To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many UK students have studied in higher education facilities in EU member states in each of the last five years.
7 February 2017
Data from The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) shows that there were approximately 13,000 UK students studying higher education courses wholly in other EU member states in 2014. The table below contains estimates for last five years of available data.
Estimated1 total number of internationally mobile students2 from the UK studying higher education courses wholly3 in other EU member states from 2010 to 2014
1 Estimates are made by the department using UNESCO data
2 UNESCO defines internationally mobile students as those “who have crossed a national or territorial border for the purpose of education and are now enrolled outside their country of origin.”
3 The figures above only include UK students that studied wholly in other EU member states. They do not include those studying on Erasmus and other placement schemes
In addition, an estimated 10,000 UK students studied in EU institutions as part of an Erasmus+ programme in academic year 2013/14. The table below shows estimates for the last five available years of data.
Outgoing UK Erasmus Student Mobility to EU member states from 2009/10 to 2013/14
Source: British Council information held as part of their Erasmus + programme management: https://www.erasmusplus.org.uk/file/1251/download