This page sets out the number and proportion of UK-domiciled students who declare a disability on application to Oxford.

  • The number of students declaring a disability on application, the number of those students receiving offers and the number being admitted, has been increasing year on year since 2017.
  • In 2021, 11.6% of admitted students had declared a disability on application, 3.8 percentage points higher than in 2017.

UK-domiciled students declaring a disability, 2017–2021

 DisabilityNo known disability 
 ApplicationsOffersAdmittedApplicationsOffersAdmittedProportion of total
UK students admitted

UK-domiciled students declaring a disability by category of disability,
three-year total 2019–2021

 ApplicationsOffersStudents admittedProportion of total
UK students admitted
Autistic spectrum disorder5191091011.2%
Blind/partial sight6619190.2%
Deaf/partial hearing7315150.2%
Learning difficulty*1,4282612372.9%
Longstanding illness34588811.0%
Mental health1,0122121892.3%
Multiple disabilities381101881.1%
Other disability5321191051.3%
Total with declared disability4,46395486310.5%
No declared disability37,9217,9457,36889.5%

* including dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD


Breakdown of students at UK universities by disability status

Bar chart showing: All UK universities (2019 UK intake)* - 83.2% no known disability and 16.8% disability. Russell Group (2019 UK intake)* - 84.7% no known disability and 15.3% disability.

Oxford University (2021 UK intake)

Bar chart showing: 88.4% no known disability and 11.6% disability.

*Most recent available national data covers 2019 intake: defined as first-year, first-degree, UK-domiciled undergraduate students, academic year 2019/20. AAA+ pool includes equivalent Scottish qualifications. See note on HESA data for full citation.

For further information on all Oxford's admissions statistics, including by course and by college, please read the Annual Admissions Statistical Report.

You may also be interested to see detailed statistics relating to disability.

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