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We admit ordinary undergraduate students, i.e. those who have just left school, both male and female, as well as an occasional student reading for a second BA degree. We also admit  male and female graduate students.

St Benet’s Hall welcomes candidates from the priesthood and monastic and religious orders, particularly those from the Benedictine order, on condition that they are of the standard demanded by the University. Such candidates are asked to apply through the normal Admissions process of the University. 

Please be aware that the normal Admissions process begins twelve months before the actual date of entry, i.e. UCAS applications to Oxford have to be received by 15thOctober in the year before the proposed date of entry.


From October 2016, students have been accommodated in two buildings: the main building at 38 St Giles, and a newly acquired building at 11 Norham Gardens, about 7 – 10 minutes’ walk away. This new building contains 22 student rooms, as well as offices for tutors and other administrative staff, accommodation for the Master, Junior Dean, various common areas and a large garden. This building contains accommodation for both male and female students.

The main building at 38 St Giles' provides accommodation for final year undergraduates, some graduate students and the monks.  All students have access to all its other facilities, such as the Refectory, Chapel, common rooms, library and computers, except for periods when the Hall may be closed during the vacations.

Graduate students are offered accommodation in 38 St Giles', and in 140 Walton Street and Wellington Square, both of which are just round the corner from St Benet’s.  These are offered on a first come, first served basis.