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Student numbers

All figures are taken from the Student Statistics website and date from December 2014.

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

Total students

Undergraduates make up 52% of the total student body, graduate students 46%, and other students 2%.

  Male Female Total
 Undergraduates 6,262 5,441 11,703
 Graduates 5,738 4,435 10,173 
 Visiting, recognised and other students 200 272 472
 Total 12,200 
 10,148 22,348

Undergraduates by subject

 Ancient and Modern History 48
 Archaeology and Anthropology 65
 Biochemistry 372
 Biological Sciences 322
 Biomedical Sciences 67
 Cell and Systems Biology 28
 Chemistry 697
 Classical Archaeology and Ancient History 61
 Classics 443
 Classics and English 29
 Classics and Modern Languages 37
 Classics and Oriental Studies 11
 Computer Science 91
 Computer Science and Philosophy 23
 Earth Sciences 126
 Economics and Management 261
 Engineering, Economics and Management 46
 Engineering Science 573
 English 724
 English and Modern Languages 71
 European and Middle Eastern Languages 28
 Experimental Psychology 161
 Fine Art 76
 Geography 239
 History 707
 History and Economics 39
 History and English 26
 History and Modern Languages 67
 History and Politics 122
 History of Art 38
 Human Sciences 88
 Law 664
 Materials, Economics and Management 8
 Materials Science 115
 Mathematics 577
 Mathematics and Computer Science 83
 Mathematics and Philosophy 55
 Mathematics and Statistics 72
 Medicine (Clinical, Preclinical, Graduate Entry) 952
 Modern Languages/Modern Languages and Linguistics 805
 Music 203
 Neuroscience 10
 Oriental Studies 178
 Philosophy and Modern Languages 65
 Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) 730
 Philosophy and Theology 71
 Physics 604
 Physics and Philosophy 69
 Physiological Sciences 1
 Psychology and Philosophy 17
 Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics (PPL) 48
 Theology 124
 Theology and Oriental Studies 2
 Other undergraduates 
 Continuing Education Certificates and Diplomas 479
 Theology/Pastoral Studies (BTh, Certificate, Diploma) 85
 Total 11,703 

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 772 1,013 1,785
 Mathematical, Physical 
 and Life Sciences
 508 2,132 2,640
 Medical Sciences 173 1,227 1,400
 Social Sciences 2,485 1,189 3,674
 Continuing Education 598 76 674
 Total 
 4,536
 5,637
 10,173 

Students by nationality

40% of Oxford students are citizens of foreign countries.

62% of all graduate students are from outside the UK, as are 18% of all undergraduates.

  UK EU International  Unknown  Total
 Undergraduates 9,598 879 1,222 4 11,703
 Graduates 3,838 2,302  4,029 4 10,173 
 Visiting, recognised
 and other students
 11 54 404 3 472
 Total 
 13,447  3,235 5,655 11 22,348

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  - 1,437
  2. China (including Hong Kong and Macao) - 920
  3. Germany - 830
  4. Canada - 403
  5. India - 373
  6. Italy - 333
  7. Australia - 303
  8. France - 267
  9. Singapore - 267
  10. Ireland - 229

 

UndergraduateGraduate

Visiting, recognised and other students

Total

Afghanistan

 2

 2

 - 4

Albania

 -

 5

 - 5

Argentina

 2

 7

 - 9

Armenia

 2

 13

 - 15

Australia

 57

 240

 6 303

Austria

 23

 62

 - 85

Azerbaijan

 -

 6

 - 6

Bahamas

 - 1 -1

Bahrain

 -

6

 - 6

Bangladesh

 3

17

 - 20

Barbados

 -1 -1

Belarus

 1

8

 - 9

Belgium

 20

52

 3 75

Belize

 1- -1

Bolivia

 1

3

 - 4

Bosnia and Herzegovina

 1

-

 - 1

Botswana

 -

5

 - 5

Brazil

 7

48

 4 59

British Indian Ocean Territory

 -1 -1

Brunei Darussalam

 2

8

 - 10

Bulgaria

 35

38

 2 75

Burkina Faso

 -1 -1

Burma

 1

3

 - 4

Cameroon

 1

5

 - 6

Canada

 39

353

11  403

Chile

 1

36

 - 37

China (inc. Hong Kong and Macao)

