Independent Students

The ethos and profile of St. Stephen’s House make it an ideal place for the pursuit of graduate studies in Theology, Education and related subjects. The University itself has a peerless reputation for research, with outstanding faculties representing a broad range of specific interests. Students have access to library facilities as good as any in the world, with comprehensive collections for every aspect of study.  The College, as a community of mature students, is a natural and conducive place for graduate study. We aim to provide a context which is happy and civilised, with a balance between a quiet work environment and a friendly, sociable, supportive community; a place where study and our life together are taken seriously. For those who wish it,
access to a rich diet of liturgy and worship is available, and a seat in chapel
will be reserved for you on request.

Application guide 2015-16 for entry in 2016-17

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Graduate Admissions Selection Criteria for St Stephen's House (Independent Students)

Applicants must first have been accepted by a Department or Faculty of the University of Oxford before any college or permanent private hall may consider them.

Applications are considered for any of the courses in which the College offers admission. Please consult the following list to see these courses:

Applications are usually considered by the Admissions Tutor in consultation with other college-based academic staff in the relevant subject area.

Preference will normally be given to applicants whose area of study overlaps with the academic interests of the College's academic staff.

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.

Applicants must be over 21 years of age.

The final decision on 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 Admissions Tutor.

Please note that any offer of a place will be subject to satisfactory completion of the financial declaration form that will be sent to the applicant as part of the offer of a place. 


Preference may be given to current or past students of the College who meet the selection criteria described above.


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