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Balliol College.

Balliol College

Centrally located on Broad Street, Balliol is close to laboratories, lecture theatres, libraries and shops. Balliol led the way in turning Oxford into a place open to all on merit: if you are hardworking, passionate about your subject, and ambitious to excel, you will find like-minded people here whatever school or cultural background you come from.

With a large number of tutorial fellows, the college has a reputation for academic excellence alongside a friendly atmosphere and lively spirit of intellectual debate. The diverse student body is arguably one of the most active in the University. Balliol offers a wide range of subject societies, sports and cultural activities which allow students to get to know each other and enjoy their leisure time.

College accommodation is available to undergraduates throughout their course. College life is subsidised in many ways; in addition, eligible students can apply for a wide range of maintenance and hardship grants, and special funds for research and travel.

Read more on the college website.

Balliol is…

…excellent tuition in a really supportive environment.

…the tutorials. My favourite thing is that I can talk about maths for a couple of hours with a world leading expert and just one tutorial partner.

…there to support me. In my second year I needed a Student Maintenance Grant and a short-term loan, which . . . really helped with living costs.

…really central, it has really great academic, social and sporting facilities, which makes it a pretty amazing place to live and study.

College facilities

College accommodation
All first years on site
Usually offered for all years
Usually offered for three yearsN/A
Usually offered for first year and one other yearN/A
Some vacation storage for international students
Dining hall
Gym on site
Library open 24/7
Computer rooms/stations
Wi-Fi throughout college
Music room
Theatre/performance space
Multi-faith prayer room
Clubs & societies activities
Music society
Dramatic society
College student magazine/paper
Some subject societies
Other societies

In order to ensure that all areas of the UK are fully supported by the University of Oxford, our colleges are working together to establish Oxford for UK, a series of regional outreach programmes offering tailored and local support to students of mixed ages, their parents and teachers.

Getting in touch with the college linked to your region has no influence on your chances of being accepted to this or any other particular college. You are also very welcome to get in touch with any other college for advice about applying or studying here.

Balliol College is part of Oxford for East England

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Access and Outreach at Balliol
David Freeman Outreach and Student Support Officer: Pravahi Osman

 +44 (0) 1865 277758

Postal address:
Balliol College
Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BJ