St Peter's College is a vibrant and inclusive community energised by shared intellectual curiosity and a commitment to excellence.

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Why study at St Peter’s College?

We are an informal and intimate college fizzing with energy and creativity. We believe in academic excellence and provide the teaching, facilities and supporting atmosphere to help everyone fulfil their potential.

Located at the centre of historic Oxford, St Peter’s was founded in 1929 with a mission to make the best Oxford education available to students of the greatest potential, irrespective of means or background.

More than 30 undergraduate courses and a wide range of postgraduate courses are available, and we offer one of the most successful visiting student programmes in the University.

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How to apply to St Peter's College

Our students come from all over the world and bring with them an amazing range of backgrounds and interests.

Our undergraduate access and outreach programme encourages students from underrepresented backgrounds to consider applying to Oxford and helps young people and those who support them to make informed decisions about applying to competitive universities.

Click the links below to learn how to apply to St Peter's College as an undergraduate, visiting student or postgraduate.

Undergraduate Postgraduate Visiting students

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The community is incredibly welcoming. It has always seemed to me that, wherever you're from, there is a place for you at St Peter's.

William (Mathematics)


News and events

Follow our news and events to stay connected with the academic, artistic and athletic activities of the College.

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Dr Claire Williams co-edits Maria Ondina Braga volume

23 February 2024

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St Peter’s Boat Club sets new world record

20 February 2024

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Evensong at St Peter's College

25 February 2024, 6-7pm

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Free Lunchtime Recitals

29 February 2024, 1:15pm-2pm

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Evensong at St Peter's College

29 February 2024, 6:15pm-7pm

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Engineering Dinner

1 March 2024

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Professor Judith Buchanan

St Peter’s College is a special place marked both by a vibrant community life and by significant academic strength. Our informality, buzz and strong sense of community contribute to our distinctive spirit.

Prof Judith Buchanan, Master of St Peter's College
Welcome from the Master

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