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Foreign Students

Department for Education written question – answered on 27th June 2018.

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Photo of Nigel Dodds Nigel Dodds Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Reform and Constitutional Issues), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Brexit), DUP Westminster Leader

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students have enrolled in international higher education programmes in each of the last five years.

Photo of Sam Gyimah Sam Gyimah Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Higher Education), Minister of State (Education)

Data on UK students studying abroad is published by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at tertiary level and is available at the following link: http://uis.unesco.org/en/uis-student-flow. Tertiary education is defined as International Standard Classification of Education levels 5-8.

Year

Number of UK students studying tertiary education programmes abroad

2013

28,566

2014

29,975

2015

31,433

2016

33,111

2017

33,109

Source: UNESCO, Internationally mobile tertiary students studying abroad (2013-2017)

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