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Overseas Students

Volume 489: debated on Thursday 19 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many students from other EU member states in receipt of (a) full, (b) partial and (c) no maintenance grants (i) from each local authority in England and (ii) attending English universities there (A) were in 2007-08 and (B) are in 2008-09. (264457)

The data provided in the three tables placed in the House Libraries show the number of students in receipt of full, partial and nil maintenance from each award authority in England for pre-2008 entry cohorts in academic years 2007/08 and 2008/09 as well as for the 2008 entry cohort in 2008/09.

Students attending English universities from outside the UK and within the EU are not generally entitled to a maintenance grant.

However the data provided include certain groups of EU nationals for example those who have lived in the UK and Islands three years prior to the start of their course, EEA migrant workers and certain family members.

Data exclude students who started their course in 2004/05 and 2005/06 and received a Higher Education Grant.