 360

516

44  920

Colombia

 5

32

 1 38

Congo, Democratic Republic of

 -

3

 - 3

Costa Rica

 -

6

 7

Croatia

 3

17

 - 20

Cyprus

 5

27

 - 32

Czech Republic

 19

22

 - 41

Denmark

 24

54

 80

Dominican Republic

 -

2

 2

Ecuador

 -

6

 7

Egypt

 1

18

 - 19

El Salvador

 -

2

 - 2

Estonia

 5

8

 - 13

Ethiopia

 -

1

 - 1

Fiji

 -

1

 - 1

Finland

 9

28

 - 37

France

 87

174

 267

Georgia

 -

2

 - 2

Germany

 161

645

24  830

Ghana

 2

15

 1 18

Greece

 14

106

 - 120

Guatemala

 -

1

 - 1

Guinea

 -

1

 - 1

Haiti

 -1 - 1

Hungary

 8

26

 1 35

Iceland

 -

5

 - 5

India

 51

319

373 

Indonesia

 10

23

 -33 

Iran

 1

29

 232 

Iraq

 1

3

 -

Ireland

 92

134

 3229 

Israel

 3

24

 - 27

Italy

 46

281

 333

Jamaica

 2

11

 - 13

Japan

 28

70

 106

Jordan

 1

6

 - 7

Kazakhstan

 2

4

 - 6

Kenya

 3

29

 - 32

Korea, South

 64

93

 162

Kuwait

 -

4

 - 4

Laos

 -

1

 - 1

Latvia

 4

11

 - 15

Lebanon

 -

20

 - 20

Liberia

 -

1

 - 1

Libya

 -

1

 - 1

Liechtenstein

 -

1

 - 1

Lithuania

 14

21

 - 35

Luxembourg

 -

7

 - 7

Macedonia

 3

3

 - 6

Madagascar

 -

2

 - 2

Malawi

 -

1

 - 1

Malaysia

 54

88

 3 145

Maldives

2 -3

Mali

1 -1

Malta

 2

7

 - 9

Mauritius

 5

4

 - 9

Mexico

 2

42

 46

Moldova

 1

-

 - 1

Mongolia

 -4 -4

Montenegro

1 -2

Morocco

4

 - 4

Mozambique

2

 - 2

Namibia

3

 -3

Nepal

8

 11

Netherlands

 45

146

 1 192

New Zealand

20 

59

 80

Nigeria

45

 - 54

Norway

10 

38

 49

Oman

4

 - 4

Pakistan

15 

49

 65

Palestinian Territory

1

 1 3

Papua New Guinea

4

 - 4

Paraguay

1

 - 1

Peru

10

 - 10

Philippines

10

 15

Poland

 89

117

 1 207

Portugal

 10

70

 2 82

Qatar

5

 - 5

Romania

 56

63

 - 119

Russia

26 

70

 1 97

St Kitts and Nevis

-

 - 1

Saint Lucia

2 -2

São Tomé & Principe 

1 -1

Saudi Arabia

23

 - 23

Serbia

10 - 13

Sierra Leone

 1 - 1

Singapore

169  97 1  267

Slovakia

 12 22 - 34

Slovenia

 1318 - 31

South Africa

92  - 100

Spain

 4897 1 146

Sri Lanka

22  26

Sudan

 - 1

Sweden

 3549  86

Switzerland

64  75

Syria

 - 6

Taiwan

54  - 63

Tajikistan

 1 - 2

Tanzania

 - 1

Thailand

18 51  70

Trinidad and Tobago

 - 8

Tunisia

 - 1

Turkey

 946  56

Uganda

 - 2

Ukraine

19  1 26

United Arab Emirates

 - 6

Uruguay

 - 2

USA

153 990 294  1,437

Uzbekistan

1 -1

Venezuela

 -6

Vietnam

18  1 26

Virgin Islands, British

- -1

Yemen

1 -1

Zambia

11  - 12

Zimbabwe

 - 10

 

Students by college/permanent private hall

 Undergraduates GraduatesVisiting,  recognised and other students Total 
Colleges    
 All Souls- 6  - 6
 Balliol377 297 3 677
 Brasenose364 209 4 577
 Christ Church417 174 - 591
 Corpus Christi249 95 - 344
 Exeter334 185 26 545
 Green Templeton97 399 - 496
 Harris Manchester76 123 1 200
 Hertford405 189 24 618
 Jesus College340 190 1 531
 Keble420 232 7 659
 Kellogg- 838 - 838
 Lady Margaret Hall390 205 23 618
 Linacre- 408 - 408
 Lincoln294 289 5 588
 Magdalen403 179 7 589
 Mansfield220 122 36 378
 Merton294 279 1 574
 New College448 279 6 733
 Nuffield- 88- 88
 Oriel319 186 6 511
 Pembroke364 216 26 606
 The Queen's College352 122 1 475
 St Anne's432 308 27 767
 St Antony's- 419 3 422
 St Catherine's479 322 41 842
 St Cross- 571 - 571
 St Edmund Hall408 257 20 685
 St Hilda's401 162 1 564
 St Hugh's433 296 1 730
 St John's398 225 2 625
 St Peter's343 166 24 533
 Somerville390 145 - 535
 Trinity305 132 - 437
 University College372 187 1 560
 Wadham440 136 30 606
 Wolfson- 558 - 558
 Worcester411 157 20 588
Permanent Private Halls    
 Blackfriars4 39 9 52
 Campion  Hall- 9 - 9
 Regent's Park115 70 16 201
 St Benet's Hall47 4 - 51
 St Stephen's House24 46 - 70
 Wycliffe Hall77 27 55 159

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.