Prospective graduate students are welcome to visit the College. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a tour.
It usually takes eight to ten weeks after your department makes you an offer to find out which college will offer you a place, although it can sometimes take longer. If Catz is able to offer you a place, we will contact you via email. Our offer letter will explain what you need to do in order to confirm your place.
78 single rooms with en-suite facilities are located on the main College site. These rooms are grouped on staircases in the traditional Oxford manner, each floor having its own mini-kitchen.
Unfortunately, we do not currently offer accommodation for couples or families. If you require such accommodation, we suggest you contact the University’s Graduate Accommodation Office, which lets rooms, flats and houses in and around Oxford City Centre.
College accommodation will be allocated in mid-July. When allocating accommodation, priority is given to those coming to the College from the greatest distance and therefore likely to experience difficulties in the local accommodation market.
As College accommodation is not guaranteed, we recommend that you also apply for University accommodation. More information can be found on the Graduate Accommodation Office website.
If you plan to self-finance your degree, we will need to see proof of the funds – this can be in the form of a letter from a bank or accountant, or a recent bank statement clearly showing the funds available and your name as the account holder.
More information about the Financial Declaration can be found here.
If your degree is being financed by a family member, we will need to see proof of the funds – this can be in the form of a letter from a bank or accountant, or a recent bank statement clearly showing the funds available. You will also need to provide a signed letter from that family member, confirming that they are happy to finance your degree.
More information about the Financial Declaration can be found here
Catz offers several graduate scholarships. Please consult the Student Finance and Scholarships section for more information.
Catz offers limited bursaries for on-course graduates. These include a Graduate Research Expenses Fund and a Student Support Scheme (for changes in financial circumstances). More information can be found here.
The University allows graduates to undertake a limited amount of paid work during your degree. It is recommended that full-time graduates undertake no more than 8 hours’ paid work per week whilst studying. Applicants should therefore not expect to be able to support themselves through paid work while studying, and the College cannot accept the intention of finding a job as proof of funding for a degree course. Full University guidelines can be found here.
Students should also check the conditions of their visa, as there may be a limit as to how much you can work.
Please consult your departmental offer letter for information on your course start date.
Unfortunately, you cannot ship luggage to the College in advance – we do not have sufficient space to store boxes prior to students’ arrival.