Partners and families


Family support


If you are planning to bring your family, you can access lots of support and advice to help you find a place to live, choose a nursery or schooling for children, and to explore funding options.

We provide a supportive, stimulating environment to help make your time here enriching and memorable for you and your family. We organises social activities throughout the year for partners and families, including a welcome reception at the beginning of the academic year.

I moved to Oxford with my wife and young children. We joined the Partners' and Families' Society, which organises family events. It helped make the transition easy. My wife also joined the Newcomers' Club and has made new friends.

Guillermo Casasnovas, DPhil student


We offer a range of accommodation options to suit differing needs.




University childcare provides subsidised childcare facilities for all enrolled students and staff.

A small number of colleges have on-site nurseries:

They also accept applicants from other colleges, although staff and students belonging to their college are given priority.

There are schools and nurseries catering for children from four months upwards. Oxfordshire also has some highly regarded independent schools.

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You may also be eligible for:

UK students can apply to the获得学习基金for urgent financial help while studying, and all enrolled students can apply to theUniversity’s Hardship Fund, which makes one-off awards to those in financial difficulties caused by unexpected circumstances.

Meeting others


Choose from a wide range of social activities to help you and your family settle into life in Oxford.

There are several parenting organisations and many people join theOxford University Newcomers’ Club提供有用的建议和备用ion about living in Oxford. The club organises a packed programme of events, including special visits to historical sites not normally open to the public. There is an informal coffee morning every Wednesday and numerous groups that meet weekly.