Disability | University of Oxford


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 2014.
  • In 2018, 9.2% of admitted students had declared a disability on application, against 6.0% in 2014.

UK-domiciled students declaring a disability, 2014–2018

 DisabilityNo known disability 
 ApplicationsOffersAdmittedApplicationsOffersAdmittedProportion of total
UK students admitted

UK-domiciled students declaring a disability by category of disability,
three-year total 2016–2018

 ApplicationsOffersStudents admittedProportion of total
UK students admitted
Autistic spectrum disorder28780680.9%
Blind/partial sight4718150.2%
Deaf/partial hearing5815150.2%
Learning difficulty*1,1882682242.9%
Long standing illness28457490.6%
Mental health6511601181.5%
Multiple disabilities19746380.5%
Other disability41994811.0%
Total with declared disabilities3,2117536238.0%
No declared disability34,5788,1247,12492.0%

* including dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD


Breakdown of students at UK universities by disability status

Breakdown of students at UK universities by disability status

Oxford University (2018 UK intake)

Oxford University (2018 UK intake)

*Most recent available national data covers 2016 intake: defined as first-year, first-degree, UK-domiciled undergraduate students, academic year 2016/17. AAA+ pool includes equivalent Scottish qualifications. Excludes unknown school type. 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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