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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Not Beyond Distance

Top 10 universities for offshore students:
University of London 36,425
Open University 26,715
University of Wales 11,335
University of Leicester 11,110
Heriot-Watt University 8,570
Middlesex University 7,050
University of Bradford 6,575
University of Nottingham 5,635
University of Derby 4,770
Staffordshire University 4690
University of Northumbria at Newcastle 4685
University of Sunderland 3985
University of Greenwich 3745
University of Central Lancashire 3550
London Metropolitan University 3310
University of Hertfordshire 2820
University of Manchester 2770
University of Strathclyde 2630
University of Portsmouth 2380
Liverpool John Moores University 2265
British universities have long relied on the roughly £2.5bn that overseas students bring when they come to the UK to study, but the new figures reveal for the first time the extent to which students are taking UK higher education qualifications overseas. With student numbers at home restricted by the government, many British universities are looking to expand their offshore operations to reach a potentially enormous market of students seeking the prestige of a UK degree but without the means to travel abroad.