Accommodation for Postgraduates

St Edmund Hall aims to offer college accommodation to most new graduate students who are in their first year of graduate study. Accommodation is allocated on a first come, first served basis as soon as all conditions of a graduate offer are met.

Where will I live?

Our graduate accommodation is located at our Norham St Edmund (NSE) site at Norham Gardens, North Oxford, and 8 Essex Street, East Oxford.

The front of 26 Norham Gardens

Norham St Edmund (NSE)

NSE is made up of several Victorian houses in Norham Gardens, North Oxford, around twenty minutes’ walk from College across the University Parks. Refurbished in 2019, 26 Norham Gardens houses postgraduates in single study rooms and double study room flats.

Norham Gardens is a quiet residential area, and close to several University departments such as the Department of Education and the Science Area. It is a short walk from Jericho, a vibrant part of town known for its many restaurants and bars, and Port Meadow, which is popular with walkers. Our postgraduates also have a dedicated punt (boat), kept at Lady Margaret Hall, another Oxford college, just next door to our accommodation buildings.

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Oxford city skyline taken from the Kelly building roof

8 Essex Street

Built around 1900, 8 Essex Street, located in East Oxford, offers a nine double-bedroom house with three shared bathrooms, one large kitchen diner and a lounge area.

The house is located near the Iffley Road where there are many shops, restaurants and bars.

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Accommodation for couples

In addition to our single-study rooms, the College has a limited number of furnished one-bedroom flats at 26 Norham Gardens. These flats are fully equipped with a double bed, desk and chair, small dinner table and two chairs, sofa, toaster, kettle, vacuum cleaner, microwave, and a built-in wardrobe. These flats are regrettably not suitable for students with families, and for alternative options you are advised to contact the Graduate Accommodation Office to discuss your accommodation needs.

If you have children, we do have a further two flats and a house. However, please note that this accommodation will not necessarily be available every year.

Finance and duration of accommodation contracts

All students will be sent a Licence Agreement to complete which gives you a choice of staying during term time for 39 continuous weeks. Accommodation fees are added to your battels statement (i.e. your college bill) for each term and are payable by the Friday of 1st Week of term. Visit the Postgraduate Finance page for more information about accommodation expenses.

Meals in College

All students living in St Edmund Hall accommodation will automatically be charged for a minimum number of meals, even if you choose not to eat them. For all rooms in NSE, this will be 24 dinners each term.


If you have any questions regarding postgraduate accommodation, please contact Belinda Huse, our Accommodation Manager, on

A quick look at our Graduate Accommodation

Large kitchen facilities at 26 Norham Gardens on the ground floor.
Room G-5 at 26 Norham Gardens
Room 1-1 at 26 Norham Gardens
Room 2-5 at 26 Norham Gardens
26 Norham Gardens Flat Kitchen
Downstairs living space at a flat in 26 Norham Gardens
26 Norham Gardens Flat entrance and sofa
26 Norham Gardens Flat entrance and study area
26 Norham Gardens Flat Bedroom