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Durham University

Grey College

Offer Holders 2020

Congratulations on receiving your offer for Grey College and Durham University!

Grey College was founded in 1959 and is one of 16 (soon to be 17) Colleges of Durham University. We are situated right next to the main Mountjoy Site in a beautiful landscaped setting, and just a short walk from the City Centre. Our students pride themselves on their creativity and community spirit, and fully partake in the wealth of opportunities available to them in the College across sports, music, volunteering and societies.

Colleges are so much more than just a place of residence where you simply live and socialise; they are individual communities that support our students in their academic endeavours, whilst also providing many opportunities to get involved with an incredibly wide range of extra-curricular activities.

At Grey College, our excellent facilities on-site include our library, the bar, recently refurbished and enlarged gym, and Fountains Hall, containing music rooms, chapel and sports hall. We also have an excellent dining hall, as we are a fully-catered college for undergraduate students.

What's next?

Applicants who hold an offer from us should check for guidance on what to do next, whether you have met in full the conditions of your offer, if your grades are lower than expected, or if you are still waiting for some or all of your results.

The University and College will be in regular touch with offer holders over the coming months with important information and updates

Still have questions?

If you have any queries about joining Grey College please email us via If you have any questions about the admissions process, you will receive an answer quickest if you head to

A note for Parents and Guardians: we are unable to discuss applicant offers with a third party.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

+How does the College allocation process work?

Information about the College allocation process can be found here.

+How do I apply for accommodation in Grey College?

All new students are expected to reside in College accommodation during their first year of study and therefore do not need to apply to live in College. The College contacts all new students in August, shortly after the A level results, with all necessary information. If for exceptional reasons, you wish to live out of College, you should talk to us about this by contacting

+How does catering work at Grey College?

Grey is a fully catered college. This means that during the periods of undergradate term, three meals are provided seven days per week (breakfast, lunch and dinner).