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, and the number of those students receiving offers and being admitted, has been increasing year on year since 2013.
  • In 2017, 7.7% of admitted students had declared a disability on application, against 5.6% in 2013.

UK-domiciled students declaring a disability, 2013–2017

 DisabilityNo known disability 
 ApplicationsOffersAdmittedApplicationsOffersAdmittedProportion of total
UK students admitted

UK-domiciled students declaring a disability by category of disability,
three-year total 2015–2017

 ApplicationsOffersStudents admittedProportion of total
UK students admitted
Autistic disorder25166580.7%
Blind/partial sight4012110.1%
Deaf/partial hearing5215150.2%
Learning difficulty*1,1402372102.7%
Long standing illness28169590.8%
Mental health5251321031.3%
Multiple disabilities15338340.4%
Other disability35484690.9%
Total with declared disabilities2,8546605667.3%
No declared disability33,6518,1487,21092.7%

* including dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD


Breakdown of students at UK universities by disability status

section 7.1

Oxford University (2017 UK intake)

section 7.2

*Most recent available national data covers 2015 intake: defined as first-year, first-degree, UK-domiciled undergraduate students, academic year 2015/16. 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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