How to apply

Application to Kellogg College is made by naming it as your chosen college on the University’s application form.  Further information on the Application process is available on the University’s website.

Once you have been accepted by a Department or Faculty, your application will be sent to your choice of college (or one selected on your behalf if you indicated ‘no college preference’).

If the College is not able to accept you, your application will be passed on to another college that has places available.

You can view our selection criteria for admission below.

If you would like to arrange a visit to the college, or for any other queries, please do get in touch with a member of the Academic Office on +44 (0)1865 612000 or email We are happy to help.

For further course and academic information, please consult the University’s online Graduate Prospectus.

  • Applicants must first have been accepted by a Department or Faculty of the University of Oxford before the college may consider them.
  • Applications are considered for any of the courses in which the College offers admission. Please refer to the information on individual courses in the Graduate Prospectus for details of accepting colleges.
  • Kellogg is particularly keen to welcome and support part-time students, alongside substantial numbers of full-time students each year. Preference will normally be given to applicants whose area of study overlaps with the academic interests of the College’s Fellows.
  • Applications are usually considered by the Tutor for Admissions and the Senior Tutor.
  • The College aims to admit a certain number of graduate students each year spread across the range of subjects in which it accepts graduate students, and this will determine the number of offers which can be made to applicants. Where there are more applicants than offers which can be made, the relative academic merit and potential of the applicants may be taken into account. It may not be possible to make offers to applicants whose applications are received late in the admissions round, when places are full.
  • The possession of competitively-won funding may be taken into account as an indicator of the applicant’s academic merit and potential.
  • The final decision of whether to offer a place in the light of the overall competition for graduate places and the spread of those places across subject areas is usually taken by the Tutor for Admissions and the Senior Tutor.
  • In addition to any condition(s) set by the Department or Faculty, an offer made by college is also conditional upon completing a Financial Declaration process
  • Preference may be given to current or past students of the College who meet the selection criteria outlined.

Can I bring my family/partner?

Kellogg College welcomes students travelling with families but is unable to offer suitable accommodation. If you wish to bring your family with you then you should consider applying for appropriate housing from the University’s Accommodation Office. See here for more details.

What about the EU referendum result?

For the most up to date news, statements and policy announcements from the University about the result of the EU referendum please visit the University’s Brexit Update page.

For EU students starting or continuing in the academic year 2019/20 or an EU student intending to apply for entry in the academic year 2020/21 further information about fees, funding and immigration status can be found on the University’s Oxford and the EU: Student Q & As page.

Kellogg College is an international and egalitarian College and it goes without saying that our values of friendship and inclusion remain unchanged.

How will I hear about the outcome of my application?

If Kellogg offers you a place then you will hear directly from us by email. If you have been accepted by a department/faculty but your application to Kellogg is unsuccessful, then it will be passed onto another college for consideration.

I have received a College Offer, how do I accept it?

Congratulations! We look forward to welcoming you to Kellogg College. You should reply to the College Offer email  to say you accept the offer, or simply email with your full name, programme of study and let us know you accept the offer. We can then proceed with your admission.

I have received a College Contract but the signature area is blacked out. How do I sign it?

You’ve received a sample contract, please DO NOT sign this. The sample contract is for information only at this stage. Once you have met all your conditions attached to your offer then we will send a copy of the contract for signature and return.

What sort of proof of funding do I need to provide?

Please see our Fees and Funding page for information on the costs associated with studying at Oxford University. If you have been sent a Financial Declaration by us then you will need to provide evidence you can meet your Course Fee for Year 1 of your course. Please refer to the Financial Declaration which lists the amount you need to show evidence for, it also lists the types of evidence we accept. A bank statement may be accepted in place of a letter from the bank, this would need to show clearly your name and the amount in the account/s. If the account is not in your name or is a joint account then we would need the account holder/s to provide a signed letter confirming they take responsibility for payment of your Year 1 fees.

You can email the documents to us at or by post to Academic Office, Kellogg College, 60-62 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PN.

If your department sets the Financial Condition you will receive a Financial Declaration Form from them and any queries about what you need to provide should be directed at the department.

Are there any Scholarships available?

Kellogg College offers scholarships which are listed on our website , along with information about the scholarships, how to apply and the deadline to apply by.

Information on the University wide scholarships and details of who would be automatically considered can be found on the Fees and Funding page of the University website. There is also a section on when the Oxford Scholarships are likely to be awarded.

Will I be offered accommodation?

The College offer does not include accommodation. Accommodation must be arranged separately based upon individual needs, with College accommodation being one option you should consider.

The College is able to offer accommodation for the majority of the full time students who will commence their studies with us in the autumn, you will need to apply for this. Please refer to your College Offer Letter for further details.

While most part-time students do not move to Oxford for their studies, we are very pleased to be able to offer short stay accommodation on the College site. This provides comfortable en-suite rooms with easy access to College facilities and to many of the University’s Departments and services. Further information can be on our Short-stay Accommodation page.

You should also refer to the Essential Information For Offer Holders which you can find attached to your College Offer Letter email.

What do I do if I have a disability?

We strongly encourage you to let the Disability Advisory Service (DAS) know if you have (or think you might have) a disability as early as possible, so that they can advise on the range of student support that is available. A Disability Adviser will be happy to answer any questions you might have via e-mail ( or telephone (+44 (0) 1865 280459). If you have College accommodation you should also speak the Accommodation Officer about any arrangements  you may need.

Our Welfare and Disability Co-ordinator is Sarah O’Brien, the College’s Academic Administrator,, who is happy to answer any questions you may have. You can contact Sarah on or (+44 (0) 1865 612007).

When will you hear?

We are often asked about timescales for receiving information, such as scholarship outcomes, when you’ll receive your College Contract or when to book for Matriculation. We hope the below information helps with your planning.

Please be aware these timings are estimates and can be affected by unforeseen delays.

What we let you know
When we will let you know
Kellogg College Full and Part time Scholarships outcomes We hope to let you know the outcome of whether you are successful or unsuccessful in early June. Please note we are not able to email applicants whose applications were incomplete after the deadline, as these will not be considered.
University Scholarships outcomes The University offers the following information on their When are Oxford scholarships awarded to graduate applicants? web page.
Receiving the Student College Contract and Completions of Conditions letter First you will need to meet all the College and UAB conditions attached to the offer. We begin sending these letters to those that have met their conditions in early August. You can usually expect to receive your letter and contract a week or two after your final conditions have been met.
Booking for Matriculation Bookings for the Matriculation Ceremony, to be held on Saturday 17 October 2020, will open on approximately 10 September. Everyone who has completed their admission by that time will be invited to book. If you complete your admissions at a later stage, you will be invited to book soon after that.
Finding out about Welcome Weeks events Look out for the timetable from mid-August onwards!
Booking for Induction dinners/lunch You will be invited to book a place at one of our complimentary induction meals after your admission is completed. Attendance is optional but highly recommended as an introduction to the College and as an opportunity to meet other new students and College fellows.
When your course induction or teaching starts Sorry we can’t help with this as we are not involved in your teaching, you should contact your Department/Faculty  to find out the details.

Congratulations!  We look forward to welcoming you to Kellogg.

Please read our Student Handbook for answers to questions such as: What is Matriculation?, What do I do with a University Card form?, Can I pay me fees in installments?, and much more…

If you cannot find the answer to your question, please email the relevant contact listed below:

Admissions enquries:

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Funding and Finance:

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