§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Education and Skills (Baroness Ashton of Upholland)
The latest available information is shown in the table. Comparable information for schools is not held centrally.
Top 10 overseas countries with most students studying in England 2001–02 Numbers HE institutions1 Greece 22,100 China 15,900 Germany 10,600 France 10,100 United States 9,700 Hong Kong 7,600 Malaysia 7,500 Republic of Ireland 6,200 Spain 6,200 Japan 5,800 FE sector institutions1 China 5,900 Spain 4,300 France 2,800 Czech Republic 2,200 Italy 2,200 Germany 2,200 India 2,100 Japan 1,800 Pakistan 1,700 Turkey 1,600 1 Covers all HE and FE students in institutions funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). 2Covers all HE and FE students in institutions funded by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC).
Learning and Skills Council; Higher Education Statistics Agency. Numbers have been rounded to nearest 100.