HL Deb 20 April 2004 vol 660 c21WA
Lord Chan

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Which 10 countries send the largest number of students to study in the United Kingdom in schools, colleges and universities. [HL2254]

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
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.