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Overseas Students

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 10 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills which 50 (a) universities and (b) further education colleges have the highest numbers of non-European Union students registered for courses; and how many such students each has registered. (170438)

The information is as follows:

(a) The latest available information for universities is given in the following table. Figures for 2006/07 will be available in January 2008.

50 higher education institutions in England with the highest number of non-EU enrolments1, academic year 2005/06

Higher Education Institution

Non-EU enrolments

The University of Manchester

5,195

The University of Nottingham

4,830

The University of Warwick

4,500

The University of Oxford

4,195

London School of Economics and Political Science

4,160

Middlesex University

3,825

London Metropolitan University

3,755

The University of Cambridge

3,730

University College London

3,535

The University of Greenwich

3,235

Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

3,170

The University of Leeds

3,075

University of the Arts, London

2,980

The University of Birmingham

2,955

The University of Northumbria at Newcastle

2,925

The University of Sheffield

2,790

City University

2,740

The University of Westminster

2,670

University of Hertfordshire

2,600

The University of Sunderland

2,455

The University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

2,360

The University of Leicester

2,320

King’s College London

2,305

Loughborough University

2,305

Queen Mary and Westfield College

2,235

The University of Southampton

2,130

The University of Bath

2,085

The University of Wolverhampton

2,040

Oxford Brookes University

2,040

London South Bank University

2,030

The University of Bradford

1,985

The University of East London

1,975

The University of Bristol

1,960

The University of Essex

1,940

The University of Portsmouth

1,895

University of Durham

1,890

The University of York

1,830

The University of Surrey

1,785

Brunel University

1,725

Kingston University

1,715

Coventry University

1,670

The University of Hull

1,645

The University of Lancaster

1,635

The University of Liverpool

1,610

The Manchester Metropolitan University

1,580

University of Bedfordshire

1,565

Leeds Metropolitan University

1,555

Sheffield Hallam University

1,490

Royal Holloway and Bedford New College

1,470

The University of Kent

1,460

Others

39,410

Total

164,975

1 Figures cover postgraduate and undergraduate students on full-time and part-time courses.

Note:

Figures are calculated on a snapshot basis as at the 1 December and have been rounded to the nearest 5.

Source:

Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

(b) Figures for students participating on further education courses funded by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) can be derived from the LSC individualised learner record (ILR). The following table shows for 2005/06, the latest year for which full year data are available, the 26 providers delivering LSC funded further education courses with the highest numbers of non-UK students, broken down by whether the students are from the European Union or not. Figures on numbers of non-EU students at providers other than these ones are not readily available.

Providers delivering LSC funded further education courses

EU

Non-EU

Total non-UK

Cambridge Regional College

272

2,518

2,790

Chichester College

1,350

704

2,054

Newcastle College

193

1,353

1,546

Central Sussex College

1,242

299

1,541

Kent County Council

890

599

1,489

South Tyneside College

148

1,305

1,453

Boston College

1,148

220

1,368

Workers' Educational Association

531

819

1,350

Sussex Downs College

628

615

1,243

Gloucestershire College of Arts and Technology

708

392

1,100

Guildford College of Further and Higher Education

553

473

1,026

Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College

507

508

1,015

Brooklands College

671

341

1,012

Croydon London Borough Council

685

326

1,011

Blackpool and the Fylde College

222

755

977

Barnfield College

408

557

965

Richmond Adult Community College

762

202

964

Sheffield College, The

717

235

952

Tresham Institute of Further and Higher Education

804

119

923

West Cheshire College

830

85

915

Liverpool Community College

197

700

897

Bradford College

121

723

844

City College Manchester

48

782

830

The City Literary Institute

679

151

830

Solihull College

574

235

809

Morley College

665

236

801

Source:

ILR July 2006.