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.