HC Deb 27 November 1975 vol 901 c294W
Mr. Parker

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what international arrangements exist for the support of overseas students in the United Kingdom; and to what extent they can be used before local education authorities are asked to assist in their support.

Mr. Ennals

There are about 1,500 awards a year for overseas students to study in Britain, made by the United Nations, OECD, and the Council of Europe, and a further 650 awards are made by the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission. In addition, about 8,000 students from developing countries are supported under the British aid programme. A further number receive support from their own Governments.

These generally provide for the support of the student throughout his course.