The benefits and costs of international higher education students to the UK economy


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Author: Cannings, James; Halterbeck, Maike; Conlon, Gavan


With 679,970 international students studying for qualifications at higher education institutions across the United Kingdom - equivalent to 24 per cent of all higher education (HE) students in 2021/22 - international students contribute significantly to our economic and social prosperity, both in the short term during their studies as well as in the medium to longer term after they graduate. Given the continuing importance of international students as a source of export revenues, alongside the ongoing political debate relating to potential visa restrictions for international students'...  [+] Show more

Subjects: International education; Outcomes; Higher education; Economics; Statistics

Keywords: International students; Economic impact; Economic analysis; Cost; Cost benefit analysis; Fees; Grant; Enrolment; Geographic distribution; Government role; Data analysis

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: London Economics, 2023

Physical description: xx, 87 p. (full report) + 34 p. (summary report)

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The first report, 'The costs and benefits of international students by parliamentary constituency', is available in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 145.1003 and the second report, 'The costs and benefits of international higher education students to the UK economy', is available in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 145.1002.
On cover: Report for the Higher Education Policy Institute, Universities UK International, and Kaplan International Pathways

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 152.561

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