Applications for graduate study have increased by nearly 115% over the last ten years, up from 13,500 applications for 2008-09 entry to over 29,000 for 2018-19.
Our graduate students represent many countries and cultures, and are from a wide variety of academic and professional backgrounds.
Graduate headline figures
29,091 graduate applications were received for entry in the academic year 2018-19. 9,417 applications (32.4%) were for graduate research degrees and 19,674 were for graduate taught degrees (67.6%).
22,547 applications (77.5%) were received from candidates with a country of citizenship outside of the UK. Of these, 5,268 (18.1%) were citizens of EU countries and 17,279 (59.4%) were citizens of non-EU countries. 6,544 (22.5%) of applications were from candidates with citizenship of the UK.
25,826 individuals applied to one or more graduate programme.
The total number of acceptances was 5,742. Of those accepting their offer of a place at Oxford in 2018-19, 3,016 (52.5%) were male and 2,726 (47.5%) were female.