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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 2022-23 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, standardNon-en-suiten/a70£22.79309Yes
BalliolSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a155£23.7309Yes
Blackfriars HallSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a11£26.05271Yes
Blackfriars HallSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a9£25.84271 and 334Yes
BrasenoseCouplesn/a44£38.49 per unit351Yes
BrasenoseSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a26£23.77308Yes
BrasenoseSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a44£23.62351Yes
Campion HallFlatsn/a44£50.00 per unit270Yes
Campion HallSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a16£50168Yes
Christ ChurchCouplesn/a1723£34.52 per unit330No
Christ ChurchFamilyn/a36£37.93 per unit330No
Christ ChurchSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a28£28.88174Yes
Christ ChurchSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a25£28.88174Yes
Christ ChurchFlatsn/a1326£38.25 per unit330No
Corpus ChristiSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a39£19.79308Yes
Corpus ChristiSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a11£22.12308Yes
Corpus ChristiSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a2£0 (Assistant Dean flats)365Yes
ExeterCouplesn/a815£39.62 per unit335Yes
ExeterFamilyn/a714£40.38 per unit335Yes
ExeterSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a81£27.39273Yes
Green TempletonCouplesn/a5075£46.04 per unit277Yes
Green TempletonFamilyn/a1432£58.80 per unit277Yes
Green TempletonSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a30£22.66277Yes
Green TempletonSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a56£27.52277Yes
Green TempletonSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a2£27.82277Yes
Green TempletonSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a48£22.06277Yes
Harris Manchester CollegeSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a15£28.52266Yes
Hertford CollegeCouplesn/a11£43.61 per unit273Yes
Hertford CollegeSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a65£25.28273Yes
Hertford CollegeSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a9£25.28273Yes
Hertford CollegeSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a2£25.28273Yes
Jesus CollegeCouplesn/a1212£39.30 per unit278Yes
Jesus CollegeFlatsn/a76250£70.21 per unit278Yes
Jesus CollegeSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a118£24.44183Yes
Keble CollegeSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a4£20.93273Yes
Keble CollegeSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a225£23.25273Yes
Kellogg CollegeCouplesn/a11Confirm with college315Yes
Kellogg CollegeSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a22£21315Yes
Kellogg CollegeSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a43£23.5315Yes
Kellogg CollegeSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a31£26.23315Yes
Kellogg CollegeSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a22£29.45315Yes
Lady Margaret HallSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a9£26322Yes
Lady Margaret HallSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a51£19.45301Yes
Lady Margaret HallSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a31£24.34301Yes
LinacreCouplesn/a1515£28.22 per unit304Yes
LinacreFamilyn/a24£39.45 per unit304Yes
LinacreSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a100£19.6304Yes
LinacreSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a43£22.19304Yes
LinacreSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a61£21.57304Yes
LinacreSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a29£23.67304Yes
LincolnSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a44£24.1259Yes
LincolnSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a116£27.8259Yes
MagdalenFlatsn/a11£21.72 per unit273Yes
MagdalenSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a96£20.96273Yes
MagdalenSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a7£24.86273Yes
Mansfield CollegeSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a16£25.41365Yes
Mansfield CollegeSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a7£23.11365Yes
Mansfield CollegeSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a2£24.04365Yes
MertonCouplesn/a88£32.68 per unit304No
MertonSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a63£22.9304Mixed
MertonSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a99£22.9304Mixed
New CollegeSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a89£24.79 Yes
NuffieldCouplesn/a1010£26.73 per unit335Yes
NuffieldSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a7£22.43335Yes
NuffieldSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a13£22.43335Yes
NuffieldSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a14£22.43335Yes
OrielCouplesn/a33£38.30 per unit351Yes
OrielSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a5£25.43273Yes
OrielSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a55£28.17273Yes
OrielSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a17£25.23273Yes
OrielSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a7£28.34273Yes
Pembroke CollegeCouplesn/a88£40.16 per unit343Yes
Pembroke CollegeSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a28£23.81272 and 343Yes
Pembroke CollegeSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a86£28.19343 and 272Yes
Reuben CollegeSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a15£28.4308Yes
Reuben CollegeSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a83£24.55308Yes
St Anne's CollegeSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a85£22.86294Yes
St Anne's CollegeSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a11£24.01315Yes
St Anne's CollegeSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a13£22.93294Yes
St Antony's CollegeSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a115£21.1266Yes
St Antony's CollegeSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a105£29.39266Yes
St Antony's CollegeFlatsn/aConfirm with college22£48.8266Yes
St Catherine's CollegeSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a42£24.31265Yes
St Catherine's CollegeSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a78£24.31265Yes
St Edmund HallCouplesn/a99£32.05 per unit273Yes
St Edmund HallFamilyn/a26£108.48 per unit273Yes
St Edmund HallSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a57£23.59273Yes
St Edmund HallSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a35£23.59273Yes
St Hilda's CollegeSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a26£22.69357Yes
St Hilda's CollegeSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a40£26.77357Yes
St Hugh's CollegeCouplesn/a33£26.56 per unit364Yes
St Hugh's CollegeSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a66£20.36364Yes
St Hugh's CollegeSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a66£20.42364Yes
St John's CollegeCouplesn/a4249£22.93 per unit365Yes
St John's CollegeFamilyn/a510£27.07 per unit365Yes
St John's CollegeSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a10£19.57365Yes
St John's CollegeSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a49£21.16365Yes
St John's CollegeSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a49£19.97365Yes
St John's CollegeSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a48£20.55365Yes
St Peter's CollegeSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a17£22.2314Yes
St Peter's CollegeSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a50£26.2266Yes
St Peter's CollegeSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a0£0314Yes
St Stephen's HouseCouplesn/a1625£36.88 per unit270Yes
St Stephen's HouseFamilyn/a414£53.63 per unit270Yes
St Stephen's HouseSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a21£22.04270Yes
St Stephen's HouseSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a16£25270Yes
The Queen's CollegeFlatsn/a1853£64.42 per unit313Yes
The Queen's CollegeSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a12£21.88313Yes
Trinity CollegeSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a29£18.43264Yes
Trinity CollegeSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a19£19.86264Yes
Trinity CollegeSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a26£25.27264Yes
Trinity CollegeSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a6£25.27264Yes
University CollegeCouplesn/a1818£41.95 per unit361Yes
University CollegeFamilyn/a714£49.97 per unit361Yes
University CollegeFlatsn/a11£28.73 per unit361Yes
University CollegeSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a6£24.52258Yes
University CollegeSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a6£24.52258Yes
University CollegeSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a54£24.52258Yes
University CollegeSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a3£24.52258Yes
Wadham CollegeSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a110£24.14273Yes
Wadham CollegeSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a4£26.13266Yes
Wadham CollegeSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a14£27.85175Yes
Wadham CollegeSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a1£27.85175Yes
Wolfson CollegeCouplesn/a5353£37.40 per unit304Yes
Wolfson CollegeFamilyn/a2762£49.42 per unit304Yes
Wolfson CollegeFlatsn/a510£52.55 per unit304Yes
Wolfson CollegeSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a112£23.55273Yes
Wolfson CollegeSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a129£26.57273Yes
Worcester CollegeCouplesn/a1224£38.31 per unit305Yes
Worcester CollegeSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a26£22.48305Yes
Worcester CollegeSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a33£26.73305Yes
Wycliffe HallSingle, standardNon-en-suiten/a7£22.55259Yes
Wycliffe HallSingle, en-suiteEn-suiten/a6£26.43259Yes

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 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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