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Overseas Students

Volume 489: debated on Tuesday 17 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what percentage of the annual income of each university in England came from foreign students in each of the last 10 years. (259143)

Information on course fees paid by non-EU domiciled students is shown in the tables, which will be placed in the House Libraries. This is the only centrally-held information available regarding institutions' income from foreign students. This is shown as a proportion of the total income of each higher education institution in England. Figures for the 1997/98 academic year are not available.

The increase in non-EU student recruitment in the last 10 years demonstrates the growing international reputation of UK universities and should be welcomed. It is important to stress that this growth has not been at the expense of UK students. Non-EU students attract no HEFCE funding and do not have access to the student finance package.