Living in Oxford

Information essential to undergraduategraduate and visiting students is labelled below. If you are unsure which category relates to you, check our guide. Click on the relevant drop down to see the links. 

Undergraduate

General Information

A lot of  information and tips about living in Oxford are available in this document. Please read it carefully, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Term Dates

The dates of required residence for 2018-19 are:

Michaelmas term:           30 Sep 2018 to 1 Dec 2018

Hilary term:                   9 Jan 2019 to 9 Mar 2019

Trinity term:                  24 Apr 2019 to 22 Jun 2019

This represents the eight weeks of ‘Full Term’ (which is when teaching occurs), plus seven days before the start of Michaelmas Term and four days before the start of Hilary and Trinity Terms.

During term, teaching occurs over an eight-week period. Each of these weeks officially commences on a Sunday, and the eight teaching weeks in Oxford are known as Week 1 to Week 8. The week before teaching starts is known as 0th Week. Please be aware that teaching, examinations and extra-curricular activities may be scheduled in 0th week and extend into Week 9.  Please note that some courses use extended terms, as outlined on the University website.

See the ‘Academic Calendar’ section of the Student Handbook for full details.

Graduate

General Information

A lot of information and tips about living in Oxford are available in this document. Please read it carefully, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Term Dates

The dates of required residence for 2018-19 are:

Michaelmas term:           1 Oct 2018 to 1 Dec 2018

Hilary term:                   9 Jan 2019 to 9 Mar 2019

Trinity term:                  24 Apr 2019 to 22 Jun 2019

This represents the eight weeks of ‘Full Term’ (which is when teaching occurs), plus seven days before the start of Michaelmas Term and four days before the start of Hilary and Trinity Terms. Graduate students on research degrees (such as DPhils) are usually expected to be in Oxford during term time and vacations.

During term, teaching occurs over an eight-week period. Each of these weeks officially commences on a Sunday, and the eight teaching weeks in Oxford are known as Week 1 to Week 8. The week before teaching starts is known as 0th Week. Please be aware that teaching, examinations and extra-curricular activities may be scheduled in 0th week and extend into Week 9.  Please note that some courses use extended terms, as outlined on the University website.

See the ‘Academic Calendar’ section of the Student Handbook for full details.

 

Visiting Student

General Information

A lot of information and tips about living in Oxford are available in this document. Please read it carefully, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Term Dates

The dates of required residence for 2018-19 are:

Michaelmas term:           30 Sep 2018 to 1 Dec 2018

Hilary term:                   9 Jan 2019 to 9 Mar 2019

Trinity term:                  24 Apr 2019 to 22 Jun 2019

This represents the eight weeks of ‘Full Term’ (which is when teaching occurs), plus seven days before the start of Michaelmas Term and four days before the start of Hilary and Trinity Terms.

During term, teaching occurs over an eight-week period. Each of these weeks officially commences on a Sunday, and the eight teaching weeks in Oxford are known as Week 1 to Week 8. The week before teaching starts is known as 0th Week. Please be aware that teaching, examinations and extra-curricular activities may be scheduled in 0th week and extend into Week 9.  Please note that some courses use extended terms, as outlined on the University website.

See the ‘Academic Calendar’ section of the Student Handbook for full details.