College Life

Oxford is a collegiate university, which means it is made up of self-governing, independent colleges.

All Oxford students are a member of a college. Colleges provide students with an ideal opportunity for interaction with peers from different academic disciplines, countries and backgrounds, as well as somewhere to get involved in clubs, sports and cultural activities, socialise, eat and sometimes live, if accommodation.

Although colleges are very important in admissions and teaching provision for undergraduate students, it is the Faculty that manages the admissions process and provides the teaching for graduate students.

27 of Oxford’s 39 colleges and halls accept MLF students. Admission to a college happens after a candidate receives an offer of a place on the MLF. Receiving an offer of a place on the MLF guarantees the candidate a place at a college, but not necessarily the college of their choice.

Virtual Open Day – Colleges

Virtual Open Day – Life in Oxford