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Accommodation

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.  If they don't have any suitable accommodation available, or your college offer is delayed, 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.

Students with disabilities

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 2021-22. These costs are likely to increase annually. Please check with the college for the most accurate amounts.

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Typical college accommodation (based on accommodation available in the 2021-22 academic year)
College
(See note 1 below)
TypeLocation
(See note 2 below)
UnitsTotal bedrooms2021-22 average daily accommodation cost (£ GBP)
(See note 3 below)
Standard rental period (days)Utilities included?
(See note 4 below)
BalliolSingle, standardOff-siten/a70£22.38309Yes
BalliolSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a155£23.27309Yes
Blackfriars HallSingle, standardOff-siten/a15£23.38268Yes
Blackfriars HallSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a4£28.02268Yes
BrasenoseCouplesOff-site22£40.21 per unit351Yes
BrasenoseSingle, standardOff-siten/a48£22.32351Yes
BrasenoseSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a42£24.26351Yes
Campion HallFlatsOff-site22£31.05 per unit168Yes
Campion HallSingle, standardOn-siten/a16£56.75168Yes
Christ ChurchCouplesOff-site1417£26.88 per unit330No
Christ ChurchFamilyOff-site36£31.46 per unit330No
Christ ChurchSingle, standardOff-siten/a36£23.76174Yes
Christ ChurchSingle, standardOn-siten/a16£24.27174Yes
Christ ChurchFlatsOff-site1326£32.96 per unit330No
Corpus ChristiSingle, standardOff-siten/a39£18.37308Yes
Corpus ChristiSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a14£20.53308Yes
Corpus ChristiSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a2£0 (Asst. Dean accommodation)365Yes
ExeterCouplesOff-site815£36.69 per unit335Yes
ExeterFamilyOff-site714£37.39 per unit335Yes
ExeterSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a81£25.36273Yes
Green Templeton CouplesOff-site88£29.56 per unit280Yes
Green Templeton FamilyOff-site1330£54.06 per unit280Yes
Green Templeton FlatsOff-site5178£40.51 per unit280Yes
Green Templeton Single, standardOff-siten/a33£20.35280Yes
Green Templeton Single, en-suiteOff-siten/a49£21.07280Yes
Green Templeton Single, standardOn-siten/a50£20.26280Yes
Harris Manchester CollegeSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a15£26.41266Yes
Hertford CollegeCouplesOff-site11£40.20 per unit273Yes
Hertford CollegeSingle, standardOff-siten/a76£23.30273Yes
Hertford CollegeSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a17£23.30273Yes
Hertford CollegeSingle, standardOn-siten/a2£23.30273Yes
Jesus CollegeCouplesOff-site1224£36.36 per unit278Yes
Jesus CollegeFlatsOff-site77252£65.38 per unit278Yes
Jesus CollegeSingle, standardOn-siten/a50£25.96172Yes
Jesus CollegeSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a68£27.71362Yes
Keble CollegeSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a229£22.78273Yes
Kellogg CollegeCouplesOff-site11£34.84 per unit304Yes
Kellogg CollegeSingle, standardOff-siten/a36£21.85305Yes
Kellogg CollegeSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a36£21.85305Yes
Kellogg CollegeSingle, standardOn-siten/a33£22.74305Yes
Kellogg CollegeSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a24£26.75305Yes
Lady Margaret HallSingle, standardOff-siten/a10£Not known (rooms managed by Graduate Accommodation Office)273Yes
Lady Margaret HallSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a9£26.00 (does not include rooms managed by Graduate Accommodation Office)273Yes
Lady Margaret HallSingle, standardOn-siten/a33£19.44273Yes
Lady Margaret HallSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a31£24.34273Yes
LinacreCouplesOn- and off-site88£27.13 per unit307Yes
LinacreFamilyOff-site24£38.63 per unit307Yes
LinacreSingle, standardOff-siten/a110£18.46307Yes
LinacreSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a47£22.52307Yes
LinacreSingle, standardOn-siten/a64£21.04307Yes
LinacreSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a29£23.18307Yes
Lincoln Single, standardOff-siten/a57£22.66259Yes
Lincoln Single, en-suiteOff-siten/a108£25.87259Yes
MagdalenFlatsOn-site11£24.17 per unit273Yes
MagdalenSingle, standardOff-siten/a77£20.01273Yes
MagdalenSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a7£23.23273Yes
Mansfield CollegeSingle, standardOff-siten/a15£23.47337Yes
Mansfield CollegeSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a36£22.61365Yes
Mansfield CollegeSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a2£22.05365Yes
MertonCouplesOff-site88£30.01 per unit304Yes
MertonSingle, standardOff-siten/a63£21.07304Yes
MertonSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a99£21.07304Yes
New CollegeSingle, standardOff-siten/a89£23.36272Yes
NuffieldCouplesOff-site1010£24.62 per unit335Yes
NuffieldSingle, standardOff-siten/a7£20.49335Yes
NuffieldSingle, standardOn-siten/a16£20.49335Yes
NuffieldSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a12£20.49335Yes
