Pembroke College | University of Oxford
Pembroke College
Pembroke College.
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Pembroke College

Pembroke is a lively, inclusive and supportive academic community, with a commitment to excellence. Our strong interdisciplinary ethos and collaborative environment encourages undergraduates, graduates and academic staff to work together and enables Pembroke students to enhance their studies with a broader outlook on the world. We support each other as individuals and members of a close-knit community and also offer extensive welfare provision.

Pembroke CollegeA student studying at Pembroke College.

(Credit: Shannon Dudley)

We are committed to ensuring that motivated and talented students from any background are encouraged to apply to Pembroke. We are proud pioneers of an in-depth academic outreach programme working with pupils in London, the north-west and the north-east. Our commitment to academic excellence is underwritten by generous book grants, fully funded summer internships for science students, travel grants and a very generous scholarship scheme to include an accommodation discount and hardship funds to support those in need.


Pembroke is conveniently located in the city centre, off St Aldate’s.

Accommodation and meals

Undergraduates are offered accommodation for all three years of their course. Students studying four-year courses can usually also be housed in their fourth year. While finalists often choose rooms at our large annexe building, 7 minutes’ walk away and next to the river, all others live on the college’s main site which is fully catered and offers a mix of traditional and modern buildings and a range of room sizes.

Many rooms are ensuite and several are adaptable to a range of disabilities. All public facilities have step-free access.

Main meals are served in the hall – ‘pay as you go’ lunch on weekdays, and dinner Sunday to Friday. Farthings, the college café, is open throughout the week and offers a wide range of drinks and snacks and brunch at weekends. There are some shared kitchens throughout the college for self-catering.

Read more on the college website.


The college library has an excellent selection of texts for undergraduate courses and 24-hour opening in term.

The librarian provides advice and support with research techniques, referencing and other study skills.

Our new multipurpose auditorium, café, seminar rooms and art gallery provide spaces for academic societies and events.

Wi-Fi is available throughout college, and wireless printing facilities.

Pembroke has its own sports ground and boathouse, and students can take advantage of preferential rates at the new 24/7 gym facilities which are adjacent to the college.

Student societies

Our students have a strong tradition of success in music, sport and drama, and are the proud owners of their own art collection.

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