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There is a wide range of accommodation available in Oxford for graduate students, provided both by the colleges and the University. In addition, many graduate students secure accommodation in the private sector.

The University can't guarantee accommodation to its graduate students. However, in 2018-19, 72% of full-time graduate 'freshers' (first-year students) were housed in college or University accommodation, and 53% of all full-time graduate students.

Ordinarily, your college will explain their process for applying for accommodation when you receive your college offer. Please be aware that if you apply after the main December or January deadline for your course, you'll typically receive a college offer much later than the majority of applicants.

If you receive your college offer relatively late in the admissions cycle and/or your college does not have any suitable accommodation available, there are still options available. The University's Graduate Accommodation Office may be able to help or you may need to seek accommodation in the private sector (refer to the University and private accommodation section of this page). 

Disabled students

If you have a disability which means that you have specific requirements related to your accommodation, please make sure that you declare this when you apply to your course. Colleges (and the University) have a range of rooms that can cater to a variety of needs, but these are allocated throughout the admissions cycle, and so suitable accommodation may not be available if your needs are not known until a late stage.

If you've declared a disability on your application form, you'll be contacted by the Disability Advisory Service with further advice if you receive an offer of a graduate place at the University.

Make sure that your College Accommodation Office (or the University's Graduate Accommodation Office) is aware of any specific needs when you apply for their accommodation.

Please note that no applicant can be guaranteed accommodation.

Part-time students

The University and its colleges cannot ordinarily accommodate part-time students, with the exception of Kellogg College and Keble College. If you are a part-time student and need to stay in Oxford for short blocks of time, some colleges offer their part-time college members the opportunity to book short-term accommodation. Please speak to your college directly to see if they are able to help you. 

The University Club and the Department for Continuing Education offer overnight accommodation. You may also find appropriate accommodation advertised in the Gazette or through University Rooms (an external website).

Please note that the the inclusion of a link to an external website on this page should not be understood to be an endorsement of that website, the site's owners, or their products and services.

College accommodation

Colleges provide a variety of accommodation options. Some colleges will have various different options, others may have a dedicated block (or blocks) of accommodation of a similar type/cost.

Some colleges are able to guarantee accommodation for their incoming graduates, other colleges may only be able to accommodate a proportion of their graduates.  If your college is unable to provide accommodation, the University's Graduate Accommodation Office may be able to help or you may need to seek accommodation in the private sector. Find out more in the University and Private accommodation section.

Your college will outline the accommodation that they have available, and explain their application process, when you receive your college offer letter.

Please note that while accommodation can be requested, there is no guarantee that this will be available.

What rooms do colleges typically offer?

The table below provides a breakdown of the typical college accommodation that was available to graduate students in 2023-24. These costs are likely to increase annually. Please check with the college for the most accurate amounts.

You can use the filers below to select what types of accommodation are shown in the table.