OrielCouplesOff-site77£38.78 per unit345Yes
OrielSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a33£25.88345Yes
OrielSingle, standardOn-siten/a28£24.00345Yes
OrielSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a14£26.07345Yes
Pembroke CollegeCouplesOff-site55£36.50 per unit343Not known
Pembroke CollegeSingle, standardOff-siten/a9£20.51343Yes
Pembroke CollegeSingle, standardOn-siten/a25£22.30272Yes
Pembroke CollegeSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a21£26.94272Yes
Reuben CollegeSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a47£24.22308Yes
Reuben CollegeSingle, standardOff-siten/a48£23.45308Yes
Somerville CollegeSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a50£24.61352Yes
Somerville CollegeSingle, standardOn-siten/a29£22.37260Yes
St Anne's CollegeSingle, standardOff-siten/a85£21.47294Yes
St Anne's CollegeSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a11£24.91315Yes
St Anne's CollegeSingle, standardOn-siten/a13£21.33295Yes
St Benet's HallSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a20£23.20314Yes
St Benet's HallSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a5£26.75265Yes
St Catherine's CollegeSingle, standardOff-siten/a42£21.48265Yes
St Catherine's CollegeSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a78£21.48265Yes
St Cross CollegeCouplesOff-site22£35.81 per unit308Not known
St Cross CollegeSingle, standardOff-siten/a73£24.95308Yes
St Cross CollegeSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a25£21.07314Yes
St Cross CollegeSingle, standardOn-siten/a18£24.52308Yes
St Cross CollegeSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a51£28.03350Yes
St Edmund HallCouplesOff-site99£30.32 per unit305Yes
St Edmund HallFamilyOff-site26£36.16 per unit305Yes
St Edmund HallSingle, standardOff-siten/a57£21.74273Yes
St Edmund HallSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a35£21.74273Yes
St Hilda's CollegeSingle, standardOff-siten/a28£20.59357Yes
St Hilda's CollegeSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a39£24.57357Yes
St Hugh's CollegeCouplesOn-site22£25.48 per unit364Yes
St Hugh's CollegeSingle, standardOn-siten/a65£19.52364Yes
St Hugh's CollegeSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a66£19.57364Yes
St John's CollegeCouplesOff-site3636£21.16 per unit365Yes
St John's CollegeFamilyOff-site1414£26.44 per unit365Yes
St John's CollegeSingle, standardOff-siten/a36£19.39365Yes
St John's CollegeSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a42£23.98365Yes
St John's CollegeSingle, standardOn-siten/a19£20.81365Yes
St John's CollegeSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a45£24.17365Yes
St Peter's CollegeSingle, standardOff-siten/a18£20.40336Yes
St Peter's CollegeSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a63£24.75314Yes
St Peter's CollegeSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a1£24.57266Yes
St Stephen's HouseCouplesOn-site88£32.56 per unit275Yes
St Stephen's HouseFamilyOn-site1127£40.96 per unit275Yes
St Stephen's HouseFlatsOn-site15£69.28 per unit365Yes
St Stephen's HouseSingle, standardOn-siten/a24£29.17168Yes
St Stephen's HouseSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a18£31.68168Yes
The Queen's CollegeFlatsOff-site1853£20.25 per unit313Yes
The Queen's CollegeSingle, standardOff-siten/a12£20.25313Yes
Trinity CollegeSingle, standardOff-siten/a68£20.63264Yes
Trinity CollegeSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a3£20.27264Yes
Trinity CollegeSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a7£26.10264Yes
University CollegeCouplesOff-site1218£41.78 per unit362Yes
University CollegeFamilyOff-site1313£38.32 per unit362Yes
University CollegeFlatsOff-site34£33.42 per unit362Yes
University CollegeSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a6£22.47258Yes
University CollegeSingle, standardOn-siten/a54£22.47258Yes
University CollegeSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a3£22.47258Yes
Wadham CollegeCouplesOff-site57£23.26 per unit272Yes
Wadham CollegeSingle, standardOff-siten/a110£22.17273Yes
Wadham CollegeSingle, en-suiteOff-siten/a2£23.99266Yes
Wadham CollegeSingle, standardOn-siten/a14£25.57175Yes
Wadham CollegeSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a1£25.57175Yes
Wolfson CollegeCouplesOn-site5353£34.63 per unit304Yes
Wolfson CollegeFamilyOn-site2762£45.76 per unit365Yes
Wolfson CollegeFlatsOn-site510£48.66 per unit304Yes
Wolfson CollegeSingle, standardOn-siten/a112£20.19304Yes
Wolfson CollegeSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a129£22.78304Yes
Wycliffe HallCouplesOff-site47£37.81 per unit1020Yes
Wycliffe HallFamilyOff-site412£41.10 per unit1020Yes
Wycliffe HallFlatsOff-site48£38.22 per unit1020Yes
Wycliffe HallSingle, standardOn-siten/a16£21.05259Yes
Wycliffe HallSingle, en-suiteOn-siten/a3£24.29259Yes

Further information about typical college accommodation

  1. ‘College’ and ‘colleges’ refers to all 45 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.

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. 

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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