FAQs

This page attempts to answer some of the questions that come up frequently at Open Days and Access events. Of course, if there’s a burning question that we haven’t included, please get in touch!


WHAT IS THE ROLE OF A COLLEGE?

At the most basic level, college is where you live, eat, and do most of your socialising. College is also responsible for providing you with academic and pastoral care, including organising tutorials. It also provides facilities for a number of things.

But college becomes so much more that all of this. It is your family, where the majority of your friends are – a community that you become a part of, through college sports teams, societies and social events. And nearly every Oxford student you talk to will try and convince you that their college is the best (although really, everyone knows it’s actually Corpus!)


WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE CORPUS?

All the colleges have their pros and their cons. Corpus is a small and cosy college, where you’ll end up knowing everyone in college. It’s got a really sociable JCR, a lively beer cellar, and really good formals held weekly. It also has a world-beating 24/7 library (described as a ‘modern’ wonder of the world by Erasmus), lovely gardens, and guaranteed and affordable accommodation for the duration of your degree. The tourists also tend to get distracted by nearby Christ Church.


WHICH SUBJECTS CAN I READ AT CORPUS?

At Oxford, most colleges allow you to read most subjects. As Corpus is a relatively small college, however, there are certain subjects which cannot be read here. These include most modern languages (except where combined with Law) and Economics and Management. A full list of courses available to read at Corpus can be found here.


HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO STUDY AT CORPUS/OXFORD?

Tuition fees are exactly the same at Corpus as at all the other Oxford colleges. Oxford University tuition fees are identical to other high quality UK universities, at £9,250 for 2017 entry onwards. Living costs at Corpus are also similar to other Oxford colleges. Accommodation will typically cost around £100 per week – but remember that Oxford terms are only eight weeks long! Food is quite cheap at Corpus compared with other colleges, and there are no minimum charges involved. Oxford students are eligible to a wide range of grants, bursaries and scholarships to help them meet the cost of living in the city.