At a time where the UK is debating the impact of a “Brexit” or “Bremain” vote in the upcoming EU referendum (23 June 2016), Universities UK (UUK) most recent report suggests that EU students at UK universities generate £3.7bn for the UK economy and support over 34,000 jobs in all corners of the country.
Looking at UUK’s report into more details, I extracted key figures illustrating the impact of EU students across all regions and nations of the UK.
EU students in the UK:
Currently, there are around 125,000 students from other EU countries studying at UK universities.
EU students represent 5% of the total UK student population and the top 5 EU countries sending students to the UK are:
1 – Germany [13,675 students],
2 – France [11,955],
3 – Ireland [10,905],
4 – Italy [10,525] and
5 – Greece [10,130].
UUK’s analysis (which is based on 2011–12 student number figures) also shows that students are spending on and off-campus:
EU students’ impact at regional level translates as follow:
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