Sitting in the quad at Linacre College
Credit: Ashley Tsai
Applications for graduate study have increased by 110% since 2007.
Our graduate students represent many countries and cultures, and are from a wide variety of academic and professional backgrounds.
Graduate headline figures
- The total number of applications in the 2017-18 entry year was 26,914, compared to 25,994 for 2016-17 entry. 8,712 applications (32.4%) were for graduate research degrees and 18,202 were for graduate taught degrees (67.6%).
- 20,677 applications (76.8%) were received from candidates with a country of citizenship outside of the UK. Of these, 5,151 (19.1%) were citizens of EU countries and 15,526 (57.7%) were citizens of non-EU countries. 6,237 (23.2%) of applications were from candidates with citizenship of the UK.
- 24,157 individuals applied to one or more graduate programme.
- The total number of acceptances was 5,872. Of those accepting their offer of a place at Oxford in 2017-18, 3,116 (53.1%) were male and 2,756 (46.9%) were female.