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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 21 student rooms, as well as offices for tutors and other administrative staff, accommodation for the Master, various common areas and a large garden. This building contains accommodation for both male and female students.

Since St Benet’s has a community of monks at its core, who live in the main building at 38 St Giles, the main building will continue to provide accommodation for male students only.  However, all students have unrestricted 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 the University Graduate Accommodation building in Wellington Square, just round the corner from St Benet’s.