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University Admissions (Oxford And Cambridge)

Volume 301: debated on Wednesday 24 September 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what proportion of undergraduate students admitted to Oxford and Cambridge universities came from outside the European Union in the last year for which figures are available. [16760]

The most recent data available are for academic year 1996–97 and are given in the table:

Entrants1to undergraduate courses 1996–97
UniversityPercentage of non-EU undergraduate entrants
1 Students on their first year of study.
Mandatory awards in England and Wales1
Academic years 1991–92 to 1995–96Percentage of award holders receiving full, partial and nil rates of grant
Full maintenance grant3942444545
Partial maintenance grant3634333230
Nil maintenance grant2524222324




1 Made by LEAs in England and Wales to students normally domiciled in their area who are studying in the United Kingdom. Includes awards made to postgraduate students on courses of initial teacher training.

2 Excluding awards made by the London Residuary Body for which full details are not available.