Where will my accommodation be?
Our undergraduate accommodation is central, so you’ll only ever be a short walk from the main College site. This is perfect for attending tutorials, dining in College, studying in the Library, or spending time in the Junior Common Room. You’ll also be close to all of the shops, cafés, and restaurants that Oxford has to offer.
All first-year undergraduates will have accommodation in main College, or across the road on Turl Street. All of our first-year rooms have en-suite bathrooms.
In subsequent years, you will be housed in either the Mitre (two minutes’ walk from main College; currently undergoing refurbishment and due to reopen in 2021), Bear Lane, or Museum Road (10 minutes’ walk).
After your first year, your room will be allocated through a housing ballot, run by current students.
How much will it cost?
We try to keep accommodation costs reasonable, and you’ll only pay rent during term time (unless you have applied to stay in your room over the vacation period or are on a year-long contract).
Members of the same year group pay the same price, regardless of the room, and a housing ballot ensures fairness.
There are two types of accommodation plans, ‘In College’ and ‘Out of College’. The ‘In College’ plan allows for just over 25 weeks in residence (i.e. three full terms plus a few days on either side). Most undergraduates will be on this plan. Students living in Museum Road and Bear Lane houses are on the ‘Out of College’ plan, which allows for 37 weeks in residence (i.e. three full terms plus Christmas and Easter vacations).
First-year accommodation on the ‘In College’ plan is £173.60 per week, which works out at around £1463.20 per term (as of 2020-21).
Current students can find more information here.
If you have specific accommodation requirements (due to accessibility or medical reasons, for example) you will be exempt from the housing ballot and will be allocated an appropriate bedroom.
Accessible bedrooms are available on the main College site and at Museum Road. As of 2021, there will also be accessible bedrooms in the Mitre.
More detailed accessibility information is available in the College Access Guide.
- UUK Code of Practice
The Universities UK approved code of practice for student accommodation sets out basic standards for student accommodation in Higher Educations Institutions, including the Oxford colleges. The code protects your rights to a safe, good quality place to live. You can find out more information in the Accommodation Code of Practice on the Universities UK website.