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Overseas Students

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 25 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of overseas students studying in England are from (a) India, (b) Pakistan, (c) China, (d) Japan, (e) the United States and (f) Europe. (96201)

The latest available information is shown in the following table for 2004/05. Figures for 2005/06 will be available in January 2007.

Number and percentage of overseas higher education students1 studying at higher education institutions in England

Number of students

Percentage of students

India

13,555

5.1

Pakistan

5,965

2.2

China

45,740

17.0

Japan

5,610

2.1

United States

11,065

4.1

Europe2

90,140

33.6

Other

96,220

35.9

Total overseas

268,300

100.0

1 Figures cover postgraduate and undergraduate students on full-time and part-time courses. They cover overseas students who study for the whole of their course in England. They exclude overseas students who study part of their course (e.g. one term) in England as part of an exchange scheme. In 2004/05 there were a total of 26,000 of these students. 2 Includes students from the EU. Notes: 1. Figures are based on the HESA Standard Registration Population. 2. Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 5, so components may not sum to totals. Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students enrolled on higher education courses in the north-east region in each of the last five years. (96202)

The latest available information is shown in the following table for 2000/01 to 2004/05. Figures for 2005/06 will be available in January 2007.

Number of students 1 enrolled on higher education courses at higher education institutions in the north-east government office region

Academic year

Number of students in north-east GO region

2000/01

82,040

2001/02

87,175

2002/03

94,400

2003/04

98,575

2004/05

100,085

1 Figures cover postgraduate and undergraduate students from the UK and overseas on full-time and part-time courses.

Note:

Figures are on a HESA Standard Registration Population basis.

Figures have been rounded to the nearest 5.

Source:

Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) student record data.