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Graduate admissions statistics

Applications for graduate study have increased by 210% 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.

Graduate admissions statistics for the 2017-18 admission cycle, are available to download here

Graduate Admissions statistics for previous years

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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