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Overseas Students: Scholarships

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 17 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many doctoral students from Commonwealth countries have received scholarships from his Department in each year since 1997. (243997)

The Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Award scheme has been operating since 2004 through the Research Councils. The Department for Trade and Industry previously had responsibility.

There have been approximately 560 scholar posts to the universities and we have had nationality data from the universities for approximately 420 scholars to date, which reveals 100 from Commonwealth member states.