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Volume 455: debated on Friday 26 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many foreign students attended universities in England in each year since 1996; (111372)

(2) how many students attended universities in England in each year since 1996.

The latest available information is shown in the table.

Higher Education students in all UK Higher Education institutions, split by the students domicile for 1996/97 to 2005/06

Students from:

Academic year

UK

EU1

Other Overseas2

Total

1996/97

1,532,205

84,795

101,910

1,718,910

1997/98

1,558,585

92,850

108,115

1,759,555

1998/99

1,598,945

98,190

108,940

1,806,075

1999/2000

1,604,520

98,500

113,345

1,816,365

2000/01

1,643,865

97,395

122,330

1,863,590

2001/02

1,699,885

91,765

135,505

1,927,155

2002/03

1,764,945

90,835

164,395

2,020,180

2003/04

1,832,975

89,975

185,505

2,108,455

2004/05

1,870,715

98,855

189,575

2,159,145

2005/06

1,880,230

103,735

192,370

2,176,335

1 Includes from 2004/05 the 10 countries that joined the EU on 1 May 2004.

2 Excludes from 2004/05 the 10 countries that joined the EU on 1 May 2004.

Note:

Figures have been rounded to the nearest 5, and are based on a snapshot count of students as at 1 December of each year.

Source:

Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).