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Student numbers

All figures are taken from the Student Statistics website and date from December 2017.

See below for an explanation of visiting and recognised student status.

Total students

Undergraduates make up 49% of the total student body, graduate students 49%, and other students 2%.

  Men Women Total
 Undergraduates 6,196 5,551 11,747
 Graduates 6,526 5,161 11,687 
 Visiting, recognised and other students 212 329 541
 Total 12,934
 11,041 23,975

Undergraduates by subject

 Ancient and Modern History 64
 Archaeology and Anthropology 67
 Biochemistry 391
 Biological Sciences 335
 Biomedical Sciences 78
 Cell and Systems Biology 26
 Chemistry 695
 Classical Archaeology and Ancient History 62
 Classics 426
 Classics and English 33
 Classics and Modern Languages 25
 Classics and Oriental Studies 28
 Computer Science 106
 Computer Science and Philosophy 30
 Earth Sciences 117
 Economics and Management 253
 Engineering Science 637
 English 685
 English and Modern Languages 75
 European and Middle Eastern Languages 41
 Experimental Psychology 144
 Fine Art 86
 Geography 221
 History 677
 History and Economics 45
 History and English 32
 History and Modern Languages 89
 History and Politics 136
 History of Art 41
 Human Sciences 83
 Law 682
 Materials, Economics and Management 3
 Materials Science 126
 Mathematical and Theoretical Physics 23
 Mathematics 609
 Mathematics and Computer Science 118
 Mathematics and Philosophy 54
 Mathematics and Statistics 85
 Medicine (Clinical, Preclinical, Graduate Entry) 954
 Modern Languages 654
 Modern Languages and Linguistics 91
 Music 209
 Neuroscience 8
 Oriental Studies 154
 Philosophy and Modern Languages 66
 Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) 739
 Philosophy and Theology 84
 Physics 630
 Physics and Philosophy 47
 Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics (PPL) 102
 Theology and Oriental Studies 5
 Theology and Religion 114
 Other undergraduates 
 Continuing Education Certificates and Diplomas including Theology/Pastoral Studies (BTh, Cert, Dip)  462
 Total 11,747 

Graduate students by academic division

53% of graduate students at Oxford are reading for degrees by research.

47% of graduate students are studying for a taught degree.

  Taught degreesResearch degreesTotal
 Humanities 873 1,022 1,895
 Mathematical, Physical 
 and Life Sciences
 249 1,382 1,631
 Medical Sciences 605 2,412 3,017
 Social Sciences 3,023 1,238 4,261
 Continuing Education 794 89 883
 Total 
 5,544
 6,143
 11,687 

Students by nationality

International students make up 43% of Oxford students.

64% of all graduate students are from outside the UK, as are 20% of all undergraduates.

  UK EU International  Unknown  Total
 Undergraduates 9,302 1,087 1,358 0 11,747
 Graduates 4,313 2,751  4,621 2 11,687 
 Visiting, recognised
 and other students
 13 88 440 0 541
 Total 
 13,628  3,926 6,419 2 23,975

Students by country

Over 140 countries and territories are represented among the Oxford student body. The largest groups of international students are those from:

  1. USA  - 1,572
  2. China (including Hong Kong and Macao) - 1,299
  3. Germany - 937
  4. Italy - 462
  5. Canada - 377
  6. India - 368
  7. France - 332
  8. Australia - 307
  9. Singapore - 300
  10. Ireland - 260

 

UndergraduateGraduate

Visiting, recognised and other students

Total

Afghanistan

 -

1

 -1

Albania

1

8

 -9

Algeria

 -

1

 -1

Angola

-

12

 -12

Argentina

1

 8

 -9

Armenia

2

8

-10

Australia

632404307

Austria

23

66

 -89

Azerbaijan

2

7

 -9

Bahamas

 - 

1

 -1

Bahrain

 -

4

 -4

Bangladesh

5

23

129

Barbados

 -313

Belarus

1

3

 -4

Belgium

25

52

 279

Benin

 -

1

 -1

Bhutan

-1-1

Bolivia

1

3

15

Bosnia and Herzegovina

1

-

-1

Botswana

1

3

-4

Brazil

6

69

176

Brunei 

1

3

-4

Bulgaria

48

50

2100

Burkina Faso

-

1

-1

Burma (Myanmar)

-

3

-3

Cameroon

-

3

-3

Canada

54

315

8377

Chile

-

31

-31

China (inc. Hong Kong and Macao)

