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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 UK university

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International students by UK university

This table shows the percentage of full-time international students taking a first degree in 2020/21 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 28.8%
Abertay 12.5%
Aberystwyth 18.9%
AECC University College 36.4%
Anglia Ruskin 14.6%
Arts University Bournemouth 15.6%
Aston 7.9%
Bangor 15.3%
Bath 23.3%
Bath Spa 5.9%
Bedfordshire 29.3%
Birmingham 19.5%
Birmingham City 8.7%
Bishop Grosseteste 1%
Bolton 9%
Bournemouth 7.2%
Bradford 12.7%
Brighton 13.2%
Bristol 18.8%
Brunel University London 23.4%
Buckingham 44.8%
Buckinghamshire New 5.8%
Cambridge 22.5%
Canterbury Christ Church 3.4%
Cardiff 12%
Cardiff Metropolitan 6.7%
Central Lancashire 14.3%
Chester 6.7%
Chichester 4.9%
City 29.7%
Courtauld Institute of Art 32%
Coventry 34.2%
Cumbria 4.4%
De Montfort 19.9%
Derby 10.4%
Dundee 15.3%
Durham 23.6%
East Anglia (UEA) 12.5%
East London 13.3%
Edge Hill 0.9%
Edinburgh 33.4%
Edinburgh Napier 13%
Essex 28.9%
Exeter 19.5%
Falmouth 9.7%
Glasgow 22.4%
Glasgow Caledonian 6.8%
Glasgow School of Art 23.4%
Gloucestershire 5.6%
Goldsmiths, University of London 21.5%
Greenwich 22.7%
Guildhall School of Music and Drama 25.7%
Harper Adams 6.5%
Hartpury 8.2%
Heriot-Watt 16.7%
Hertfordshire 19%
Highlands and Islands 6%
Huddersfield 15.3%
Hull 14.1%
Imperial College London 49.4%
Keele 6.9%
Kent 15.9%
King's College London 41.4%
Kingston 13%
LAMDA 23.8%
Lancaster 29.8%
Leeds 18.5%
Leeds Arts University 8.9%
Leeds Beckett 5.4%
Leeds Trinity 1.1%
Leicester 16.2%
Lincoln 5.3%
Liverpool 22.4%
Liverpool Hope 4.2%
Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts 19.6%
Liverpool John Moores 6.1%
London Metropolitan 9.2%
London School of Economics 54%
London South Bank 14.5%
Loughborough 13.1%
Manchester 33.6%
Manchester Metropolitan 6.5%
Middlesex 23.2%
Newcastle 15.1%
Newman 0.6%
Northampton 11.9%
Northumbria 11.9%
Norwich University of the Arts 6.3%
Nottingham 15.4%
Nottingham Trent 9.5%
Oxford 20.5%
Oxford Brookes 13.9%
Plymouth 10.9%
Plymouth College of Art 3.3%
Plymouth Marjon 1.2%
Portsmouth 17.3%
Queen Margaret 21%
Queen Mary, University of London 22.8%
Queen's, Belfast 12.1%
Ravensbourne 13.6%
Reading 21%
Robert Gordon 14%
Roehampton 11.8%
Rose Bruford 9.8%
Royal Academy of Music 45.1%
Royal Agricultural University 9.3%
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama 20.3%
Royal College of Music 45.6%
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 30%
Royal Holloway, University of London 18.8%
Royal Northern College of Music 22.7%
Royal Veterinary College 31.6%
Salford 6.5%
Sheffield 24.9%
Sheffield Hallam 3.9%
SOAS, University of London 28.7%
Solent 22.3%
South Wales 13.3%
Southampton 18.6%
St Andrews 39.7%
St George's, University of London 6.8%
St Mary's, Twickenham 17%
Staffordshire 3.8%
Stirling 19.4%
Strathclyde 10.1%
Suffolk 13.1%
Sunderland 18.1%
Surrey 20.6%
Sussex 26.7%
Swansea 14.1%
Teesside 6.5%
Trinity Laban 25.1%
Trinity Saint David 4.7%
Ulster 5.7%
University College London 54.3%
University College of Osteopathy 12.8%
University for the Creative Arts 22.3%
University of the Arts, London 47.9%
Warwick 31.5%
West London 25.7%
West of England, Bristol 14.5%
West of Scotland 5.5%
Westminster 26.7%
Winchester 5.2%
Wolverhampton 8.4%
Worcester 8.9%
Wrexham Glyndwr 3.8%
Writtle University College 5.9%
York 14.1%
York St John 4.4%
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Data sources

Based on data supplied by the Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited (HESA), published February 2022. 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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