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Overseas Students

Innovation, Universities and Skills written question – answered on 10th January 2008.

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Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Shadow Minister (14-19 Reform and Apprenticeships)

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills which 50 (a) universities and (b) further education colleges have the highest numbers of non-European Union students registered for courses; and how many such students each has registered.

Photo of Bill Rammell Bill Rammell Minister of State (Lifelong Learning, Further and Higher Education), Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills

The information is as follows:

(a) The latest available information for universities is given in the following table. Figures for 2006/07 will be available in January 2008.

50 higher education institutions in England with the highest number of non-EU enrolments( 1) , academic year 2005/06
Higher Education Institution Non-EU enrolments
The University of Manchester 5,195
The University of Nottingham 4,830
The University of Warwick 4,500
The University of Oxford 4,195
London School of Economics and Political Science 4,160
Middlesex University 3,825
London Metropolitan University 3,755
The University of Cambridge 3,730
University College London 3,535
The University of Greenwich 3,235
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine 3,170
The University of Leeds 3,075
University of the Arts, London 2,980
The University of Birmingham 2,955
The University of Northumbria at Newcastle 2,925
The University of Sheffield 2,790
City University 2,740
The University of Westminster 2,670
University of Hertfordshire 2,600
The University of Sunderland 2,455
The University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne 2,360
The University of Leicester 2,320
King's College London 2,305
Loughborough University 2,305
Queen Mary and Westfield College 2,235
The University of Southampton 2,130
The University of Bath 2,085
The University of Wolverhampton 2,040
Oxford Brookes University 2,040
London South Bank University 2,030
The University of Bradford 1,985
The University of East London 1,975
The University of Bristol 1,960
The University of Essex 1,940
The University of Portsmouth 1,895
University of Durham 1,890
The University of York 1,830
The University of Surrey 1,785
Brunel University 1,725
Kingston University 1,715
Coventry University 1,670
The University of Hull 1,645
The University of Lancaster 1,635
The University of Liverpool 1,610
The Manchester Metropolitan University 1,580
University of Bedfordshire 1,565
Leeds Metropolitan University 1,555
Sheffield Hallam University 1,490
Royal Holloway and Bedford New College 1,470
The University of Kent 1,460
Others 39,410
Total 164,975
(1) Figures cover postgraduate and undergraduate students on full-time and part-time courses.


Figures are calculated on a snapshot basis as at the 1 December and have been rounded to the nearest 5.


Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

(b) Figures for students participating on further education courses funded by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) can be derived from the LSC individualised learner record (ILR). The following table shows for 2005/06, the latest year for which full year data are available, the 26 providers delivering LSC funded further education courses with the highest numbers of non-UK students, broken down by whether the students are from the European Union or not. Figures on numbers of non-EU students at providers other than these ones are not readily available.

Providers delivering LSC funded further education courses EU Non-EU Total non-UK
Cambridge Regional College 272 2,518 2,790
Chichester College 1,350 704 2,054
Newcastle College 193 1,353 1,546
Central Sussex College 1,242 299 1,541
Kent County Council 890 599 1,489
South Tyneside College 148 1,305 1,453
Boston College 1,148 220 1,368
Workers' Educational Association 531 819 1,350
Sussex Downs College 628 615 1,243
Gloucestershire College of Arts and Technology 708 392 1,100
Guildford College of Further and Higher Education 553 473 1,026
Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College 507 508 1,015
Brooklands College 671 341 1,012
Croydon London Borough Council 685 326 1,011
Blackpool and the Fylde College 222 755 977
Barnfield College 408 557 965
Richmond Adult Community College 762 202 964
Sheffield College, The 717 235 952
Tresham Institute of Further and Higher Education 804 119 923
West Cheshire College 830 85 915
Liverpool Community College 197 700 897
Bradford College 121 723 844
City College Manchester 48 782 830
The City Literary Institute 679 151 830
Solihull College 574 235 809
Morley College 665 236 801

ILR July 2006.

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