Welcome Visiting Students!

As one of the University of Oxford's colleges, St Hilda's prides itself in being a friendly, inclusive, and welcoming college. We are a mid-sized college, small enough so that students can make friends easily, but large enough to ensure that we have a diverse range of students, tutors, and courses. With this mix, our students are able to settle in easily and quickly, and before they know it, they're calling St Hilda's their home!

Visiting Students are welcomed for a full academic year (1 October to 31 July) and are formally recognised by the University of Oxford allowing them many of the same privileges available to undergraduates, such as access to lecturers, tutorials, libraries, membership of the Junior Common Room (JCR), and access to societies and sports clubs.

Visiting Students are housed in single en-suite (private bathroom) furnished rooms alongside other college students. The rooms have wall sockets to connect laptops as well as wireless connection. Accommodation is guaranteed for the full period of October to July, including during the Oxford vacations. At mealtimes you are welcome to use the Dining Hall, which is a focal point of College and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner on weekdays and brunch at weekends. College subsidies the cost of food so meals are relatively inexpensive. Alternatively, you may wish to cook for yourself and the friends you make here in Oxford in your accommodation which includes a kitchen shared with other students.

Visiting Students are assigned a Personal Tutor who is also the Director of the Visiting Student Programme, and who plays a fundamental role in the course of your time at Oxford, monitoring your general wellbeing and your academic progress. They will plan your teaching while in Oxford. You will meet with your Personal Tutor at the start of term to ensure you are prepared, and at the end of term to discuss your progress. Your Personal Tutor is also your primary pastoral contact with whom you can discuss any matter which is impacting your ability to engage with your academic work. Your Personal Tutor can also direct you to other sources of help and support in the College.

Find out more about what you might study as a Visiting Student at: Academic work

How to apply

To apply for a place at St Hilda's as a visiting student for the 2024/25 academic year, please complete the application form and send it to visiting.students@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk by 9am on Monday 25 March 2024.

Please don't hesitate to email visiting.students@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk with any questions.