The University of Oxford is a collegiate university, consisting of the
central University and the Colleges. The central University is composed
of academic departments and research centres, administrative departments,
libraries, and museums. The 38 colleges are self-governing and financially
independent institutions, which are related to the central University in
a federal system. There are also six permanent private halls, which
were founded by different Christian denominations and still retain their
Christian character. Discover more about the collegiate University
and opportunities to engage with the collegiate community under 'About
the Colleges' and 'Community engagement' below.
The Colleges and Permanent Private Halls of the University of Oxford are
small, close-knit academic communities in which academics and students
alike live, learn, and study. They offer a supportive residential
and community environment that brings together leading academics and students
across subjects and year groups and from different cultures and countries.
The collegiate system helps to foster the intense, interdisciplinary approach that inspires much of the outstanding research achievement of the University and makes Oxford a leader in so many fields.
Explore the websites of all 39 Colleges and four Permanent Private Halls.
Your official guide to booking residential conferences, day meetings and celebratory dinners at the Colleges and in the wider University.
A searchable map of Oxford to help you find your way around the city. The University website also has available a printable PDF map of all Colleges and University departments in the centre of Oxford.
Oxford is a world-leading centre of learning, teaching and research, and
the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Discover the
rich range of digital resources available at the University of Oxford website,
Visit the links below to learn more about the Colleges.
(PPH) = Permanent Private Halls
(G) = Colleges that take graduate students only