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Student numbers

All figures are taken from the Student Statistics website and date from December 2018.

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 6,127 5,803 11,930
 Graduates 6,603 5,210 11,813 
 Visiting, recognised and other students 222 334 556
 Total 12,952
 11,347 24,299

Undergraduates by subject

 Ancient and Modern History 63
 Archaeology and Anthropology 68
 Biochemistry 389
 Biological Sciences 328
 Biomedical Sciences 86
 Cell and Systems Biology 26
 Chemistry 690
 Classical Archaeology and Ancient History 62
 Classics 430
 Classics and English 36
 Classics and Modern Languages 26
 Classics and Oriental Studies 23
 Computer Science 115
 Computer Science and Philosophy 38
 Earth Sciences 112
 Economics and Management 254
 Engineering Science 633
 English 694
 English and Modern Languages 87
 European and Middle Eastern Languages 48
 Experimental Psychology 162
 Fine Art 83
 Geography 223
 History 676
 History and Economics 47
 History and English 40
 History and Modern Languages 82
 History and Politics 142
 History of Art 41
 Human Sciences 92
 Law 696
 Materials Science 134
 Mathematical and Theoretical Physics 35
 Mathematics 602
 Mathematics and Computer Science 136
 Mathematics and Philosophy 59
 Mathematics and Statistics 101
 Medicine (Clinical, Preclinical, Graduate Entry) 961
 Modern Languages 643
 Modern Languages and Linguistics 103
 Molecular and Cellular (Biochemistry) 389
 Music 210
 Neuroscience 10
 Oriental Studies 154
 Philosophy and Modern Languages 70
 Philosophy and Theology 85
 Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) 737
 Physics 610
 Physics and Philosophy 40
 Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics (PPL) 96
 Theology 27
 Theology and Oriental Studies 5
 Theology and Religion 110
 Other undergraduates 
 Continuing Education Certificates and Diplomas including Theology/Pastoral Studies (BTh, Cert, Dip)  481
 Total 11,930 

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 795 1,099 1,894
 Mathematical, Physical 
 and Life Sciences
 665 2,497 3,162
 Medical Sciences 277 1,447 1,724
 Social Sciences 2,905 1,220 4,125
 Continuing Education 815 93 908
 Total 
 5,457
 6,356
 11,813 

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 9,290 1,180 1,459 1 11,930
 Graduates 5,083 1,895  4,835 0 11,813 
 Visiting, recognised
 and other students
 11 67 478 0 556
 Total 
 14,384  3,142 6,772 1 24,299

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  - 1,736
  2. China (including Hong Kong and Macao) - 1,068
  3. Germany - 739
  4. Italy - 310
  5. Canada - 418
  6. India - 307
  7. France - 251
  8. Australia - 360
  9. Singapore - 348
  10. Ireland - 139
CountryUndergraduateGraduateVisiting, recognised and other studentsTotal

Afghanistan

-

2

-2

Albania

-

4

-4

Algeria

-

1

-1

Angola

-

19

-19

Anguilla 

-

1

-1

Antigua & Barbuda 

-

1

-1

Argentina

1

9

111

Armenia

2

7

-9

Australia

592974360

Austria

31

60

192

Azerbaijan

2

7

-9

Bahamas

1

2

-3

Bahrain

1

10

-11

Bangladesh

4

19

124

Barbados

-2-2

Belarus

1

2

-3

Belgium

32

58

292

Belize

-

1

 -1

Bhutan

-1-1

Bolivia

-

4

-4

Bosnia and Herzegovina

1

4

-5

Botswana

1

2

-3

Brazil

5

68

982

Brunei 

-

4

-4

Bulgaria

39

14

154

Burma (Myanmar)

-

6

-6

Cameroon

-

5

-5

Canada

61

351

6418

Chile

-

31

-31

China (inc. Hong Kong and Macao)

36

631

771,068

Colombia

1

27

-28

Congo, Democratic Republic of

-

1

-1

Congo, Republic 

-

2

-2

Costa Rica

-

3

-3

Croatia

2

5

-7

Cyprus (EU)

3

15

-18

Cyprus (Not Specified)