422

789

881,299

Colombia

2

22

125

Congo, Democratic Republic of

-

1

-1

Costa Rica

-

2

-2

Croatia

4

16

 -20

Cuba

 -

1

 - 

Cyprus

3

30

 -33

Czech Republic

17

36

 -

53

Denmark

26

46

173

Dominican Republic

 -

1

12

East Timor

 -

1

 -1

Ecuador 

 -

9  

 -9

Egypt

7

28

 -37

El Salvador

 -

1

 -1

Estonia

8

15

 -23

Ethiopia

 -

1

 -1

Fiji

 -

2

 -2

Finland

19

47

167

France

97

202

24323

Gambia

 -

1

 -1

Georgia

1

5

 -6

Germany

167

747

23937

Ghana

4

29

134

Greece

21

125

3149

Guatemala

 -

2

 -2

Honduras

-3-3

Hungary

33

34

269

Iceland

1

9

 -10

India

68

288

12368

Indonesia

12

39

152

Iran

5

29

-34

Iraq

-

3

-3

Ireland

88

168

4260

Israel

2

19

-21

Italy

80

370

12462

Jamaica

-

12

 -12

Japan

28

78

4110

Jordan

-

14

-14

Kazakhstan

1

12

-13

Kenya

2

30

234

Korea, South

80

78

9167

Kosovo

-

2

2

Kuwait

-

4

-4

Kyrgyzstan

123

Laos

-

1

-1

Latvia

7

12

-19

Lebanon

-

22

-22

Liberia

-

2

 -2

Lithuania

20

32

-52

Luxembourg

1

6

-7

Macedonia

4

4

19

Malawi

 -

7

 -7

Malaysia

66

84

2152

Maldives

11 -2

Mali

1 -1

Malta

-

10

-10

Mauritius

3

4

-7

Mexico

1

59

-60

Mongolia

-3 -3

Montenegro

-2 -2

Morocco

8

19

Mozambique

1

 -1

Namibia

4

 -4

Nepal

1

9

-10

Netherlands

46

182

1229

New Zealand

21

50

172

Nigeria

11

54

-65

Norway

17

32

352

Oman

2

 -2

Pakistan

13

69

284

Palestinian Territory

8

 -9

Paraguay

3

 -3

Peru

11

-11

Philippines 

2

22

 -24

Poland

134

113

5272

Portugal

11

74

287

Qatar

5

 - 5

Romania

112

74

1187

Russia

32

76

1109

Rwanda

-

2

 -2

St Kitts and Nevis

1

1

 - 2

St Lucia

 -

1

 -1

St Vincent

 -

2

 -2

Saudi Arabia

1

28

 -29

Serbia

118 -19

Sierra Leone

 3 -3

Singapore

170124 6300

Slovakia

1626 - 42

Slovenia

1120 1 32

Somalia

 -2 -2

South Africa

5100 - 105

Spain

45133 1 179

Sri Lanka

119 1 21

Sudan

 9 -  9

Sweden

2665 3 94

Switzerland

 679 4 89

Syria

- 10 - 10

Taiwan

7 44 - 51

Tanzania

24 - 6

Thailand

1551 2 68

Togo

 -1 -  1

Trinidad and Tobago

 -13 - 13

Tunisia

 - 1 1 2

Turkey

1351 3 67

Turkmenistan

 -1 -1

Uganda

28 - 10

Ukraine

423 2 29

United Arab Emirates

-11 - 11

Uruguay

1- - 1

USA

1561,145 271 1,572

Uzbekistan

12 - 3

Venezuela

4 1 5

Vietnam

523 2 30

Yemen

-1 -  1

Zambia

-10 - 10

Zimbabwe

322 - 25

Students by college/permanent private hall

 Undergraduates GraduatesVisiting,  recognised and other students Total 
Colleges    
 All Souls- 8  -8
 Balliol366 3593728
 Brasenose3652423610
 Christ Church4321961629
 Corpus Christi25293-345
 Exeter33421227573
 Green Templeton94447-541
 Harris Manchester1081451254
 Hertford40322225650
 Jesus College3461981545
 Keble4272576690
 Kellogg-113811139
 Lady Margaret Hall40121027638
 Linacre-493 -493
 Lincoln3043002606
 Magdalen4001907597
 Mansfield23516839442
 Merton2972413541
 New College42429717738
 Nuffield-991100
 Oriel3162024522
 Pembroke36623841645
 The Queen's College3331813517
 St Anne's44032760797
 St Antony's-4551456
 St Catherine's50244248992
 St Cross-548 -548
 St Edmund Hall40731540762
 St Hilda's3981811580
 St Hugh's4203771798
 St John's3972413641
 St Peter's35520819582
 Somerville4131913607
 Trinity289137 -426
 University College381238 -619
 Wadham45920328690
 Wolfson-581 -581
 Worcester42918525639
Permanent Private Halls    
 Blackfriars237342
 Campion  Hall-9 -9
 Regent's Park1246114199
 St Benet's Hall5923 -82
 St Stephen's House557 -62
 Wycliffe Hall793853170

Visiting students are students from overseas (in most cases from countries outside the EU) spending up to one year in Oxford on an undergraduate course related to the degree course they are following in their own country. Visiting students are members of an Oxford college but are not awarded a degree or any other qualification from Oxford, although colleges can provide a record of achievement, for example for credit purposes at the home institution.

Recognised student status is given to graduate research students who are registered with another university and have been admitted by a University of Oxford faculty or department to undertake research for their degree for a minimum of one and maximum of three terms. It is also a status given to early career researchers admitted by a faculty or department to work with an Oxford academic or researcher. Recognised students are not affiliated to an Oxford college or hall and will not receive an Oxford qualification or any formal accreditation for their studies.

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