Student sitting on windowsill in study-bedroom at the Master's Field (photo: Stuart Bebb)


Balliol’s undergraduate accommodation is located on the College’s Broad Street site and nearby at the Jowett Walk complex and the adjacent new Master’s Field development. Undergraduates are guaranteed accommodation for all the years of their course.

For the first year, each Fresher undergraduate is allocated a single study-bedroom (usually with shared bathroom facilities) on the Broad Street site. The photographs below are examples of some of our Broad Street rooms; above is one of the rooms at the Master’s Field.

During the other year(s) of their course, there is a choice. Students who wish to live in College may live at Broad Street, at Jowett Walk or at the Master’s Field. Jowett Walk and the Master’s Field, our newest buildings, are both a five-minute walk from the main site. This accommodation at Jowett Walk is made up of self-contained flats, including bedrooms with en-suite facilities; students can apply to live there either individually or with a group of friends. The Master’s Field accommodation is laid out similarly. The Master’s Field is also the home of Balliol’s sports fields, a squash court and outdoor tennis pitches, which are available for use by the entire Balliol community.

Alternatively, students can choose to rent privately. Financial assistance may be available for those ‘living out’ in privately rented accommodation.

A ballot is held each year to distribute College rooms for those third- or fourth-year students who wish to live at Broad Street. In the event that Jowett Walk and Master’s Field are oversubscribed, a ballot will also be held to determine the allocation of those rooms. 

The College owns several rooms that are specially adapted for disabled students: for more information, please see this page for students with a disability. Unfortunately we do not have accommodation suitable for couples and families.

Undergraduate bedroom at Balliol
Undergraduate bedroom at Balliol

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