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Higher Education: British Overseas Territories

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 6 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many students from British Overseas Territories have obtained places at London universities in each year since 1997; (168430)

(2) how many students from British Crown Dependencies have obtained places at London universities in each year since 1997.

I have been asked to reply.

The latest available information is given in the table. Figures for 2006/07 will be available in January 2008.

Entrants to Higher Education Institutions in London 1 from British Overseas Territories 2 and British Crown Dependencies 3 by Level of Study Academic years 1997/98 to 2005/06Level of studyAcademic yearEntrants from British Overseas TerritoriesEntrants from British Crown DependenciesPostgraduate1997/9815301998/9925301999/200010252000/0120302001/0210352002/0320502003/0420602004/0535502005/063045Undergraduate1997/9810751998/9920801999/2000151152000/01201102001/02151002002/03151352003/04151102004/05201052005/0620120Total1997/98251051998/99451051999/2000251402000/01401402001/02301352002/03351852003/04401702004/05501552005/0650165 1 Includes all Higher Education Institutions in London Government Office Region.2 British Overseas Territories are—Anguilla, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Montserrat, Pitcairn Islands, South Georgia and South Sandwich Isles, St. Helena and its Dependencies, Turks and Caicos Islands. But also Gibraltar and the Sovereign Base Areas of Cyprus, students from which are counted as EU nationals for fee purposes.3 British Crown Dependencies are—Isle of Man Channel Islands: Bailiwick of Jersey, Bailiwick of Guernsey (including Guernsey and its dependencies)Note: Numbers are on a Snapshot basis as at 1 December, and have been rounded to the nearest 5.Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).