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University Funding

Volume 301: debated on Friday 21 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what is the amount of state financial support per student in (a) Oxford, (b) Cambridge and (c) all universities. [16437]

In the current academic year, public funding for teaching per student is some £5,800 at Oxford and Cambridge and an average of £4,000 per student at other universities.In addition, students are entitled to apply for maintenance support in the form of grants and loans. In 1995–96 (the latest figures available) the average maintenance grant per student was £1,390 and the average loan was £1,250.