College membership

All students at Oxford, including PGCE interns, become a member of one of the Colleges of the University.

The College system gives you an opportunity to meet and mix with people outside the Department and Colleges offer a wide range of academic and social activities, as well as catering for most sporting interests. PGCE interns are full members of their College and are eligible to participate in all its activities. Home and EU PGCE interns do not pay College fees.

College application forms are sent to you once you have accepted your place on the PGCE course. At this stage you will be asked to submit your first two college choices. Some colleges do not accept PGCE students and some colleges only accept interns from certain PGCE subjects so you are strongly encouraged to research your options before making your choices. 

You are not guaranteed either of your first College choices. If you are unsuccessful then the PGCE Office will ask you to complete a new College application form. Once you have been accepted by a College they will inform you in writing with the conditions of their offer.

To find out more information regarding the Colleges please visit their websites.

The search facility here can help you to find the most relevant Colleges for the PGCE course.


Page last modified: May 10, 2018