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Asked on: 23 January 2019
Department for Education
Foreign Students
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the change has been in the number of UK students studying abroad between 2016 and 2018.
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Answered by: Chris Skidmore
Answered on: 28 January 2019

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) collect and publish the number of UK students studying wholly overseas. Tertiary education is defined as International Standard Classification of Education levels 5-8. Statistics on mobile UK students studying abroad in 2016 and 2017 have been provided in the table. Data for 2018 has still to be published by UNESCO.

UK DOMICILED STUDENTS STUDYING ABROAD 2016 to 2017

Year

Number of UK students studying tertiary education programmes abroad

2016

34,017

2017

34,025

Source: UNESCO, internationally mobile tertiary students studying abroad (2016 to 2017), data available at http://data.uis.unesco.org/.

In addition, ERASMUS collect and publish further information on the number of students studying overseas as part of their studies at their UK university, available at http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/about/statistics_en.

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