Why Apply to Christ Church?

There are lots of factors to consider when choosing between the 30 undergraduate colleges in the University of Oxford. Ultimately you should choose a college where you feel comfortable, and the best way to do this is to visit the college and meet the undergraduates on Open Days, school visits and access events.

A diverse, vibrant and active academic community

Many different kinds of people, from various backgrounds, come to Christ Church. We are one of the larger colleges, with 423 undergraduates and over 100 academic staff, and can offer places for most undergraduate courses. The college is committed to widening access, and we select solely on academic ability and potential. Many applicants choose Christ Church because of the friendliness and enthusiasm of our students and staff.

Choosing a Course

Open Days

Things You Need to Know

Financial Support

Accommodation and Meals

Facilities: Libraries, IT, Music, Art, Sports

Social Spaces and Student Societies

Support and Welfare

Engagement in the Wider Community


Christ Church is situated in the heart of the city of Oxford, close to the main University facilities and the beautiful scenery of Christ Church Meadow and the peaceful Isis and Cherwell River walks. See our how to find us page, and this map of Oxford

Academic excellence: past and present

Christ Church has a fascinating past, still visible today in its architecture and artefacts, from Cardinal Wolsey’s hat, to Christopher Wren’s Tom Tower, to Victorian graffiti! We have had many inspiring members of the college throughout our history: W.H. Auden, Robert Hooke, David Dimbleby, Charles Dodgson (a.k.a. Lewis Carroll), 13 British Prime Ministers, and Nobel Prize winner John Gurdon, to name but a few. Find out more about Christ Church’s history or take a panoramic virtual tour of Christ Church.


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