Studying bones and cartilage in the Medical Centre
Studying bones and cartilage in the Medical Centre
Credit: Rob Judges. This image comes from Oxford University Images

Student numbers

All figures are taken from the Student Statistics website and date from December 2013.

See below for an explanation of visiting and recognised student status.

Total students

Undergraduates make up 53% of the total student body, graduate students 45%, and other students 2%.

  Male Female Total
 Undergraduates 6,291 5,481 11,772
 Graduates 5,583 4,267 9,850
 Visiting, recognised and other students 216 278 494
 Total  12,090
 10,026 22,116

Undergraduates by subject

 Ancient and Modern History 45
 Archaeology and Anthropology 69
 Biochemistry 361
 Biological Sciences 330
 Biomedical Sciences 68
 Cell and Systems Biology 22
 Chemistry 694
 Classical Archaeology and Ancient History 58
 Classics 466
 Classics and English 22
 Classics and Modern Languages 34
 Classics and Oriental Studies 10
 Computer Science 90
 Computer Science and Philosophy 17
 Earth Sciences 135
 Economics and Management 267
 Engineering, Economics and Management 59
 Engineering Science 575
 English 688
 English and Modern Languages 76
 European and Middle Eastern Languages 35
 Experimental Psychology 166
 Fine Art 72
 Geography 246
 History 705
 History and Economics 37
 History and English 32
 History and Modern Languages 61
 History and Politics 130
 History of Art 40
 Human Sciences 8
 Law 676
 Materials, Economics and Management 13
 Materials Science 112
 Mathematics 579
 Mathematics and Computer Science 77
 Mathematics and Philosophy 58
 Mathematics and Statistics 82
 Medicine (Clinical, Preclinical, Graduate Entry) 957
 Modern Languages/Modern Languages and Linguistics 815
 Music 214
 Neuroscience 5
 Oriental Studies 164
 Philosophy and Modern Languages 66
 Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) 749
 Philosophy and Theology 72
 Physics 596
 Physics and Philosophy 71
 Physiological Sciences 3
 Psychology and Philosophy 41
 Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics (PPL) 29
 Psychology, Philosophy and Physiology (PPP) 1
 Theology 126
 Theology and Oriental Studies 3
 Other undergraduates  
 Continuing Education Certificates and Diplomas 430
 Theology/Pastoral Studies (BTh, Certificate, Diploma) 136
 Total 11,772

Graduate students by academic division

55% of graduate students at Oxford are reading for degrees by research.

45% of graduate students are studying for a taught degree.

  Taught degreesResearch degreesTotal
 Humanities 723 997 1,720
 Mathematical, Physical
 and Life Sciences
 476 1967 2,443
 Medical Sciences 193 1,188 1,381
 Social Sciences 2,377 1,181 3,558
 Continuing Education 678 70 748
 Total
 4,447
 5,403
 9,850

Students by nationality

39% of Oxford students are citizens of foreign countries.

62% of all graduate students are from outside the UK, as are 17% of all undergraduates.

  UK EU International Unknown Total
 Undergraduates 9,768 840 1,154 10 11,772
 Graduates 3,710 2,168 3,970 2 9,850
 Visiting, recognised
 and other students
 11 51 432 - 494
 Total
 13,489  3,059  5,556  12  22,116

Students by country

Over 140 countries and territories are represented among the Oxford student body. The largest groups of international students are those from:

  1. USA  - 1,486
  2. China (including Hong Kong and Macao) - 908
  3. Germany - 788
  4. Canada - 395
  5. India - 381
  6. Australia - 300
  7. Italy - 295
  8. France - 243
  9. Singapore - 228
  10. Ireland - 225

 

Undergraduate

Graduate

Visiting, recognised, and other students

Total

Afghanistan

3

5

-

8

Albania

-

10

-

10

Angola

-

1

-

1

Antigua and Barbuda

-

1

-

1

Argentina

2

7

-

9

Armenia

-

11

-

11

Australia

64

234

2

300

Austria

24

56

-

80

Azerbaijan

-

2

-

2

Bahrain

-

1

-

1

Bangladesh

2

17

1

20

Belarus

2

8

1

11

Belgium

14

44

1

59

Bermuda

-

1

-

1

Bhutan

-

1

-

1

Bolivia

-

3

-

3

Bosnia and Herzegovina

2

3

-

5

Botswana

-

3

-

3

Brazil

6

45

4

55

Brunei Darussalam

2

6

-

8

Bulgaria

27

38

2

67

Burma

1

2

3

6

Cameroon

1

4

-

5

Canada

43

340

12

395

Chile

-

35

1

36

China (inc. Hong Kong and Macao)

