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Overseas Students: Fees and Charges

Volume 494: debated on Wednesday 17 June 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how much has been received by universities in fees from foreign students taught in higher education institutions in each year since 2006; (269161)

(2) when he plans to answer question 269161, tabled on 1 April 2009, on fees received from foreign students taught in higher education institutions.

The latest published information on course fees paid by non-EU domiciled students is shown in the table. This is the only centrally-held information available regarding institutions’ income from foreign students. This is shown alongside the total income of higher education institutions in England.

Non-EU domiciled students HE course fees and total income English higher education institutions, academic year 2006/07 and 2007/08

£ 000

Non-EU domiciled course fees

Total income

2006/07

1,472,893

17,591,618

2007/08

1,619,689

19,400,191

Source:

Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) student finance record.