HC Deb 14 February 1978 vol 944 c195W
Mr. Kershaw

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the cost of providing higher education or technical training for an overseas student for one year.

Mr. Oakes

It is not possible to distinguish a separate cost for a place occupied by a student from overseas. However, in 1976–77 the gross average institutional recurrent cost in respect of all students attending establishments of higher and further education was:

£ (1977 survey prices)
Universities (Great Britain) 2,450
Polytechnics (England and Wales) 2,040
Other major establishments of further education (England and Wales) 1,140

These figures take no account of debt charges or the capital cost of provision. They are overall average costs which represent a wide range attributable to differences between the individual establishments, their location, the various subjects of study, and the level of course.