Grounds of St Hilda's College

Library and IT services

The library boasts seven reading rooms over three floors, with seating for 158 readers. The galleried main reading room, dating from 1935, looks out over the River Cherwell and the ‘dreaming spires’ of Oxford. Wireless internet access is available in all rooms of the library, apart from one room which instead offers several wired internet connections. The library has full disabled access to all areas, as well as a disabled access washroom within the library.

The library has a small rare book collection as well as special collections in law and medieval history. Together with the college archive, the rare books are kept in a state-of-the-art archive store, where temperature and humidity levels are closely controlled. There is a separate law library, with its own fully-networked desktop PC.

Internet access is provided free of charge in all student rooms and there is a designated MCR computer room.

Sport, music and college facilities

The Jacqueline du Pré music building situated on the College site offers St Hilda’s students outstanding practice and performing facilities, as well as being the venue for prestigious concerts, recording sessions, and community music events. The Director of College Music helps students organise musical events and recital series, and conducts one of the student choirs.

The College has facilities for association football, lawn tennis, and rugby. In recent years, St Hilda’s has had successes in a variety of sports, including: rowing, netball, rugby, and football. St Hilda’s is very close to the University’s Iffley Road Sports Complex.

St Hildas - Milham Ford Building

The river and the Milham Ford Building

Facilities for students with disabilities

St Hilda’s College welcomes applications from students with disabilities. Candidates who are considering an application are advised to contact the College to discuss their requirements in confidence.

The College has a Disability Fellow; a senior member of College who is there to offer practical help and support.

Arrangements for assistance can be made on an individual basis: the College aims to respond to the needs and requirements of all students.


St Hilda's Middle Common Room (MCR) is a lively community which organises research talks as well as social events.

St Hilda's col map



Head of House

Sheila Forbes CBE MA

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College fees
College fee for graduates


College fee for the MBA



Exceptional arrangements apply in a small number of cases


University fees also apply


Continuation fee
Normally £100 for each term is payable after fee liability has ceased

Accommodation is offered to all first-year graduates subject to availability; a limited number of rooms are available for second- and third-year graduates


Accommodation charges

£3,986-6,836 for 51 weeks