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International students at UK universities

Where do international students study in the UK? Our data shows the percentage of international students at each UK university.

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  1. International students by university

  2. Data sources

International students by university

This table shows the percentage of full-time international students taking a first degree in 2019/20 at CUG league table universities. Use this data to help your decision-making along with our league tables, course information and university profiles.

Institution % of International Students
Aberdeen 31.5%
Abertay 12.3%
Aberystwyth 19.2%
Anglia Ruskin 15.8%
Arts University Bournemouth 15.9%
Aston 8.3%
Bangor 15.7%
Bath 23.3%
Bath Spa 6.0%
Bedfordshire 27.0%
Birmingham 18.1%
Birmingham City 9.4%
Bishop Grosseteste 0.7%
Bolton 9.5%
Bournemouth 7.8%
Bradford 13.0%
Brighton 12.6%
Bristol 17.3%
Brunel 21.5%
Buckingham 42.5%
Bucks New 7.4%
Cambridge 23.7%
Canterbury Christ Church 4.5%
Cardiff 12.2%
Cardiff Metropolitan 8.8%
Central Lancashire 12.3%
Chester 6.4%
Chichester 4.6%
City, University of London 31.7%
Conservatoire for Dance and Drama 28.6%
Courtauld Institute of Art 34.8%
Coventry 33.8%
Cumbria 4.4%
De Montfort 18.0%
Derby 11.1%
Dundee 13.6%
Durham 23.0%
East Anglia 14.3%
East London 12.3%
Edge Hill 0.8%
Edinburgh 31.8%
Edinburgh Napier 14.7%
Essex 29.0%
Exeter 20.0%
Falmouth 11.1%
Glasgow 22.1%
Glasgow Caledonian 7.8%
Glasgow School of Art 24.8%
Gloucestershire 5.1%
Goldsmiths 20.7%
Greenwich 20.8%
Guildhall School of Music and Drama 25.5%
Harper Adams 7.0%
Hartpury 8.6%
Heriot-Watt 18.2%
Hertfordshire 17.5%
Highlands and Islands 6.3%
Huddersfield 16.5%
Hull 13.2%
Imperial College London 49.4%
Keele 7.0%
Kent 17.4%
King's College London 40.8%
Kingston 14.1%
Lancaster 29.5%
Leeds 16.6%
Leeds Arts University 9.4%
Leeds Beckett 4.9%
Leeds Trinity University 1.8%
Leicester 16.5%
Lincoln 5.7%
Liverpool 26.1%
Liverpool Hope 3.5%
Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts 21.4%
Liverpool John Moores 6.4%
London Metropolitan University 10.2%
London School of Economics 53.0%
London South Bank 12.2%
Loughborough 13.0%
Manchester 31.6%
Manchester Metropolitan 6.8%
Middlesex 25.2%
Newcastle 15.1%
Newman 0.6%
Northampton 13.2%
Northumbria 11.4%
Norwich University of the Arts 7.5%
Nottingham 15.8%
Nottingham Trent 9.7%
Oxford 20.9%
Oxford Brookes 13.9%
Plymouth 10.1%
Plymouth College of Art 3.0%
Plymouth Marjon 1.5%
Portsmouth 18.0%
Queen Margaret 20.9%
Queen Mary 22.3%
Queen's – Belfast 11.4%
Ravensbourne 13.6%
Reading 20.6%
Robert Gordon 14.9%
Roehampton 8.1%
Rose Bruford College 10.5%
Royal Academy of Music 40.5%
Royal Agricultural University 9.4%
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama 21.7%
Royal College of Music 45.3%
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 30.6%
Royal Holloway 21.7%
Royal Northern College of Music 23.1%
Royal Veterinary College 28.9%
Salford 7.1%
Sheffield 23.3%
Sheffield Hallam 4.4%
SOAS University of London 33.4%
Solent University 20.9%
South Wales 15.2%
Southampton 18.7%
St Andrews 39.0%
St George's, University of London 9.6%
St Mary's 13.3%
Staffordshire 4.7%
Stirling 17.2%
Strathclyde 11.1%
Suffolk 11.8%
Sunderland 20.3%
Surrey 23.8%
Sussex 26.4%
Swansea 14.4%
Teesside 8.1%
Trinity Laban 22.6%
Ulster 5.4%
University College London 50.7%
University College of Osteopathy 12.5%
University for the Creative Arts 23.9%
University of the Arts London 48.0%
University of Wales Trinity Saint David 5.0%
Warwick 31.6%
West London 21.3%
West of England, Bristol 14.7%
West of Scotland 5.9%
Westminster 27.6%
Winchester 5.5%
Wolverhampton 8.2%
Worcester 13.2%
Wrexham Glyndŵr 4.0%
Writtle University College 6.0%
York 13.1%
York St John 4.4%
 
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Data sources

Based on data supplied by the Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited (HESA), 201920. To comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Human Rights Acts 1998, all student numbers are rounded to the nearest five.

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