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Higher Education: Overseas Students

Volume 502: debated on Tuesday 8 December 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students from outside the EU have entered higher education programmes from further education institutions since 1997. (303338)

The information is shown in the table.

Accepted applicants to full-time undergraduate courses in the UK— Non EU overseas students who submitted their application from a UK address

Year of entry

Centre through which their application was submitted

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Art design and performing arts

137

154

156

171

220

120

118

95

110

83

63

24

Further education

797

471

472

462

861

1432

1863

1817

1467

1325

1350

1632

Sixth form centre/college

143

141

175

173

214

258

331

365

331

286

219

240

Total

1077

766

803

806

1295

1810

2312

2277

1908

1694

1632

1896

Source:

UCAS

Non EU applicants who submitted their application from a UK address are those who had a correspondence address in the UK with a valid postcode The centre identified is that through which the application was received, though the applicant may not be studying at that centre (at the time of application).