HC Deb 31 January 1967 vol 740 c74W
Mr. Mackintosh

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many British students are engaged in full-time courses of study in the United States, Canada, France and Germany in comparison with the number of students from these countries engaged on similar courses in Great Britain; and how far the British students abroad are required to pay fees representing the whole, a large part or a small part of the full cost of their education.

Mr. Goronwy Roberts

U.N.E.S.C.O. Statistical Yearbook, 1965, Table 18 contains the following figures for education at the "third level" in 1964.

Overseas students studying in U.K. U.K. Students studying in overseas countries
U.S.A 1,405 1,959
Canada 657 687 (1963)
France 71 1,158
Germany 269 342

These figures however, are not comparable. The first column relates to universities only, whereas half the overseas students doing higher education in this country are attending colleges of further education.

I have no comprehensive information on the costs of courses provided abroad.