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Typical college accommodation (based on accommodation available in the 2023-24 academic year)
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UnitsTotal bedrooms2023-24 average daily accommodation cost (£ GBP)
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Standard rental period (days)Utilities included?
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BalliolSingle, standardOff-siten/a70£23.94309Yes
BalliolSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a155£24.91309Yes
Blackfriars HallSingle, standardOff-siten/a15£29.25268Yes
Blackfriars HallSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a4£31.74268Yes
BrasenoseCouplesOff-site66£40.47 per unit351Yes
BrasenoseSingle, standardOff-siten/a53£24.98351 and 308Yes
BrasenoseSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a34£25.79351Yes
Christ ChurchCouplesOff-site11£36.71 per unit338Yes
Christ ChurchFamilyOff-site22£35.57 per unit338Yes
Christ ChurchSingle, standardOff-siten/a20£29.36280Yes
Christ ChurchSingle, standardOn-siten/a38£28.66311 and 175Yes
Corpus ChristiSingle, standardOff-siten/a39£21.56308Yes
Corpus ChristiSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a8£24.11308Yes
Corpus ChristiSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a2£0 (Assistant Dean flats)365Yes
ExeterCouplesOff-site815£45.17 per unit335Yes
ExeterFamilyOff-site714£46.03 per unit335Yes
ExeterSingle, standardOff-siten/a13£27.96273Yes
ExeterSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a73£29.54273Yes
Green TempletonCouplesOff-site6691£46.25 per unit282, 353 and 317Yes
Green TempletonFamilyOff-site1432£60.76 per unit282Yes
Green TempletonSingle, standardOff-siten/a36£25.17282 and 317Yes
Green TempletonSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a80£28.41282 and 317Yes
Green TempletonSingle, standardOn-siten/a48£25.03282Yes
Green TempletonSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a2£31.50282Yes
Harris Manchester CollegeSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a13£40.45253Yes
Hertford CollegeSingle, standardOff-siten/a69£25.56297Yes
Hertford CollegeSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a8£25.56297Yes
Jesus CollegeCouplesOff-site1212£40.79 per unit274Yes
Jesus CollegeFlatsOff-site76250£79.31 per unit274Yes
Jesus CollegeSingle, standardOn-siten/a23£27.01274 and 358Yes
Jesus CollegeSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a68£30.12274 and 358Yes
Keble CollegeSingle, standardOn-siten/a4£23.65273Yes
Keble CollegeSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a225£28.14273Yes
Kellogg CollegeCouplesOff-site22£39.45 per unit315Yes
Kellogg CollegeSingle, standardOff-siten/a6£22.80315Yes
Kellogg CollegeSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a45£25.34315Yes
Kellogg CollegeSingle, standardOn-siten/a45£27.85315Yes
Kellogg CollegeSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a15£30.50315Yes
Lady Margaret HallSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a19£27.72317 and 322Yes
Lady Margaret HallSingle, standardOn-siten/a66£22.03301Yes
Lady Margaret HallSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a31£28.05301Yes
LinacreCouplesOn- and off-site1212£29.00 per unit304Yes
LinacreFamilyOff-site24£41.76 per unit304Yes
LinacreFlatsOff-site22£31.40 per unit304Yes
LinacreSingle, standardOff-siten/a97£20.76304Yes
LinacreSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a46£23.64304Yes
LinacreSingle, standardOn-siten/a41£22.63304Yes
LinacreSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a29£25.15304Yes
LincolnSingle, standardOff-siten/a84£27.21259Yes
LincolnSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a83£30.18259Yes
MagdalenFlatsOn-site11£28.74 per unit273Yes
MagdalenSingle, standardOn-siten/a34£21.40273Yes
MagdalenSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a65£24.67273Yes
Mansfield CollegeSingle, standardOff-siten/a16£27.70365Yes
Mansfield CollegeSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a7£25.71365Yes
Mansfield CollegeSingle, standardOn-siten/a2£26.25365Yes
MertonCouplesOff-site88£35.27 per unit336No
MertonSingle, standardOff-siten/a63£24.73304Yes (fuel allowance)
MertonSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a99£24.73304Yes (fuel allowance)
New CollegeSingle, standardOff-siten/a89£27.17272Yes
NuffieldCouplesOff-site1010£29.31 per unit335Yes
NuffieldSingle, standardOff-siten/a7£24.69335Yes
NuffieldSingle, standardOn-siten/a10£24.69335Yes
NuffieldSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a14£24.69335Yes
OrielCouplesOff-site58£42.87 per unit350Yes
OrielSingle, standardOff-siten/a12£24.74350Yes
OrielSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a31£28.13345Yes
