Thursday, 26 June 2014

Estimating dependency upon overseas student fee income

I posted yesterday on the impact on UK university finances of removing overseas tuition fees and, being at heart a numbers geek, I've been doing some more work with the data. I've now written a briefing note which you can find in the Resources page of my website, or download it directly here.

A headline finding to whet the appetite - over 80% of net UK university surpluses in 2012-13 can be attributed to overseas student fee income.  That's not just the total of the fee income, but the part of it which isn't spent on providing the tuition.

The arguments about student visas and the UKVI are a high-stakes game ...

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