A group of postgraduate students take plates of food and chat in the President's Lodgings of Trinity College.

Graduate Study

At Trinity


As a Graduate

The graduate community at Trinity is diverse and international. We admit around 50 high-achieving graduate students per year, studying a wide range of humanities, social sciences, and science subjects at either Masters or DPhil level. Our MCR (Graduate common room) is a lively hub of academic and social activity - as a look at the MCR website will show you! Our graduates also value regular interactions with our Fellows and Lecturers through shared seminars and social events such as the Christmas mulled wine party, or lunch in college with their supervisor / college advisor.



At Trinity, our ambition is for our community of students, academics and alumni to bring their talents to make a positive impact on the world. We are a college with a great central location and a site whose front quad is visible from the street. Being outward-looking is core to our values as well: we encourage openness and engagement: with each other in college, with the wider university, with the local community, and with the world at large. Trinity is progressive, dynamic, supportive and welcomes everyone. We want to reflect and support the widest diversity of talent: whatever your background, we think you will find your place and feel at home in our community.

The environment in which our our academics research and teach, and our students grow and excel academically, is a caring one; everyone is an individual and we value their wellbeing. We are committed to ensuring that the best of the Oxford experience is accessible to anyone with the potential to thrive here – and with an outstanding group of academics across all career stages, a  gorgeous central site, renowned dining hall food, and generous financial support for our students, you will be able to experience the best of what Oxford has to offer.

For postgraduates, every year Trinity offers a number of fully-funded scholarships at Masters and DPhil levels, some endowed by Trinity's generous donors, others in partnership with Departments or the University. These scholarships are open to all incoming students in the courses  specified for the forthcoming academic year. In addition, all graduate students are eligible for a range of substantial grants towards research, e.g. field trips, attendance at conferences, purchase of books, or hosting a research conference at Trinity.  We want to support you to make the most of your postgraduate degree!


Living & Studying at

Trinity College

A college at Oxford is your home while you're studying. As a graduate student, you have the option to live in college accommodation, and whether you do so or live in private accommodation, you are very welcome to eat meals in college, and you have access to the full range of college facilities.

Social life and the


You’ll be part of a very lively, multi-disciplinary postgraduate community, known as our MCR. This strong network will help you settle into Oxford University life and find some of the things you want to do, from sport, music, political discussions to meeting up with friends over the MCR's weekly coffee and cakes or regular pizza and movie nights.   



Guidance on how to apply and essential information such as term dates.



Trinity's postgraduates come from a wide range of disciplines, subjects, countries and backgrounds. Meet some of the postgraduates who are currently studying at Trinity and find out more about our community.