Trees and buildings within Trinity College
Trinity College
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Trinity College

About the college

Trinity considers applications for most of the graduate degrees offered by the University, and especially welcomes applications in the fields of interest of the college’s fellows.

Relationships between students and academic staff are open and friendly, and regular interactions between the MCR and Senior Common Room (SCR) are encouraged through shared seminars and social events. Trinity has a diverse and international graduate student body and the college fosters a strong sense of community, with a range of social activities organised by the MCR.

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College facilities

Library and IT services

The college library, is open 24 hours a day and offers a wide selection of academic books, a variety of study spaces, and free printing. There is a dedicated budget for graduate book requests. The Old Library houses a collection of early printed books available to consult on request.

All rooms on the main college site and in the North Oxford accommodation are connected to the University network with access to internet, email and printing facilities.

Sport, music and college facilities

There is a gym on the main college site and the college's playing fields are only a short distance away. There are college teams in major sports including cricket, football, hockey, rugby and tennis. Trinity has a successful boat club and access to a shared boathouse on the main stretch of the river.

The college is well-equipped for music, with a new auditorium, practice rooms, green room and pianos. Trinity has very active choral and orchestral groups who plan to resume regular performances.

The college's drama group, the Trinity Players, puts on several performances every year, including a summer play on the college lawns. The society caters for a wide range of dramatic interests, both on stage and behind the scenes.

Facilities for disabled students

The college has a number of adapted residential rooms available on the main site for use by disabled students. The larger teaching rooms are wheelchair-accessible, as well as the dining hall, chapel, library and toilets. Prospective students are advised to contact the college's Wellbeing Team to discuss any specific requirements.


The Trinity Middle Common Room (MCR) has a large communal social area on the main college site and another in North Oxford.

The MCR community meets once a week for coffee and cake. Each year the MCR selects a committee, which organises a number of social events. The committee also oversees the information exchange between the college and the graduate students, and they provide an independent, student-run welfare and support system for Trinity graduate students.

Accommodation and meals


Trinity has a small amount of rooms located on the main college site and the remainder are located in several college properties in north Oxford, about 1.5 km from the Broad Street site. Single accommodation is usually available for all first-year graduates who wish to live in college accommodation. Every effort is made to accommodate Trinity students in subsequent years, subject to demand and availability. Currently Trinity is unable to offer accommodation suitable for couples or families.

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


Meals on site in the college's dining hall are considered to be excellent, with many graduates regularly coming in for lunch or Guest Nights. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available daily (with brunch at weekends) during full term; some adjustments occur out of full term, but in general provision is still comprehensive. Graduates are also able to cater for themselves, either on site or in the external properties. The graduate accommodation on the main site has its own kitchen facilities, while the off-site buildings have shared self-catering kitchens. 

The accommodation charge covers the rental of the room; meals in the college's dining hall are charged separately. There is no fixed kitchen charge, so students pay only for the meals in the dining hall they choose to attend.

Further information on catering at Trinity 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


Trinity College is located within the heart of the City of Oxford. Its spacious site, with exceptionally beautiful gardens and buildings, provides an ideal setting for graduate study.

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