Prospective students

In September 2020, we opened for applications for our inaugural cohort of students to start in autumn 2021.

We’re delighted that you are considering selecting Reuben as your college of choice while studying for your postgraduate degree at Oxford.

As Oxford’s newest college, we have set out to make Reuben College a scholarly home that is both distinctive and dynamic – offering an experience that is rooted in Oxford tradition, yet unbounded by its conventions. As a member of the first cohort of students, you will have a unique opportunity to help shape this experience and inform the development of the Reuben College ethos for generations of students to come.

We are particularly seeking students who will embrace opportunities for interdisciplinary exchange, engage in research that addresses the big questions of the 21st century, and thrive within a diverse and intellectually stimulating community. If this sounds like you, please find out more about why you should join us and how to apply from the links below.

Prospective applicants may like to view the videos from a recent online event that we held for 2021 Offer Holders. These videos explain some of the key features of academic and social life at Reuben College, and offer broader insights into the overall college experience at Oxford University. Please click the links below to watch these videos on our YouTube channel.


2021 applicants, please note: As Reuben’s permanent site continues to undergo redevelopment and refurbishment, the first cohort of Reuben students, its Fellows and staff will benefit from the very generous offer from neighbouring Linacre College to share its grounds, buildings and facilities with them.  Reuben students will be able to access library, social, sporting, lunch and dining facilities on a par with Linacre students. Within Linacre, Reuben College will have its own common room and will run its own academic and social programme for 2021-22 (subject to Covid restrictions at the time). College accommodation in Farndon Court will be ready, as planned. Statement from Heads of House and Student Presidents.