The City of Oxford
Oxford is a very diverse city with a long history of inviting students into local community. Among the historical architecture, beautiful gardens, state-of-the-art sports facilities, and fascinating museums and libraries, you’ll find an abundance of restaurants, bars, cafés, shops, cinemas and theatres to keep you busy outside of your studies. Oxford has excellent public transport connections, though many students choose to cycle around the city. London is an hour’s train ride away from Oxford station, where you will find exciting landmarks, museums and city life.
Oxford is a safe city, recognised by its Purple Flag status and ranked in the top ten safest student cities by the Complete University Guide.
Many of our students choose to live in their college. Living in your college gives you easy access to the city centre and other facilities such as libraries and your college dining hall, as well as your college’s Middle Common Room (MCR), the hub of graduate student social life. Your college will also offer a range of additional support services to help you achieve your best results. For more information on colleges, visit the University’s Graduate Admissions website. College accommodation is not guaranteed for postgraduate students.
Even if you choose not to live within your college or college accommodation isn’t available, you will still have access to all your college’s facilities. In this case, you can rent rooms or properties externally. Visit the Graduate Accommodation Office website for assistance finding a room to rent.