Key Information for Graduate Applicants

Applicants to Pembroke College wishing to study a Graduate degree at the University of Oxford should be aware of the information below about admissions selection criteria, financial declarations, and the role of the College.

Graduate admissions selection criteria for Pembroke College

  • Applicants must first have been accepted by a Department or Faculty of the University of Oxford before any college may consider them.

  • Applications are considered for any of the courses in which the College offers admission. Please consult the relevant course listing for details.

  • Applications are usually considered by academic staff in the relevant subject area and the Tutor for Graduates. 

  • Preference will normally be given to applicants whose area of study overlaps with the academic interests of the College's academic staff.

  • The College aims to admit a certain number of graduate students each year spread across the range of subjects in which it accepts graduate students, and this will determine the number of offers which can be made to applicants. Where there are more applicants than offers which can be made, the relative academic merit and potential of the applicants may be taken into account. It may not be possible to make offers to applicants whose applications are received late in the admissions round, when places are full.

  • The possession of competitively-won funding may be taken into account as an indicator of the applicant's academic merit and potential.

  • Please note that any offer of a place will be subject to satisfactory completion of the financial declaration form that will be sent to the applicant as part of the offer of a place. Please consult this guidance for more details.

  • Preference may be given to current or past students of the College who meet the selection criteria described above.

Graduate Financial Declaration

All graduates should be aware that they will need to complete a Financial Declaration before coming to Pembroke.

This Financial Declaration aims to ensure that you are fully aware of the expected fees and likely living costs associated with your chosen course of study at Oxford. Full information relating to graduate fees and funding can be found on the University website here, and queries relating to the Financial Declaration should be sent to the Graduate Secretary at

Graduate Students and Life at Pembroke

Whatever your background, experience and interests, graduate life at Pembroke could have much to offer you. Graduates admitted to Pembroke are entitled to use the College library, IT, catering and social facilities, and are each allocated a College Advisor, independent of their University Supervisor, who is able to act as a point of contact in their subject within the College. 

Read more about what is available for graduate students at Pembroke in terms of financial support, catering, welfare, social life and accommodation at the links below.