Students enjoying the sunshine
Students enjoying the sunshine at St Hilda's College.
(Credit: St Hilda's College)

St Hilda's College

About the college

St Hilda’s is situated a short walk from Oxford city centre, on the East bank of the River Cherwell; with the University Sports Centre and the vibrant Cowley Road, full of cafes, music venues, bars and global cuisines, on its doorstep.

All first years live on the main college site and can choose to live in college accommodation for the entirety of their degree. Shared kitchen facilities are available, and our beautiful dining hall overlooking the river offers a variety of food that is sustainable, local and seasonal.

At St Hilda’s, we’re friendly, inclusive, and welcoming. As a medium-sized college among the University of Oxford colleges, you'll find we're small enough for you to easily make friends, yet large enough to offer a diverse range of students, tutors, and courses, along with outstanding facilities.


The college is a caring academic community, with passionate and supportive tutors, a dedicated welfare team, and one of the most extensive college library collections in Oxford.

We also offer a generous range of bursaries and financial awards for academic work, travel, sport, and other activities to help you make the most of your time here. Regardless of your background, we want you to become a part of our community, feel like you belong, settle in quickly, and go on to achieve your full potential.

Read more on the college website.

St Hilda’s is...

'…in a great location.'

'...grounded and friendly. You meet people with a wide range of experiences, from a range of different cultures.'

'...tutors and lecturers who are so passionate about their subject – I’ve benefited tremendously from the tutorial system.'

'…feeling at ease with some of the best welfare support in the whole of the University.'

'…generous. With the help of a bursary, I have been able to thrive both academically and in my own self-development.'


College facilities

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

College accommodation


College availability

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


Catering type

College availability

Dining hallYes


Facility type

College availability

Gym on siteYes
Library open 24/7No
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

College outreach

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.
St Hilda's College is part of Oxford for South East.

Link Local Authorities


Outreach programmes

Our Building the Future campaign supports our Schools Programme, which sees us work with teachers to encourage applications from schools that lack a tradition of sending high-achieving students to top universities.

St Hilda's collaborates with other colleges to provide support to schools in the South East, but specialising in working with our link areas of Surrey and Hampshire.

The College is also involved in a number of larger pan-university projects such as the UNIQ summer school and working with Target Oxbridge


Access and Outreach at St Hilda's 
Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach Manager: Suzie Jackson
 [email protected]

 +44 (0) 1865 286620
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Postal address:
St Hilda's College
Cowley Place, Oxford OX4 1DY

Outreach events

Visit the University's Outreach event calendar to view upcoming outreach events. Please note that some events may require advance booking or have specific eligibility criteria.