About the 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.
'…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.'
|All first years on site||Yes|
|Usually offered for all years||Yes|
|Usually offered for three years||Not applicable|
|Usually offered for first year and one other year||Not applicable|
|Some vacation storage for international students||Yes|
|Gym on site||Yes|
|Library open 24/7||Yes|
|Wi-Fi throughout college||Yes|
|Multi-faith prayer room||No|
Clubs & societies
|College student magazine/paper||Yes|
|Some subject societies||Yes|
- Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
- Biomedical Sciences
- Classical Archaeology and Ancient History
- Classics and Modern Languages
- Classics and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
- Computer Science
- Computer Science and Philosophy
- Economics and Management
- Engineering Science
- English Language and Literature
- English and Modern Languages
- History (Ancient and Modern)
- History and Economics
- History and English
- History and Modern Languages
- History and Politics
- Law (Jurisprudence)
- Law with Law Studies in Europe
- Mathematics and Computer Science
- Mathematics and Philosophy
- Mathematics and Statistics
- Modern Languages
- Modern Languages and Linguistics
- Philosophy and Modern Languages
- Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)
- Physics and Philosophy
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.
Link Local Authorities
Access and Outreach at Balliol
David Freeman Outreach and Student Support Officer: Pravahi Osman
+44 (0) 1865 277752
Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BJ