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Hesa Data 2008 2009 Summary

  1. 1. Top level analysis of 2008/09 HESA dataGood news as student numbers continueto rise…The 2008–09 HESA data reveals that there were a total of 415,585 non-UK domiciled students in UKHE institutions in 2008–09. This represents an increase of 6.7 per cent on the previous year and agrowth of 38 per cent over the last six years. The number of non-EU domiciled students stands at277,800 (growth of 7.9 per cent on 2007–08).Where do our international students come from?China is still the number one sending country, while Saudi Arabia’s significant 45 per cent growth secures it a place in the top-ten.Top 10 non-EU sending countries Rank Country 2008-09 2007-08 % Growth 1 China 50,460 49,090 2.8% 2 India 36,105 27,905 29.4% 3 United States 21,815 21,985 -0.8% 4 Nigeria 15,105 12,680 19.1% 5 Malaysia 13,355 12,435 7.4% 6 Pakistan 10,190 9,840 3.6% 7 Hong Kong 10,080 10,250 -1.7% 8 Canada 6,475 6,070 6.7% 9 Taiwan 5,885 6,390 -7.9% 10 Saudi Arabia 5,640 3,880 45.4%I China remains the major sending country to the UK with over 50,000 students – an increase of 2.8 per cent on 2007–08. This is the first positive growth from China since 2004–05.I India continues to grow quickly with over 36,000 students in the UK in 2008–09. This is an increase of 29.4 per cent on 2007–08 and is a huge 189 per cent growth since 2002–03.I There has been a slight decline in the number of students from the USA, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
  2. 2. I Saudi Arabia has risen from 13th place to 10th place, with a year on year growth of 45.4 per cent.I There are now 1 countries (seven non-EU countries) that send over 10,000 students to the UK. 1I Just three countries – China, India, USA – account for 40 per cent of all non-EU students in UK HE.Education UK Partnership countriesIn addition to India and Nigeria, particularly strong growth was reported in students coming to the UK from Russia, Turkey,UAE and Vietnam. Country 2008-09 2007-08 % Growth Absolute 2007-08 to growth 2007-08 2008-09 to 2008-09 China 50,460 49,090 2.8% 1,370 India 36,105 27,905 29.4% 8,200 United States 21,815 21,985 -0.8% -170 Nigeria 15,105 12,680 19.1% 2,425 Malaysia 13,355 12,435 7.4% 920 Pakistan 10,190 9,840 3.6% 350 Hong Kong 10,080 10,250 -1.6% -170 Thailand 5,160 4,765 8.3% 395 Korea 4,840 4,585 5.5% 255 Japan 4,505 5,235 -13.9% -730 Singapore 3,515 3,205 9.6% 310 Russia 3,115 2,810 10.9% 305 Turkey 3,045 2,690 13.3% 355 UAE 2,825 2,425 16.5% 400 Vietnam 2,150 1,880 14.5% 270 Mexico 1,755 1,745 0.5% 10 Brazil 1,580 1,495 5.6% 85 Indonesia 1,120 1,030 8.5% 90
  3. 3. Countries recording significant growthThe graph below shows a selection of non-EU sending countries, which have recorded a significant growth over the last year(i.e. more than 15 per cent growth and sending more than 1,000 students).These countries are predominantly from the regions of Middle East and North Africa and Central and South Asia. Growth 2007/8 2008/9 700 Philippines 1125 61.00% 1230 Kazakhstan 1585 28.90% 1340 Kuwait 1615 20.40% 1825 Libya 2335 27.90% 2425 UAE 2825 16.50% 2675 Iran 3165 18.30% Bangladesh 2955 3625 22.70% 3880Saudi Arabia 5640 45.40% 12680 Nigeria 15105 19.10% 27805 India 36105 29.40% 0 5000 10000 15000 20000 25000 30000 35000 40000Growth in first year student numbers155,890 non-EU first year students enrolled in UK HE in 2008–09. This is an increase of 13.1 per cent on 2007–08.First year students from India grew by 40.9 per cent, Nigeria saw a 27.5 per cent increase, Saudi Arabia 71.8 per cent, Thailand16.8 per cent, Bangladesh 37.8 per cent.What level are they studying at?First Degree candidates are the largest group of non-EU students (38 per cent, 155,610 students) closely followed by PostGraduate Taught (36 per cent, 150,975). Other Undergraduate (54,275) and Postgraduate Research (54,730) each account forjust over 13 per cent. 180000How does this compare to previous years? 160000 1556102002-03 – 2008–09 witnessed a steady increase at 140000Postgraduate Taught and First Degree level. Postgraduate 109260 150975Research numbers have also risen over the same period but 120000less significantly. The total for Other Undergraduate has 100000plateaued since 2006–07. 100505 80000 60000 54730 Other 50270 Undergraduate 40000 54275 13.1% Postgraduate 40920 Postgraduate Taught 36.3% 20000 Research 13.2% 0 2002/03 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 First Degree 37.4% Postgraduate Research Postgraduate Taught First Degree Other Undergraduate
  4. 4. What subjects are they studying?The most popular subject areas for non-EU students in 08-09 continue to be Business and Administrative studies (81,245students), and Engineering and Technology (37,600 students).Focussing once more on new (first year) students by subject area, it appears that the real growth area is Computer Science; a35.1per cent increase compared to 2007–08, moving from fifth place to fourth place. A sizeable proportion of these newstudents were recruited from India; the number of first year Indian students studying Computer Science courses more thandoubled in 2008–09 compared to 2007–08. In addition, Law moved up from seventh place to sixth, Education 1 place to 1thtenth and Historical and Philosophical studies 13th to 12th, representing a significant increase in first year students.A wealth of data at your fingertipsMembers can use our online interactive HESA data-mining tool to produce further statistical reports and charts in a user-friendlyformat. This allows you to analyse, cross-tabulate and drill-down to investigate where students are coming from and what theyare studying. To use the tool, please visit: http://www.britishcouncil.org/eumd/statistics/Our holistic EMI portfolio also includes the following innovations:Student Decision Making (SDM) – A global on-line survey capturing aspirational data from over 100,000 prospectiveapplicants looking to study overseas, thereby empowering a UK institution to tailor their marketing approaches accordingly.Members can access primary data collected by our SDM survey in a real-time, online, interactive, data-mining tool and viatailor-made automated reports.Early reporting of international student data – This is an initiative to improve the immediacy of international student data. Itallows for an instant insight into enrolment trends of other institutions by country, by subject, by year of course.To find out more about how you can use these tools and more, please visit: http://www.britishcouncil.org/eumd-emi-data-products.htmContact usWe hope that you have found this summary useful. If you have anyquestions or comments, please get in touch.Education UK PartnershipBritish CouncilBridgewater House58 Whitworth StreetManchester M1 6BBUnited KingdomT: +44 (0) 161 957 7069E: education.market.intelligence@britishcouncil.orgwww.britishcouncil.org/eumd-partnership.htm

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