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British Students Abroad: EU Countries

Question for Department for Education

UIN 67029, tabled on 8 March 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many undergraduate students have studied for their degree at a university in an EU country other than the UK in each year since 2010.

Answered on

13 March 2017

Latest information available from Eurostat shows that approximately 13,000 students whose country of origin was the UK were enrolled in higher education institutions in EU countries in 2014 (our 2013/14 academic year), and approximately 5,000 were studying for bachelor level degrees. Eurostat publishes these statistics on their website and they can be accessed using the web tool at the following link:

Discontinuities in the data collection do not allow for comparable statistics to be provided by Eurostat on enrolments on bachelor level degrees as far back to 2010. However, the total UK enrolments at all levels in EU countries are available back to 2001 (our 2000/01 academic year) at the following link:

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