Graduate Admissions

Balliol has a large, lively, and international graduate community.

We are pleased to welcome graduates following a variety of study programmes; see the University website for details of the subjects in which we accept applications.

What is it like to be a graduate student?

Being a graduate student at Balliol is a rich and stimulating experience.

Perhaps one of the most important features of this experience is Holywell Manor, the medieval house at the heart of the Graduate Centre (five minutes from the main College site).

This beautiful building and its annexe now house many graduate student rooms in addition to some very comfortable and well-equipped communal facilities. This is the home for much of the vibrant graduate life for which the College is well known.

Balliol graduate students (members of the Middle Common Room) enjoy the advantages of being part of a large established College and of forming an independent active graduate community.

Read two current students’ descriptions of a typical day.

Can I afford it?

One of the most attractive aspects of what Balliol has to offer graduate students is its range of scholarships. There is also financial support available in the form of bursaries and small grants.

Graduate applicants do have to provide evidence, when they apply, that they can meet the costs of their course (both fees and maintenance).

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