EU students at UK universities

16th March 2001 at 00:00
The number of students from other European Union countries attending UK universities has fallen by an eighth since tuition fees were introduced in 1998.

In 1998-99, there were almost 16,000 full-time EU students but numbers fell to 14,000 in 2000-1. The drop looks set to continue this year as applications for UK courses starting in Sepember have fallen by more than 2,000.

However, figures given by Malcolm Wicks, lifelong learning minister, in answer to Tory education spokesperson Tim Boswell, show that the number of students from other overseas countries has continued to rise.

Compiled by Jon Slater from Hansard. PQs can be found at

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