Oxford University is a residential University and requires that everyone reading for a Oxford degree must reside within the ‘precincts of the University’. This means that
Undergraduates must reside within six miles of Carfax
Graduates must reside within twenty-five miles of Carfax, with the exception of part-time students, for whom the residence requirement is waived and only attendance at appropriate courses is required.
Under certain circumstances students may obtain leave to live beyond these distances, after consultation with the Senior Tutor and permission from the Proctors. Students must consult the Senior Tutor before committing themselves to taking up residence outside the permitted area at any time.