Pembroke College
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Pembroke College

About the college

Pembroke is a lively, supportive and ambitious intellectual community. The college is home to a diverse body of students who share a common passion for their subjects.

Our strong interdisciplinary ethos and collaborative environment encourages undergraduates, graduates and academic staff to work together; enriching students' studies with a broader outlook on the world. 

We are a close knit community and support each other as individuals. We offer an extensive welfare provision for a variety of circumstances and needs. We want Pembroke to feel like home whatever your background or experiences, and seek to be accessible and inclusive in all we do. 

Students at Pembroke College

Pembroke offers undergraduate students accommodation for at least three years of their degree.

We have a 24-hour library, a popular on-site café and our Junior Common Room (JCR) is proud to own and manage an art collection! Our active and diverse alumni network provides career advice and contacts for current students, as well as delivering regular talks and events. 

Our commitment to academic excellence is underwritten by:

  • study skills tutoring
  • generous book grants for humanities and social science students
  • fully funded summer internships for science students
  • and travel grants.

We also offer a generous scholarship scheme for high performing students, and support funds for those facing financial difficulty.

Read more on the college website and in Pembroke's digital prospectus.

Pembroke is...

'…truly special. It is not simply an incredible academic institution where you are given the tools and freedom to grow intellectually and delve into areas of study both exciting and new, but is also an environment which in being so caring and warm, aids and allows you to develop your passions and ‘self’ beyond the curriculum, at every turn.'

'… a close community that makes you feel at home right from the start of Freshers' Week and has made my past four years at Pembroke the best years of my life.'

'…supportive staff and students. Come with an open mind – I’m involved in projects and societies that I would never have envisaged being part of prior to Oxford.'

'… superbly helpful in letting you develop, be it by funding internships or helping organise extra-curricular events. Pembroke gives all that and much more.'

College facilities

Visit our College Facilities Table to compare facilities across different colleges.

College accommodation


College availability

All first years on siteYes
Usually offered for three yearsYes
Usually offered for all yearsNo
Usually offered for first year and one other yearYes
Some vacation storage for international studentsYes


Catering type

College availability

Dining hallYes


Facility type

College availability

Gym on siteNo
Library open 24/7Yes
Computer rooms/stationsYes
Wi-Fi throughout collegeYes
Music roomYes
Theatre/performance spaceYes
Multi-faith prayer roomYes

Clubs and societies

Club / society

College availability

Music societyYes
Dramatic societyYes
College student magazine/paperYes
Some subject societiesYes
Other societiesYes

Link areas

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.

Pembroke College is part of Oxford for North West.

Link Local Authorities

Cheshire East
Cheshire West and Chester
Hammersmith and Fulham


Access and Outreach at Pembroke
Student Officer: Kate Bickerton

 +44 (0) 1865 276412

Postal Address:
Pembroke College
St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1DW