Hertford College | University of Oxford
Hertford College quad
Students sitting on the grass of Hertford College Quad.

Hertford College

Hertford is known for its friendly and informal atmosphere, which we believe fosters positive working relationships between tutors and students. We’re academically ambitious for our students and support them to fulfil their potential. We pride ourselves on our inclusive ethos – we pioneered access to Oxford for women and under-represented groups – and our generous college bursaries mean that you’ll be able to access financial support if you need it.

Students at Hertford College

We offer accommodation throughout your course, on our main site or at our nearby annexes. Every room has Wi-Fi and access to shared kitchens. Meals are available in college and at our south Oxford site, and we have optional formal dinners twice a week.

Our 24/7 library has unlimited borrowing. We also have a gym, a music room and a lively student bar and café. Off-site, we have sports grounds, tennis and squash courts and a superb boathouse. 

Hertford students are passionate about their interests. They host an annual arts festival and an equal opportunities week, while societies range from economics to jazz and we have a wonderful inclusive choir.

Read more on the college website.

Hertford is…

...a wonderful home away from home.

…one big family where you know you can get support.

…meeting people from a huge variety of backgrounds and making friends for life.

…joining in and having fun with our inclusive clubs, teams and societies.

…studying and living in a supportive, considerate and progressive community.

College facilities

To compare facilities across different colleges, please visit our College Facilities Table.

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.

Hertford College is part of Oxford for East England.

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Access and Outreach at Hertford
Outreach and Communications Officer: Nathan Stazicker
 +44 (0) 1865 279404

Postal address:
Hertford College
Catte St, Oxford OX1 3BW