§ Mr. Christopher Price
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many full-time and part-time students from overseas—as defined for fee purposes in higher education generally—are contained in the full-time equivalent students for 1980–81; and what fees they were charged.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
In 1980–81 the number of overseas students on full-time and sandwich courses of higher education was:
Universities (GB) 33,200 Public Sector Establishments (England) 17,500
The figures include students from EEC countries. No breakdown is available to show separately students from overseas on part-time courses.
Fees are determined by institutions. The following recommendations were issued in 1980–81 in relation to full-time non-EC students:
Students Continuing Courses Begun Before (Subsidised fees) Amount £ Postgraduate 1,525 Undergraduate/Advanced FE 1,165
Students Starting Courses on or after 1 September 1980 (Full cost fees) Amount £ Universities (GB): Such fees as institutions considered necessary to meet the cost of the education in question subject to minima as follows: Arts courses 2,000 Science courses 3,000 Clinical years of courses in Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science 5,000 Public Sector Institutions (England): Advanced Laboratory/workshop-based courses 3,300 Classroom-based courses 2,400
No recommendations were issued in relation to part-time non-EC students. EC students paid fees at the home rate. The following recommendations were issued in 1980–81 in relation to home students:
Amount £ Universities (GB): Postgraduate (full-time) 1,105 Undergraduate (full-time) 740 Public Sector (England): Advanced FE (designated courses) (full-time) 740 Advanced FE (non-designated courses) (full-time) 315 Advanced FE (part-time) *32.40 * Annual fee for one session per week.
No recommendations were issued in relation to part-time courses for home students at universities.