Overseas Students:Written question - HL2848

Asked by Lord Ashcroft
Asked on: 17 November 2014
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Overseas Students
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the export earnings which derive from foreign students attending United Kingdom universities.
Answered on: 26 November 2014
In the Government’s International Education Strategy, published in July 2013, the value of international higher education students to the UK was valued at £9.7bn. The international education strategy can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/international-education-strategy-global-growth-and-prosperity More recent data for the 2012/13 academic year is now available. Based on this, BIS estimates that UK exports attributable to international higher education students were £10.4bn.

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