Financial Statements

The Financial Statements 2015/16 are now available.  Statements from previous years are published on the University's Fees and Funding page. You can read our Financial Statements 2015/16 commentary (211kb)

A focus on our income sources shows us that:

  1. The largest source – £537.4m, which accounts for 40% of total income – is external research funding, from bodies such as research councils, charities, trusts, foundations, and industry. Oxford consistently has the highest external research income of any university in the UK.
  2. 15% comes from government grants through the Higher Education Funding Council for England and the National College for Teaching and Leadership. 
  3. Other income includes annual transfers from Oxford University Press, income from the commercialisation of research, and philanthropic support makes up 22% of income.
  4. Academic fees, from both undergraduates and postgraduates, makes up 22% of income.
  5. Investment income makes up 1% of income.

Contact details

For further information, please contact:

Finance Communications Team
Telephone: 01865 (6)16072
Email: finance.communications@admin.ox.ac.uk

The Press Office
Telephone: 01865 (2)80528
Email: press.office@admin.ox.ac.uk