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Jesus College

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Jesus College is renowned for its close-knit community – we are welcoming, inclusive and hard-working. Academic excellence is central to college life, and our tutorial teaching is of the highest quality, as the exam results of our undergraduates show. We aim to offer our students the best possible education and opportunities during their time here, so that they can benefit from all aspects of student life. Each year we award a large number of scholarships, prizes and grants to recognize achievement and progress, and to support music, sports and travel.

Founded by Elizabeth I, the college has always had Welsh connections, though our students now come from all over the UK and 30 other countries. More than half our undergraduates come from state schools and about 10% are from overseas.


Jesus College is in Turl Street, right in the heart of Oxford, close to the main libraries and within easy walking distance of the Science Area, shops, cinemas, theatres and museums.

Accommodation and meals

Jesus College offers full accommodation for all its undergraduates. First-years have rooms in central Oxford, on our historic Turl Street site or in the new Ship Street Centre. After that, most students live in college flats, either to the north (near the Science Area) or to the east (by our sports ground). These high-quality flats have three or four bedrooms around a kitchen, sitting room and bathroom, for reasonable cost. All rooms have telephone and computer points, with free internet and network access. Meals in hall are popular and sociable. Food is charged on a pay-as-yougo basis to the termly bill, so students can choose whether to eat in hall or not.

Read more on the college website about accommodation and meals.


The college library is open 24 hours a day, and new books are constantly added in response to requests. The computer room is equipped to a very high standard; an IT support team offers help and advice. Wireless networking is available in the libraries, common rooms and seminar rooms.

The modern Junior Common Room (JCR) has its own conservatory, as well as newspapers, magazines, drinks, snacks, a wide-screen television and a pool table. The college bar is open in the evenings. The college has a music room and a dark room. Our large sports pavilion doubles as an entertainment venue, and we have playing fields, squash courts and a boathouse. Our students have free membership of the University gym and pool. Jesus College welcomes students with disabilities, who are encouraged to view our access guide on the college website and to contact us before applying to discuss their needs.

Student societies

Jesus College students organise the lively Turl Street Arts Festival each year, jointly with Lincoln and Exeter colleges. The JCR Arts Fund supports the dramatic society, which promotes and funds productions involving Jesus students. Thriving subject societies (e.g. English, Geography, History and Physics) arrange formal and informal events. The chapel choir regularly leads Evensong, gives concerts and goes on tours. The college is very active in many sports, either competitively or just for fun.

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General Enquiries:

+44 (0) 1865 279700


telephone: +44 (0) 1865 279721
fax: +44 (0) 1865 279769
Please email us at undergraduate.admissions@


Postal address:

Jesus College,
Oxford OX1 3DW




Lord Krebs Kt, MA, DPhil, FRS, FMedSci, Hon DSc

Student numbers:

undergraduates 353, graduates 174

Senior Tutor:

Dr Alexandra Lumbers

Admissions Officer:

Mr Sailesh Vyas

Schools Liaison Officer:

Mrs Sue Morris

College prospectus from:

Mrs Sue Morris, Schools Liaison Officer, Jesus College, Oxford OX1 3DW

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Open days:

2 and 3 July, and 19 September 2014