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Why choose Queen's?
Queen’s is… ‘in three words? Friendly, inspiring, beautiful’...‘having a financial support system that means everyone is on a level playing field’...‘never being bored! There is always something to get involved in, something new to try’.

Ask our students

When young people come to visit us, they always tell us that chatting to our undergraduates was the best, most valuable part of the time they spent at Queen's. We want to ensure that all prospective applicants have access to our students, no matter where they're from. Whoever you are, you can now get in direct contact with our undergraduates online.  

Click on their profiles below to find out more about them and start chatting! They'd love to hear from you.

Living here

As a fully-catered college, we offer great food as well as high-quality accommodation for the duration of your course.

First-rate sports facilities, a thriving musical scene, an abundance of clubs and societies and a welcoming College bar mean that breaks from academic work are not hard to fill!

Visit the Student Life section for more details about life at Queen’s. 


Our beautiful College buildings are in the heart of the city, on the High Street, just a few minutes’ walk from most parts of the University and the town. Buses to other parts of the city, to London, and to the airports, stop right on our doorstep.


We welcome 90-100 new undergraduates every year. Queen’s is a friendly and close-knit college where you can easily get to know your fellow students across different subjects and year-groups. We are large enough for there to be a thriving community in all areas of College life. 

There are normally over 150 graduates in residence, amounting to about a third of the College’s student numbers. Our graduate intake is international and covers a wide range of subjects.  Please visit our postgraduate admissions pages for more information.


We have an exceptionally strong and long-standing academic tradition. Our world-class tutors are passionate about teaching and committed to supporting our students through their chosen degree courses. The College has a wealth of resources to support its students and facilitate their academic work, from its beautiful and well-stocked library to its academic support grants.

Visit the Subjects and Courses page for more details. 


We have a generous system of grants and scholarships to reward excellent work and help students who run into financial difficulties. Our library buys books on request and there is also a system of book grants to help students buy academic books. You can find more information about our system of financial support here

Don’t forget that College food and drink, as well as our accommodation, is subsidised. Sample prices can be found on our Accommodation and Meals page.

Long distance travel grants

We offer a long distance travel grant scheme, which aims to support students from within the UK who live more than 125 miles from the College.

Pay us a visit

Contact our Schools Liaison and Outreach Officer on, to find out more about visiting the College.


Although we are keen to promote Queen’s as a great place to live and study, we also understand that choosing a particular college can sometimes complicate the process of applying to Oxford.  Please visit the University's 'Do I choose a College?' page for more advice on how to choose a college.


‘My subject already offered a limited choice of colleges, which I narrowed down based on the tutor's specialism and the College's historic links with the North of England. I settled on Queen’s because at the time the living costs were some of the lowest in Oxford. When I found the College to be welcoming and relaxed on an open day, my decision was made.’

Cat Wood