Sitting in the quad at Linacre College
Sitting in the quad at Linacre College
Credit: Ashley Tsai

Graduate admissions statistics

Applications for graduate study have increased by around 75% over the last ten years, up from 17,500 applications for 2009-10 entry to over 30,000 for 2019-20 entry.

Our graduate students represent many countries and cultures, and are from a wide variety of academic and professional backgrounds.

Graduate headline figures

  • 30,861 graduate applications were received for entry in the academic year 2019-20. 9,886 applications (32.0%) were for graduate research degrees and 20,975 were for graduate taught degrees (68.0%).

  • 21,893 applications (70.9%) were received from candidates domiciled outside of the UK. Of these, 3.469 (11.2%) were domiciled in EU countries and 18,424 (59.7%) in non-EU countries. 8,968 (29.1%) of applications were from candidates domiciled in the UK.

  • 27,296 individuals applied to one or more graduate programme.

  •  The total number of acceptances was 5,715. Of those accepting their offer of a place at Oxford in 2019-20, 2,909 (50.9%) were male and 2,806 (49.1%) were female.

Graduate admissions statistics for the 2019-20 admission cycle

Graduate Admissions statistics for previous years

Graduate admissions statistics for the 2018-19 admission cycle

Graduate admissions statistics for the 2017-18 admission cycle

Graduate admissions statistics for the 2016-17 admission cycle

Graduate admissions statistics for the 2015-16 admission cycle

Graduate admissions statistics for the 2014-15 admission cycle

Graduate admissions statistics for the 2013-14 admission cycle

Graduate admissions statistics for the 2012-13 admission cycle

Graduate admissions statistics for the 2011-12 admission cycle

Graduate admissions statistics for the 2010-11 admission cycle

Graduate admissions statistics for the 2009-10 admission cycle

Graduate admissions statistics for the 2008-09 admission cycle

Graduate admissions statistics for the 2007-08 admission cycle

Graduate admissions statistics for the 2006-07 admission cycle

Graduate admissions statistics for the 2005-06 admission cycle

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