335

530

43

908

Colombia

3

23

-

26

Congo, Democratic Republic of

-

2

-

2

Costa Rica

-

4

-

4

Côte d’Ivoire

-

1

-

1

Croatia

1

18

1

20

Cyprus

4

27

1

32

Czech Republic

17

23

-

40

Denmark

16

43

2

61

Dominican Republic

-

1

-

1

Ecuador

-

3

-

3

Egypt

1

17

-

18

El Salvador

-

1

-

1

Estonia

6

12

-

18

Ethiopia

-

2

-

2

Fiji

-

1

-

1

Finland

12

34

-

46

France

77

163

3

243

Georgia

-

5

-

5

Germany

172

600

16

788

Ghana

3

19

-

22

Greece

14

132

-

146

Guatemala

-

1

-

1

Guernsey

3

2

-

5

Guinea

-

1

-

1

Guyana

1

1

-

2

Honduras

-

1

-

1

Hungary

10

25

1

36

Iceland

-

5

-

5

India

57

311

13

381

Indonesia

8

23

-

31

Iran

1

27

1

29

Iraq

1

3

-

4

Ireland

85

139

1

225

Isle of Man

1

-

-

1

Israel

3

36

1

40

Italy

44

243

8

295

Jamaica

2

7

-

9

Japan

16

65

3

84

Jersey

10

2

-

12

Jordan

-

6

-

6

Kazakhstan

2

7

1

10

Kenya

2

21

1

24

Korea, South

64

91

13

168

Kosovo

-

2

-

2

Kuwait

-

4

-

4

Kyrgyzstan

-

1

-

1

Latvia

3

10

1

14

Lebanon

-

27

-

27

Liberia

-

2

-

2

Libya

-

1

-

1

Liechtenstein

-

1

-

1

Lithuania

14

17

-

31

Luxembourg

1

8

-

9

Macedonia

3

2

-

5

Madagascar

-

1

-

1

Malawi

-

3

-

3

Malaysia

54

80

-

134

Malta

2

10

-

12

Mauritius

5

3

-

8

Mexico

-

34

2

36

Moldova

1

1

-

2

Morocco

-

3

-

3

Mozambique

-

1

-

1

Namibia

-

3

-

3

Nepal

-

9

1

10

Netherlands

42

119

4

165

New Zealand

11

56

-

67

Nigeria

10

48

1

59

Norway

16

35

1

52

Oman

-

4

-

4

Pakistan

16

69

2

87

Palestinian Territory

2

1

-

3

Panama

-

2

-

2

Paraguay

-

2

-

2

Peru

-

8

-

8

Philippines

3

4

-

7

Poland

84

110

1

195

Portugal

7

70

4

81

Qatar

-

3

-

3

Romania

57

58

1

116

Russia

20

55

2

77

Rwanda

-

1

-

1

St Kitts and Nevis

1

1

-

2

Saudi Arabia

-

24

-

24

Senegal

-

1

-

1

Serbia

1

7

-

8

Sierra Leone

-

1

-

1

Singapore

140

87

1

228

Slovakia

13

19

-

32

Slovenia

9

17

-

26

South Africa

2

91

-

93

Spain

44

97

3

144

Sri Lanka

1

16

1

18

Sudan

-

4

1

5

Sweden

41

36

1

78

Switzerland

10

65

3

78

Syria

1

5

-

6

Taiwan

8

56

1

65

Tajikistan

-

1

-

1

Tanzania

-

1

-

1

Thailand

19

44

1

64

Trinidad and Tobago

3

8

-

11

Tunisia

-

1

-

1

Turkey

11

51

2

64

Uganda

1

1

-

2

Ukraine

9

13

-

22

United Arab Emirates

-

7

-

7

Uruguay

-

1

-

1

USA

154

1,022

310

1,486

Venezuela

1

3

-

4

Viet Nam

8

13

1

22

Zambia

-

7

-

7

Zimbabwe

2

14

2

18

Not known

10

2

-

12

Students by college/permanent private hall

  Undergraduates GraduatesVisiting,  recognised and other students Total 
Colleges    
 All Souls  - 9  - 9
 Balliol 382 305 2 689
 Brasenose 370 192 4 565
 Christ Church 423 164 - 588
 Corpus Christi 249 93 2 344
 Exeter 333 203 27 563
 Green Templeton 93 404 - 497
 Harris Manchester 85 91 2 177
 Hertford 400 188 28 614
 Jesus College 339 182 2 522
 Keble 431 226 6 663
 Kellogg - 795 - 795
 Lady Margaret Hall 405 184 23 612
 Linacre - 385 - 385
 Lincoln 299 327 4 630
 Magdalen 411 159 6 575
 Mansfield 211 97 36 345
 Merton 299 281 1 581
 New College 441 291 18 752
 Nuffield - 90 1 90
 Oriel 305 176 3 486
 Pembroke 366 190 32 582
 The Queen's College 342 122 5 465
 St Anne's 430 295 30 754
 St Antony's - 405 2 406
 St Catherine's 487 298 44 831
 St Cross - 532 - 532
 St Edmund Hall 427 248 21 697
 St Hilda's 406 163 1 570
 St Hugh's 443 290 1 735
 St John's 393 223 3 619
 St Peter's 344 149 25 518
 Somerville 402 131 - 534
 Trinity 297 114 - 411
 University College 374 208 - 583
 Wadham 436 118 31 585
 Wolfson - 551 - 551
 Worcester 413 161 16 594
Permanent Private Halls    
 Blackfriars 7 27 13 41
 Campion  Hall - 7 - 7
 Regent's Park 104 61 11 182
 St Benet's Hall 48 7 - 56
 St Stephen's House 28 45 - 73
 Wycliffe Hall 84 22 50 156

Visiting students are students from overseas (in most cases from countries outside the EU) spending up to one year in Oxford on an undergraduate course related to the degree course they are following in their own country. Visiting students are members of an Oxford college but are not awarded a degree or any other qualification from Oxford, although colleges can provide a record of achievement, for example for credit purposes at the home institution.

Recognised student status is given to graduate research students who are registered with another university and have been admitted by a University of Oxford faculty or department to undertake research for their degree for a minimum of one and maximum of three terms. It is also a status given to early career researchers admitted by a faculty or department to work with an Oxford academic or researcher. Recognised students are not affiliated to an Oxford college or hall and will not receive an Oxford qualification or any formal accreditation for their studies.