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Overseas Students: Fees and Charges

Question for Department for Education

UIN 51578, tabled on 2 November 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of the tuition fees expected to be paid to UK universities by overseas (a) EU and (b) non-EU students in each of the next five years.

Answered on

7 November 2016

In autumn 2015, as part of the Spending Review and Autumn Statement, the following estimates were published, based on forecasts by English universities. These forecasts only include English higher education institutions and do not separate out Home and EU students.

English Higher Education Institutions

Forecasts of fee income

Academic Year 2015/16 – 2019/20

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

2019/20

Total growth

Home and EU students (£m)

9,200

9,700

10,000

10,200

10,400

1,300

Non-EU income (£m)

3,800

4,200

4,600

4,700

4,900

1,000

Source: English universities’ forecasts, Higher Education Funding Council of England (HEFCE). Figures may not sum due to rounding.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/479749/52229_Blue_Book_PU1865_Web_Accessible.pdf

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