Trees and the front of Kellogg College
Front of Kellogg College

Kellogg College

About the college

Kellogg College is a lively and diverse academic community offering a distinctive Oxford experience. We welcome graduate students and researchers from around the world who can be found working across all four of the University’s academic divisions and the Department for Continuing Education. 

The college's student community of up to 1,500 students is a vibrant blend of part-time and full-time graduates, and students come from around 90 countries, while the fellowship is drawn from across the University making Kellogg College a truly global academic community. 

Kellogg College transforms lives by creating opportunities for lifelong and flexible learning, extending access to the University of Oxford by reaching out beyond the traditional full-time, residential student community. Students at the college benefit from studying and researching alongside their peers, who are actively engaged in careers across a range of industries whilst studying for a post-graduate degree at Oxford. This mixed community at Kellogg is what makes the college a unique and inspiring atmosphere in which to work and study.

College tour

College facilities

Library and IT services

The college library is one of the newest libraries at Oxford, and is undergoing change – the collection is continually being expanded and it is also being catalogued, with books added almost daily to the University’s integrated library catalogue (SOLO) to facilitate finding items.

The collection covers a broad range of subjects with particular strengths in historical architecture, archaeology, landscape and garden history, interior design and finishing, good coverage of local and medieval history, and of aspects of English and French literature.

Members of Kellogg College have 24-hour access to the collection, which is reference only.

The college site has full Wi-Fi coverage, allowing easy access to the University network. Study-bedrooms on the college site are equipped for wireless access. There are several network points and desktop workstations around the college for students to use while studying and some hot-desking spaces. The college operates a central printing service allowing printing from anywhere on site. A scanner/copier facility is also available. Study spaces within the college are usually available 24 hours a day.

Sport, music and college facilities

The college’s Sport, Recreation, and Wellbeing Committee provides support for both established college sports and new initiatives such as croquet and squash. Kellogg’s student community provides a number of members for prestigious University ‘Blues’ teams including rugby, rowing and hockey, with students representing the University in sports as diverse as ju jitsu and mountaineering. The college has an affiliation with the Christ Church Boat Club to offer opportunities to row at all levels and fields a football team in the University’s MCR league.

Other activities at Kellogg include drama, film screenings, yoga, concerts, wine tastings, dancing and trips to places of interest. The college hosts many varied events throughout the year including Bletchley Park Week celebrating its links with the home of code-breaking, a popular Burns Night ceilidh, special themed dinners, and fascinating lectures. A highlight is the annual Summer Ball run by the MCR.

The college is home to a number of research centres which contribute to the college's academic life. Seminar speakers include college fellows, visiting experts from around the world, and students. The college also hosts a regular colloquium and Graduate Symposium, offering students the opportunity to share their research and receive feedback.

Events are run throughout the year. As the collegiate home for many part-time students with work and family commitments, the college is particularly sensitive to the need for flexibility in scheduling, as a result some events are held at weekends and during vacation periods. The college has also greatly expanded provision for online events to enable engagement from around the world.

With a large number of non-resident members, the college makes a considerable effort to keep students informed about events and developments at college so that they can keep in touch with the community and enjoy events wherever they are in the world. The termly calendar of events is published well in advance to help with planning and the college is active on social media.

Facilities for disabled students

The college’s main buildings are wheelchair accessible. Specially-adapted student accommodation is available on the college site. There are large monitors and adjustable desks for students to use.

Once a student has been accepted, the college will be pleased to support them and try to meet any specific requirements arising from a disability, specific learning difficulty or medical condition. Please contact the college about any accessibility requirements.


The college has an active Middle Common Room (MCR). The MCR Committee is made up of full-time and part-time students who work to provide support and events for all students in the college. The MCR is involved with welcoming new and returning students each term, runs a programme of social, welfare and sporting events each term, and is engaged through student representatives in the governance of the college.

Accommodation and meals


The college offers accommodation for most new full-time students, as well as some continuing students, to reside in Oxford during the academic year. Study-bedrooms are in buildings located on the college’s site in north Oxford and in University-owned buildings nearby.

The college also offers short-term accommodation for part-time students during study visits to Oxford. This accommodation is located in buildings on the college’s site in north Oxford.

All accommodation is let on a self-catering basis, with basic cleaning of communal areas on a weekly basis. Rents include utilities.

Further information on accommodation at Kellogg College is available on the college website.


Lunch and dinner are served in the college’s dining hall on weekdays in term time and during part of each vacation period. The Hub Café offers an alternative lunch menu as well as breakfast on weekdays in term time and brunch on weekends during term time. Formal guest night dinners are held on a weekly basis during term time. Occasional themed dinners are held, reflecting the community's cultural diversity.

Kellogg College has a reputation for excellent meals and meal provision is subsidised. Guests are welcome at the college's meals and events.

Further information on catering at Kellogg College is available on the college website.


This college accepts graduate students for the following courses:

Please note that not all subjects areas or streams of a particular course may be offered by this college. Please see the college information on the relevant course page for further details. For a comprehensive list of all graduate courses available at the University of Oxford, please refer to our courses A-Z listing


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