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Hertford College
Hertford College Quad.

Hertford College

Hertford is known for its friendly atmosphere and informal, progressive climate, which we believe fosters positive working relationships between tutors and students. Academically ambitious, we’re proud to have pioneered access for women and warmly welcome new students whatever their background. Our generous college bursaries mean that you’ll be able to access financial support if you need it.

Students at Hertford College

We offer accommodation throughout your course, on our main site or at our nearby annexes. Every room has Wi-Fi and access to small shared kitchens. Meals are available in college and at our south Oxford site, and we have formal hall twice a week. Our 24/7 library has unlimited borrowing. We also have a gym, a music room, and a lively student bar. Off-site we have sports grounds, tennis and squash courts and a superb boathouse.

Hertford’s students are diverse and passionate about their interests. Our societies range from economics to jazz, not forgetting our non-auditioning choir and annual arts festival.

Read more on the college website.

Hertford is…

…a second family and a home away from home.

…getting the projector set up in the JCR to watch live sports or politics with everyone.

…meeting people from a huge variety of backgrounds and making friends for life.

…joining in and having fun with our inclusive extracurricular teams and societies.

…studying and living in a supportive, considerate and progressive community.

College facilities

To compare facilities across different colleges, please visit our College Facilities Table.

College accommodation

  • All first years on site: YES
  • Usually offered for three years: NO
  • Usually offered for first year and one other year: NO
  • Usually offered for all years: YES
  • Some vacation storage for international students: YES


  • Dining hall: YES
  • Bar: YES
  • Café: NO


  • Gym on site: YES
  • Boathouse: YES
  • Library open 24/7: YES
  • Computer rooms/stations: YES
  • Wi-Fi throughout college: YES
  • Music room: YES
  • Theatre/performance space: NO
  • Chapel: YES
  • Multi-faith prayer room: NO

Clubs and societies

  • Music society: YES
  • Orchestra/s: YES
  • Choir/s: YES
  • Dramatic society: NO
  • College student magazine/paper: YES
  • Some subject societies: YES
  • Other societies: YES

In order to make it easier for you to establish a first point of contact with our University, every Oxford college is ‘linked’ to a particular region of the UK. The ‘link’ college will know their region particularly well and already have contact with schools and students in the area.

Getting in touch with the college linked to your region has no influence on your chances of being accepted to this or any other particular college. You are also very welcome to get in touch with any other college for advice about applying or studying here.

Link Local Authorities

Southend on Sea


Access and Outreach at Hertford
Outreach and Communications Officer: Nathan Stazicker
Email: outreach@hertford.ox.ac.uk

Admissions Office tel: +44 (0) 1865 279404
Web: www.hertford.ox.ac.uk

Postal address:
Hertford College
Catte St, Oxford OX1 3BW