University of Oxford Graduate Acceptance Rate


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University of Oxford Graduate Acceptance Rate

Graduate admissions statistics

Applications for graduate study have increased by 125% since 2005.

Our graduate students represent many countries and cultures, and are from a wide variety of academic and professional backgrounds.

Graduate headline figures

  • The total number of applications in the 2015-16 entry year was 24,645, compared to 21,683 for 2014-15 entry
  • 8,602 applications (34.9%) were for graduate research degrees and 16,043 were for graduate taught degrees (65.1%)
  • The total number of acceptances in the 2015-16 admissions year was 5,312
  • 6,288 applications (25.5%) came from UK citizens; 4,725 (19.2%) from EU (non-UK) citizens and 13,632 (55.3%)from Non-EU citizens
  • 1,936 acceptances (36.5%) were from UK citizens, 1,149 (21.5%) from EU (non-UK) citizens and 2,227 (42%) from Non-EU citizens

Graduate admissions statistics for the 2015-16 admission cycle, are available to download here

Graduate Admissions statistics for previous years