OrielSingle, standardOn-siten/a12£24.30345Yes
OrielSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a31£28.23345Yes
Pembroke CollegeCouplesOff-site33£43.61 per unit344Yes
Pembroke CollegeCouplesOn-site44£43.61 per unit344Yes
Pembroke CollegeFlatsOff-site29£115.16 per unit344Yes
Pembroke CollegeSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a85£29.68273 and 344Yes
Pembroke CollegeSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a7£32.30273Yes
Regent's Park CollegeFlatsOff-site39£67.70 per unit300Yes
St Anne's CollegeSingle, standardOff-siten/a50£29.32315Yes
St Anne's CollegeSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a11£27.52315Yes
St Anne's CollegeSingle, standardOn-siten/a13£27.29294Yes
St Antony's CollegeCouplesOn-site2634£53.15 per unit266Yes
St Antony's CollegeSingle, standardOn-siten/a126£22.11266Yes
St Antony's CollegeSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a100£33.90266Yes
St Catherine's CollegeSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a78£26.18265Yes
St Catherine's CollegeSingle, standardOff-siten/a39£26.18265Yes
St Cross CollegeCouplesOff-site22£35.16 per unit317Yes
St Cross CollegeSingle, standardOff-siten/a66£29.11308, 350 and 317Yes
St Cross CollegeSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a12£34.40308Yes
St Cross CollegeSingle, standardOn-siten/a23£34.36308 and 317Yes
St Cross CollegeSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a54£35.05350 and 308Yes
St Edmund HallCouplesOff-site99£35.66 per unit334Yes
St Edmund HallFamilyOff-site618£43.33 per unit334Yes
St Edmund HallSingle, standardOff-siten/a12£25.48273Yes
St Edmund HallSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a18£25.48273Yes
St Hilda's CollegeSingle, standardOff-siten/a56£25.83357Yes
St Hilda's CollegeSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a39£29.31357Yes
St Hugh's CollegeCouplesOn-site22£29.10 per unit364Yes
St Hugh's CollegeSingle, standardOn-siten/a47£22.39364Yes
St Hugh's CollegeSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a66£22.36270 and 364Yes
St John's CollegeCouplesOff-site4249£24.08 per unit365Yes
St John's CollegeFamilyOff-site510£28.42 per unit365Yes
St John's CollegeSingle, standardOff-siten/a10£20.55365Yes
St John's CollegeSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a49£22.22365Yes
St John's CollegeSingle, standardOn-siten/a49£20.97365Yes
St John's CollegeSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a48£21.58365Yes
St Peter's CollegeSingle, standardOff-siten/a12£22.95317Yes
St Peter's CollegeSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a6£25.43317Yes
St Peter's CollegeSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a33£30.86266Yes
Somerville CollegeSingle, standardOff-siten/a34£22.62318 and 352Yes
Somerville CollegeSingle, standardOn-siten/a20£25.49260Yes
The Queen's CollegeFlatsOff-site1750£67.56 per unit313Yes
The Queen's CollegeSingle, standardOff-siten/a12£22.97313Yes
Trinity CollegeSingle, standardOff-siten/a35£20.03264Yes
Trinity CollegeSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a19£21.59264Yes
Trinity CollegeSingle, standardOn-siten/a17£27.47264Yes
Trinity CollegeSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a6£27.47264Yes
University CollegeCouplesOff-site1818£45.39 per unit360Yes
University CollegeFamilyOff-site714£27.29 per unit360Yes
University CollegeFlatsOff-site11£33.33 per unit360Yes
University CollegeSingle, standardOff-siten/a6£26.70258Yes
University CollegeSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a6£26.70258Yes
University CollegeSingle, standardOn-siten/a54£26.70258Yes
University CollegeSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a3£26.70258Yes
Wadham CollegeSingle, standardOff-siten/a95£26.80273Yes
Wadham CollegeSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a6£29.00266Yes
Wadham CollegeSingle, standardOn-siten/a14£30.91175Yes
Wadham CollegeSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a1£30.91175Yes
Wolfson CollegeCouplesOn-site5353£42.45 per unit350Yes
Wolfson CollegeFamilyOn-site2762£56.10 per unit350Yes
Wolfson CollegeFlatsOn-site510£59.65 per unit350Yes
Wolfson CollegeSingle, standardOn-siten/a113£24.90350Yes
Wolfson CollegeSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a129£28.00273 and 350Yes
Worcester CollegeCouplesOff-site612£43.44 per unit336Yes
Worcester CollegeSingle, standardOff-siten/a19£21.53305Yes
Worcester CollegeSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a41£27.40305Yes
Wycliffe HallSingle, standardOn-siten/a21£23.55259Yes
Wycliffe HallSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a7£27.66259Yes
Wycliffe HallSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a3£22.85259Yes

