Frequently Asked Questions
Applying to Catz
When will I hear about the outcome of my application?
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.
Does Catz have any en-suite rooms?
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.
Does Catz offer accommodation for couples or families?
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.
When will College accommodation be allocated?
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.
Should I also apply for University accommodation?
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.
Financial Declaration Forms, Bursaries & Scholarships
I’m self-funding my degree – what sort of supporting evidence should I provide?
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.
I’m being funded by a family member – what sort of supporting evidence should I provide?
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
Does Catz offer any bursaries for current students?
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.
Can graduates earn money to help fund their studies whilst in Oxford?
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.
Arriving in Oxford
When do I need to arrive in Oxford?
Please consult your departmental offer letter for information on your course start date.
Can I post my luggage to College in advance of my arrival?
Unfortunately, you cannot ship luggage to the College in advance – we do not have sufficient space to store boxes prior to students’ arrival.