University of Oxford

University of Oxford


  • Oxford was ranked first in the world in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for 2017 and 2018.
  • There are nearly 24,000 students at Oxford, including 11,747 undergraduates and 11,687 postgraduates.
  • Oxford is very competitive: more than 19,000 people applied for around 3,200 undergraduate places for entry in 2016. That means that Oxford receives, on average, nearly 6 applications for each available place.
  • The majority of Oxford’s UK undergraduates come from state schools. The latest figures show that, of places offered to British students attending schools or colleges in the UK, over 59% of undergraduate places went to students from the state sector.
  • Oxford offers more than 300 different graduate degree programmes.
  • Almost 45% of our total student body - over 10,000 students - are citizens of countries other than the UK. Students come to Oxford from more than 140 countries and territories. 
  • According to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, the official UK-wide assessment of all university research, Oxford has the largest volume of world-leading research in the country.
  • The University, including the colleges and Oxford University Press, is the largest employer in Oxfordshire, supporting around more than 30,000 jobs in the county and injecting more than £2.3bn annually into the regional economy.

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  • Phone: +44 0 1865 270000

  • Famous graduates: Indira Gandhi, Aung San Suu Kyi, Tony Blair

  • Constituent List: 104897, 104919, 104941, 104963, 104985, 105007, 105029, 105051, 105073, 105095, 105117, 105139, 105161, 105183, 105205, 105227, 105249, 105271, 105293, 105315, 105337, 105359, 105381, 105403, 105425, 105447, 105469, 105491, 105513, 105535, 105557, 105579, 105601, 105623, 105645, 105667, 105689, 105711, 105733

  • Year founded: 1096

  • Total Students: 23,195

  • Percentage of foreign students: 27.08%

  • No. of undergraduate students: 11,728

  • International students: 11%

  • No. of postgraduate students: 10,941

  • International students: 40.83%


Application Statistics

  • Number of undergraduate applications received:17,500

  • No. of undergraduate students accepted:3,400

  • Undergraduate acceptance rate:

  • 20.50%

  • Number of postgraduate applications received:19,419

  • No. of postgraduate students accepted:4,665

  • Postgraduate Acceptance rate:

  • 24.00%

Scholarship for foreigners?

Application process

1. Check if Oxford offers a course you’re interested in applying to - you can find courses either A-Z or by department.

2. Read the entry requirements on the course page to make sure that you have the right qualifications.

3. Use the Fees, Funding and Scholarship Search to find scholarships and other funding options open to you and check fees and costs for your course.

4. Check the deadlines on the course page and plan your time to submit your application well in advance – two or three weeks earlier, if you can.

5. Unless you are UK citizen and your first language is English, check if you need to book a language test.

6. Start your application by creating an account:


Register your referees as early as you can – references can be submitted at any time up until the deadline, before or after you submit your application


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Cost of attendance

Annual tuition fee£16,230 - £23,885*
Food£2,318 - £3,245
Accommodation£4,824 - £6,093
Social activities£369 - £1,105

Application Fee

Availability of Exchange program:Yes

Employment Rate(within one year)



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