One of the most distinguished schools in the study abroad domain, Oxford University is a unique and historic institution that is documented as being the oldest English university in the world. While it is not clear when the University of Oxford was established, historians believe that teaching existed in some form at the University as early as 1096 (11th century.)

One of the top universities, Oxford University continues to retain the top spot in the world university rankings. The university has been constantly ranked among the leading universities by QS World University Ranking, Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, and the US News & World Report ranking to name a few. Students wanting to know more about the latest Oxford University ranking can visit our website.

Against popular belief, Oxford University does not have a central campus. The Oxford University campus is segregated into 39 Oxford colleges, which are financially independent and self-governing but are connected to the central University in a federal system set up. There are also six permanent private halls, which are similar to colleges except that they tend to be smaller, and were founded by particular Christian denominations. The halls and colleges are close academic communities, which bring together students and researchers from different cultures, countries and disciplines.

When we talk about Oxford University courses, all Oxford colleges offer the same excellence in teaching, but they vary in size, location and facilities. There are roughly 100 major academic departments which are governed by the Faculty of Humanities; Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences; Faculty of Medical Sciences; and the Faculty of  Social Sciences. Each department organises teaching and research in a different subject area, from Anthropology to Zoology. There are also many smaller, specialist research centres and sub-departments. The University is also home to the largest library system in the UK with over 100 Oxford University libraries providing a wide range of library services that meet the needs of its students, academics and the international research community.

When we talk about Oxford University admissions, for the academic year 2020-2021, almost 24,000 people applied for undergraduate study and over 40,000 people applied for graduate study. Oxford usually has around 3,300 undergraduate places and about 5,500 graduate places each year. For 2020-2021, 3,298 students were admitted to the undergraduate programme and 5,715 accepted to post-graduate positions at the University. Studying at Oxford University has always been a dream for many Indians, and today 41 per cent of students and 48 per cent of the academic staff at Oxford University hail from countries outside the United Kingdom. Read: Oxford University Admission

When we talk about Oxford University Notable Alumni, Oxford University has a strong alumni base of more than 350,000 alumni spread across almost every country. Oxford's research activity involves more than 70 departments, the colleges, more than 1,800 academic staff, more than 5,500 research and research support staff, and more than 6,100 graduate research students. For the past 800 years, Oxford has been producing notable leaders such as Albert Einstein, Tony Blair, Bill Clinton, and Hugh Grant, to name a few.


Courses Duration 1st Year Tuition Fees
MBA/PGDM(1 Course) (12 months) INR 63.91 L
MS(34 Courses)          (9 months-3 years)      INR 22.37 L - 39.5 L
MIM(8 Courses)         (9-21 months) INR 23.85 L - 47.47 L
B.E. / B.Tech(5 Courses)      (3-4 years)     INR 35.18 L - 38.05 L
MBBS(1 Courses) (6 years)        INR 35.89 L


University of Oxford FAQs


Q. What is the Oxford University acceptance rate?

A. As per the official statistics released by Oxford University, the undergraduate courses recorded an acceptance rate of 16.79% for 2019-2020. The graduate programmes recorded an acceptance rate of 18.51% for the same year at the university.

Q. How difficult is it to get admission to Oxford University?

A. Well, with an acceptance rate of 17% admission to the University of Oxford is tough and includes candidates having to go through multiple stringent admission rounds as part of the application process. Candidates can check out the University of Oxford Admission FAQs on our website.

Q. What is the current Oxford University world ranking?

Q. How many colleges are there at Oxford University?

A. As per QS World University Rankings 2022, the University of Oxford has been ranked #2 with an overall score of 99.5. As per the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2022 the university has been ranked #1 and as per US News & World Report 2022 Best Global Universities Rankings - the University of Oxford has been ranked #5 with a global score of 87.1. Read: Oxford University Ranking
A. Oxford University is made up of more than 30 different colleges. Colleges are academic communities, where students usually have their tutorials. Each college has its own dining hall, common room and library, and lots of college groups and societies.

Q. What is the cost of studying at the University of Oxford?

A. As per the official university website, the cost of studying at Oxford University at the undergraduate level is between £29,460 and £37,510 for a single year. The cost of studying at the University of Oxford at the postgraduate level is between £24,450 and £29,160. Candidates can check out the Oxford University fee calculator on the official website.

Q. Can a student study at Oxford University for free?

A. The University of Oxford has a range of scholarships, financial aid and support for students to help manage their finances during their studies at the university. However, studying at the University of Oxford for free is next to impossible. Candidates can also check out study abroad scholarships on our official website.

Q. What is the cost of living at Oxford University?

A. The cost of living at Oxford University would require students to spend on, Food: £3,360 - £4,800, Accommodation: £7,860 - £9,480, Personal items: £1,560 - £3,000, Social activities: £540 - £1,380, Study costs: £540 - £1,200 and miscellaneous: £240 - £660 for an academic year (this is low range - high range of the rates of the activity.

Q. What are the popular courses at the University of Oxford?

A. As per the university statistics, at the undergraduate level maximum number of students enrolled in the following courses at the university, Economics & Management, Computer Science, Medicine, Maths & Computer Science and Biomedical Sciences (2018-2020). At the postgraduate level for 2019-2020, Social Sciences, Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences and Humanities received the maximum number of applications.

Q. When was the University of Oxford established?

A. There is no clear date of foundation, but teaching existed at Oxford in some form in 1096 and developed rapidly from 1167. A unique and historic institution, Oxford University is the oldest university in the English-speaking world.

Q. Who are the famous Oxford University Notable Alumni?

A. The famous Oxford University notable alumni include, Indira Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India; Dr Manmohan Singh, former Prime Minister of India; Chief Justice Mrs Sujata Vasant Manohar, former Judge of the Supreme Court of India; V S Naipaul, Nobel Prize-winning author, Mansoor Ali Khan ('Tiger') Pataudi, captain of the Indian cricket team and Vikram Seth, author among several others.

Q. Is Oxford better than Harvard?

A. This entirely depends on the parameters that are important to the applicant. If you talk about world university ranking, then QS World University Rankings 2022 has ranked the University of Oxford at No. 2 with an overall score of 99.5 and Harvard University at No. 5 with an overall score of 98. While the US News & World Report - Best Global Universities Rankings 2022, ranked the University of Oxford at #5 with a global score of 87.1 and Harvard University at # 1 with a global score of 100.

Q. Why makes Oxford University famous?

A. Gifted men and women have studied or taught at the University throughout its history. Among them are 28 British Prime Ministers, at least 30 international leaders, 55 Nobel Prize winners, and 120 Olympic medal winners, which are the top reasons that make the University of Oxford one of the most revered study abroad destinations.