HC Deb 10 December 1987 vol 124 cc220-1W
Mr. David Nicholson

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what were the numbers of students registered at universities in the United Kingdom from countries outside the EEC, defined by country of origin, in each of the years since 1978.

Mr. Jackson

The required information for 1986 for countries with more than 250 students is shown in the table. Information for all countries could be provided only at disproportionate cost. In addition, there were 7,000 students from other non-EC countries. Information for earlier years has been published in "Statistics of Students from abroad in the United Kingdom", by the British Council, a copy of which is in the Library.

Students from abroad in United Kingdom universities
Hong Kong 4,729
United States 4,202
Malaysia 3,788
Singapore 1,606
Nigeria 1,493
Norway 1,104
Iraq 1,061
Algeria 1,059
Iran 1,044
Canada 952
Cyprus 719
China 716
Kenya 688
India 650
Pakistan 634
Saudi Arabia 575
Japan 444
Brazil 419
Egypt 419
Zambia 392
Australia 363
Jordan 356
Cameroon 336
Lebanon 330
Sri Lanka 324
South Africa 316
Indonesia 286
Bangladesh 280
Tanzania 261
Total 29,546