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Commonwealth House

Commonwealth House was established in 1965 to provide a home for overseas students with ‘limited means’ whilst providing an environment where they can meet and socialise with people from diverse racial, religious, social and political backgrounds. So if you are from overseas and coming to study in Oxford, Commonwealth House is for you. For the latest news from the house, read our newsletter here.

More than a house 

Commonwealth House provides accommodation for 70 international students right in the heart of Oxford. Fully furnished and self-catering, we provide breakfast for all residents on weekdays and arrange all sorts of social events. The house is made up of a terrace of seven houses - adjoining a very popular coffee shop called G&Ds. Abu and Amy (the house deans) will welcome you and make sure that you feel at home.

The main strength of Commonwealth House is its location. Set between Christ Church College and the Modern Art museum in the heart of Oxford University’s colleges, the house also benefits from having three supermarkets nearby: Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer. So you can live right in the heart of Oxford within walking distance of everything! Click here for a map of our location.


Whether you are planning to come for one month or one year, alone or with your spouse, to study English or at University, we accept everyone and you don’t have to pay any deposit.
Before applying, please check the cost, rules of the house and eligibility guidelines (under Accommodation), then fill in an application form.

Contact details

Mr Michael Mowat, Warden
11 Pembroke Street
Oxford, OX1 1BP
t. (+44) 1865 793 132
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