1

-

-1

Czech Republic

18

26

-

44

Denmark

18

35

457

Dominican Republic

-

1

-1

East Timor 

-

1

-1

Ecuador 

-

7

-7

Egypt

7

18

126

Estonia

6

11

-17

Ethiopia

-

4

-4

Fiji

-

1

-1

Finland

15

19

135

France

74

175

2251

Gambia

-

3

-3

Georgia

1

5

-6

Germany

147

563

29739

Ghana

1

35

-36

Greece

21

125

3149

Guatemala

-

1

-1

Guernsey 

113-14

Hungary

30

14

-44

Iceland

-

11

-11

India

43

261

3307

Indonesia

12

46

-58

Iran

4

12

-16

Iraq

-

3

-3

Ireland

37

99

-139

Isle of Man

2

1

-3

Israel

1

34

136

Italy

64

243

3310

Jamaica

-

4

-4

Japan

13

85

5103

Jersey

14

5

-19

Jordan

1

10

-11

Kazakhstan

-

9

-9

Kenya

-

37

-37

Korea, South

62

67

2131

Kuwait

1

4

-5

Kyrgyzstan

-22

Laos

-

2

-2

Latvia

5

2

-7

Lebanon

-

12

-12

Liberia

-

2

-2

Lithuania

18

14

-32

Luxembourg

13

11

-24

Macao (SAR)

3

5

-8

Macedonia

5

-

-5

Malawi

-

5

-5

Malaysia

52

59

1112

Maldives

11-2

Mali

1-1

Malta

1

13

-14

Mauritius

3

5

-8

Mexico

-

64

-64

Moldova

-

1

-1

Monaco

1

3

-4

Mongolia

-3-3

Montenegro

-2-2

Morocco

8

-8

Mozambique

2

-2

Namibia

2

-2

Nepal

1

7

-8

Netherlands

38

153

6197

New Zealand

26

57

386

Nigeria

10

39

-49

Norway

19

44

366

Oman

4

-5

Pakistan

13

45

371

Palestinian Territory

7

-8

Panama

-

2

-2

Papa New Guinea 

-

2

-2

Paraguay

3

-3

Peru

10

-10

Philippines 

-

22

123

Poland

121

49

-170

Portugal

11

74

287

Qatar

3

10

-13

Reunion 

-

1

-1

Romania

123

29

1152

Russia

23

62

-85

Rwanda

-

4

-4

St Lucia

-

1

-1

Saudi Arabia

-

44

-44

Senegal

-

2

-2

Serbia

145-19

Sierra Leone

1-1

Singapore

2101344348

Slovakia

918-27

Slovenia

810-18

Somalia

-1-1

South Africa

21371140

Spain

4499-143

Sri Lanka

214-16

Sudan

 -44

Swaziland

12-3

Sweden

1846165

Switzerland

451383186

Syria

-4-4

Taiwan

239344

Tanzania

1214

Thailand

1855-73

Togo

-11

Trinidad and Tobago

-10-10

Tunisia

1-1

Turkey

1854274

Turkmenistan

-1-1

Uganda

-8-8

Ukraine

217120

United Arab Emirates

2147-68

Uruguay

12-3

USA

2091,1783491,736

United States Virgin Islands

-1-1

Venezuela

5-5

Vietnam

416222

Zambia

114-15

Zimbabwe

-14-14

Students by college/permanent private hall

 Undergraduates GraduatesVisiting,  recognised and other students Total 
Colleges    
 All Souls- 9  -9
 Balliol385 3431729
 Brasenose3602343597
 Christ Church442203-645
 Corpus Christi258982358
 Exeter34323326602
 Green Templeton90439-529
 Harris Manchester115150-265
 Hertford41023631677
 Jesus College3581891548
 Keble4223694795
 Kellogg-1,155-1,155
 Lady Margaret Hall40521224641
 Linacre-497 -497
 Lincoln3123023617
 Magdalen3901787575
 Mansfield23917340452
 Merton3022222526
 New College41829510723
 Nuffield-95-95
 Oriel3232005528
 Pembroke37824029647
 The Queen's College3361771514
 Somerville425209-634
 St Anne's43935237828
 St Antony's-443-443
 St Catherine's50542850983
 St Cross-545 -545
 St Edmund Hall39629640732
 St Hilda's399183-582
 St Hugh's4253661792
 St John's3952363634
 St Peter's35621521592
 Trinity299135 -434
 University College394224 -618
 Wadham46620830704
 Wolfson-581 -581
 Worcester48317930692
Permanent Private Halls    
 Blackfriars333945
 Campion  Hall-12 -12
 Regent's Park1276716210
 St Benet's Hall6525 -90
 St Stephen's House561 -66
 Wycliffe Hall654053158

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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