students passing a rugby ball
Students passing a rugby ball.

Worcester College

About the college

Worcester College is a supportive and positive community, where every student is encouraged to achieve their potential.

From our beautiful gardens and on-site sports pitches to our well-stocked libraries and dedicated academic support, this is a place where you’ll feel right at home.

We’re proud to welcome students from a huge variety of backgrounds to Worcester - wherever you come from and whatever your circumstances, there's a place here for you here. 

Students at Worcester College

With around 400 undergraduates from the UK and around the world, it's easy to make friends and meet like-minded people at Worcester.

We offer accommodation to every undergraduate for three years and all our rooms are on-site or close by. Our buildings span more than 600 years so there’s lots of variety to choose from, but over two thirds of our bedrooms are ensuite, and most have access to shared kitchens.

If you don’t want to cook, our dining hall offers delicious and affordable meals on a pay-as-you-go basis, making it a popular option. Our café is also a great spot to grab a coffee or quick lunchtime sandwich. Twice a week you can enjoy formal hall and the lively bar is open every night during term.

We’re lucky to enjoy lots of other on-site facilities at Worcester. Our library offers 24-hour access and there’s a separate law library. We have a well-equipped gym next to our on-site sports fields and tennis courts, while our modern dance studio overlooks the beautiful lake. The auditorium hosts concerts and lectures, and lots of musical events happen in our chapel – which also has a fantastic choir. There is a dedicated multi-faith prayer room with its own washrooms.

At Worcester, we’re serious about your welfare and wellbeing and we have a professional team in place to support you if needed. In addition, our Learning Development Officer is available to offer support with your academic work and study skills.

We’re committed to ensuring that students should not be adversely affected by financial hardship. Worcester students can apply for a book allowance, vacation study grants, and a wide variety of emergency and long-term hardship support.  This is in addition to the University’s bursaries and scholarships. 

Read more on the college website.

Worcester is...

'…a community. I know I can ask anyone for help and advice, whether it’s an essay I’m confused about or where is best to store my bike!'
Eleanor

'…having such a tangible sense of support and encouragement – the staff and students have become my second family.'
Hannah

'… like this green oasis at the heart of the city. It has plenty of wide-open space to go for a wander – if you don’t mind making way for our ducks!'
Francis

'…a wonderful environment both as a place of learning and a home. Such a large student body means that there are so many opportunities to meet a variety of people and gather a great support network within college.'
Caitlin

Worcester College

College facilities

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College accommodation

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 yearNo
Some vacation storage for international studentsYes

Catering

Catering type

College availability

Dining hallYes
BarYes
CaféYes

Facilities

Facility type

College availability

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

Clubs and societies

Club / society

College availability

Music societyYes
Orchestra(s)Yes
Choir(s)Yes
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.

Worcester College is part of Oxford for Yorkshire and the Humber.

Link Local Authorities

Bradford
Calderdale
Kirklees
Leeds
Wakefield

Outreach programmes

Currently, the Outreach Team at Worcester are inviting schools in their link region to visit Worcester College and experience life as an Oxford student for one day.

In addition to this, the team are excited to host their first ever Teacher Residential in March 2024. The residential is designed to help teachers feel better prepared to support their students in making Oxbridge applications.

Contact

Access and Outreach at Worcester

Senior Admissions and Outreach Officer: Zoe Campbell
Admissions and Outreach Officer: Lily Morris


 +44 (0) 1865 278391
 admissions@worc.ox.ac.uk
 www.worc.ox.ac.uk

Postal address:
Worcester College
Walton Street, Oxford OX1 2HB

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.