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Students

Volume 929: debated on Tuesday 5 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) if she will give the number of full-time students estimated for each of the years 1976–77 and 1977–78 in the following categories: (a) home postgraduate; financed by the Research Council or DES; self-financed; total, and (b) overseas postgraduate;

STUDENT OF FULL-TIME AND SANDWICH COURES: GREAT BRITAIN
thousands
1976–771977–78
Self-supporting*TotalSelf-supporting*Total
Home students—
University—
Postgraduate13321029
Undergraduate1020910219
Further education—
Advanced61196133
Non-advanced6029560313
Overseas students†—
University—
Postgraduate14191419
Undergraduate63156415
Further education—
Advanced1919
Non-advanced3132
* Estimated numbers of students not supported by awards from the Department of Education and Science, Scottish Education Department, the Research Councils, and the local education authorities.
† In 1975–76, the latest year for which figures are available, the Ministry of Overseas Development supported some 11,000 overseas students, including 4,823 postgraduate students and 2,121 students in other courses of higher and further education. It is expected that the numbers for 1976–77 and 1977–78 will not differ significantly