Please contact Regent's Park College, Somerville College and St Cross College directly (using the contact details on the relevant college page) for information about typical accommodation costs.

Further information about typical college accommodation

  1. ‘College’ and ‘colleges’ refers to all 44 of the University’s colleges, including those designated as Permanent Private Halls (PPHs).
  2. For details of the location of college accommodation, visit the relevant college page or the college's own website.
  3. The average daily accommodation cost depends upon the accommodation type:
    • Single (both standard and en-suite): average costs shown are per person;
    • Couples: average costs shown are per unit not per person (units include double occupancy rooms, studio flats, one bedroom flats, and two bedroom flats);
    • Families: average costs shown are per available bedroom (units include one, two, and three bedroom flats and houses);
    • Flats: average costs shown are per available bedroom (units include flats of varying sizes, including studio flats).
  4. Utilities refers to the supply of electricity, gas and water. Other services such as internet/Wi-Fi may also be included. Further details may be found on the relevant college page on this website, or the college’s own website. 
  5. Further details about meal provision at the college may be found on the relevant college page on this website, or the college’s own website.

For single standard rooms at Merton College, a fuel allowance of 3000 units per year (1000 units per term) is provided to each student.  Any units used above this amount are charged at £0.09 per unit.

University accommodation

If your college isn't able to house you, the University has a range of accommodation options for full-time graduate students, including accommodation for couples and families.  There are a range of rooms, flats and houses in and around Oxford, on sites owned and managed by the University.

For more information on graduate student properties and how to apply for accommodation, visit the University's Graduate Accommodation Office website and contact the team.

Private accommodation

If you are considering private accommodation, please be aware that the University's residence requirements apply to all full-time students. 

If you decide to rent private accommodation, the landlord or letting agent will expect you to sign a tenancy agreement or contract. Make sure that you understand the tenancy agreement/contract and what your obligations are before you sign it. The tenancy agreement/contract should make sense and be easy to understand.

As part of the tenancy agreement/contract you may typically be required to pay a deposit, undertake a credit check, and provide a guarantor.

Deposits and credit checks

You may be asked to pay a deposit to cover the cost of any potential damage to the property or its contents (eg an amount up to 5 weeks' rent). The deposit must be placed in a Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme within 30 days of giving it to your landlord.

You may be asked to undertake a credit check and will typically be charged a fee for this.


You may be asked to provide a guarantor who will be legally responsible for paying the rent if you do not.  The landlord or letting agent may have conditions for deciding whether a guarantor is suitable (eg the guarantor must not be retired or live abroad).

If you are unable to provide a suitable guarantor you may be unable to rent the property, or the landlord/letting agent may require you to pay a larger deposit and/or a substantial period of rent in advance.

If you live with others and sign a joint tenancy the guarantors will be responsible for the rent should any of your housemates fail to pay their rent.

Oxford resources

The Oxford University Students Union (Oxford SU) provides guidance on living out and can help you if you have questions or concerns about accommodation. You can also search for properties to let on the Oxford SU Accommodation Service website.  

Private accommodation is often advertised in the University Gazette, which is published weekly during term time.

Other resources

If you are new to renting, or renting in the UK, Shelter can provide you with lots of useful information about how renting works, the types of tenancies available, and what to look out for in your contract.

You may find it useful to search external websites, such as the Daily Info website and specialist student accommodation websites such as Rightmove for students or Student Accommodation UK.

Please note that the the inclusion of a link to an external website on this page should not be understood to be an endorsement of that website, the site's owners, or their products and services.

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