About the college
At the heart of the city, Jesus College is known as one of the friendliest of Oxford’s colleges.
We’re an inclusive and informal place, where the well-being and success of our students are our highest priorities. To instil this sense of community, all of our undergraduates can live in college accommodation for their entire degrees.
Jesus College students can enjoy the best possible education, whatever their backgrounds. We aim to support applicants with freely available resources on YouTube. Generous access bursaries are available for any student in financial need. This money does not need to be repaid, and is given on top of University bursaries.
To maintain high standards, there are also awards to recognise academic achievement and progress, as well as support for extracurricular activities. It is little wonder that the College has been voted amongst the best for student satisfaction since 2010.
Jesus College has had Welsh connections since its founding in 1571, although our students now come from all over the UK and abroad.
In 2022, we opened the Cheng Yu Tung Building on our historic site, which houses new study and teaching spaces, graduate facilities, a multi-faith prayer room, and a café. We are due to open an onsite gym in 2024. At the heart of the building is the Digital Hub, an interdisciplinary education, research and events space that hosts events throughout the academic year.
Read more on the college website.
Jesus College is...
'…a truly inclusive, colourful and empowered community where we look after each other.'
'...never the same. One day I may be debating with scholars in Jesus’ law library; the next I will be playing for promotion in the College’s football team.'
'...the place where the Jesus College Access Bursary has allowed me to continue my studies without fear of not making ends meet.'
'...my home. In just two short terms it made me into a proud Jesubite!'
Visit our College Facilities page to compare facilities across different colleges.
|All first years on site
|Usually offered for all years
|Usually offered for three years
|Usually offered for first year and one other year
|Some vacation storage for international students
|Gym on site
|Library open 24/7
|Wi-Fi throughout college
|Multi-faith prayer room
Clubs and societies
Club / society
|College student magazine/paper
|Some subject societies
- Classics and English
- Classics and Modern Languages
- Computer Science
- Computer Science and Philosophy
- Economics and Management
- Engineering Science
- English Language and Literature
- English and Modern Languages
- European and Middle Eastern Languages
- Foundation Year (Chemistry, Engineering and Materials Science)
- Foundation Year (Humanities)
- Foundation Year (Law)
- 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)
- Philosophy and Theology
- Psychology (Experimental)
- Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics
Link Local Authorities
Isle of Anglesey
Neath Port Talbot
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff
Vale of Glamorgan
Access and Outreach at Jesus
Access and Career Development Fellow: Dr Matthew Williams
+44 (0) 1865 279721
Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DW