Jesus College | University of Oxford
Jesus College
Students sitting in the Quad.

Jesus College

About the college

At the heart of the city, Jesus College is known as one of the friendliest of Oxford’s colleges.

We’re an inclusive and informal place, where the well-being and success of our students are our highest priorities. To instil this sense of community, all of our undergraduates can live in college accommodation for their entire degrees.

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Jesus College students can enjoy the best possible education, whatever their backgrounds. We aim to support applicants with freely available resources on YouTube. Generous access bursaries are available for any student in financial need. This money does not need to be repaid, and is given on top of University bursaries.

To maintain high standards, there are also awards to recognise academic achievement and progress, as well as support for extracurricular activities. It is little wonder that the College has been voted amongst the best for student satisfaction since 2010.

Jesus College has had Welsh connections since its founding in 1571, although our students now come from all over the UK and abroad. 

In 2022, we opened the Cheng Yu Tung Building on our historic site, which houses new study and teaching spaces, graduate facilities, a multi-faith prayer room, and a café. We are due to open an onsite gym in 2024. At the heart of the building is the Digital Hub, an interdisciplinary education, research and events space that hosts events throughout the academic year.

Read more on the college website.

Jesus College is...

'…a truly inclusive, colourful and empowered community where we look after each other.'
Peter

'...never the same. One day I may be debating with scholars in Jesus’ law library; the next I will be playing for promotion in the College’s football team.'
Kush  

'...the place where the Jesus College Access Bursary has allowed me to continue my studies without fear of not making ends meet.'
Anon

'...my home. In just two short terms it made me into a proud Jesubite!'
Tomer

College facilities

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College accommodation

Accommodation

College availability

All first years on siteYes
Usually offered for all yearsYes
Usually offered for three yearsNot applicable
Usually offered for first year and one other yearNot applicable
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 societyNo
Orchestra(s)Yes
Choir(s)Yes
Dramatic societyNo
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.
 
Jesus College is part of Oxford Cymru / Oxford for Wales.

Link Local Authorities

Blaenau Gwent
Bridgend
Caerphilly
Cardiff
Carmarthenshire
Ceredigion
Conwy
Denbighshire
Flintshire
Gwynedd
Isle of Anglesey
Merthyr Tydfil
Monmouthshire
Neath Port Talbot
Newport
Pembrokeshire
Powys
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff
Swansea
Torfaen
Vale of Glamorgan
Wrexham
Lambeth
Wandsworth

Contact

Access and Outreach at Jesus
Access and Career Development Fellow: Dr Matthew Williams 

 +44 (0) 1865 287261
 access.fellow@jesus.ox.ac.uk
  www.jesus.ox.ac.uk/admissions

Admissions Officer
 +44 (0) 1865 279721
 admissions.officer@jesus.ox.ac.uk

Postal address:
Jesus College
Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DW

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.