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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

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International students by university

This table shows the proportion of first-degree international students in each of the UK's universities. Use this data to help your decision-making along with our league tables, course information and university profiles.

Institution % of International Students
Aberdeen 21.8%
Abertay 9.5%
Aberystwyth 12.7%
Anglia Ruskin 8.1%
Arts University Bournemouth 14.3%
Aston 8.0%
Bangor 10.9%
Bath 16.9%
Bath Spa 5.0%
Bedfordshire 10.9%
Birmingham 9.0%
Birmingham City 5.7%
Bishop Grosseteste 0.1%
Bolton 3.5%
Bournemouth 6.4%
Bradford 10.3%
Brighton 8.7%
Bristol 11.7%
Brunel 14.2%
Buckingham 22.5%
Bucks New 7.2%
Cambridge 11.6%
Canterbury Christ Church 3.4%
Cardiff 8.3%
Cardiff Metropolitan 8.4%
Central Lancashire 6.5%
Chester 3.1%
Chichester 2.6%
City, University of London 15.3%
Conservatoire for Dance and Drama 11.9%
Courtauld Institute of Art 8.3%
Coventry 22.7%
Cumbria 1.9%
De Montfort 10.1%
Derby 5.7%
Dundee 6.3%
Durham 14.3%
East Anglia 11.2%
East London 4.8%
Edge Hill 0.7%
Edinburgh 18.4%
Edinburgh Napier 11.1%
Essex 19.3%
Exeter 12.8%
Falmouth 11.3%
Glasgow 13.0%
Glasgow Caledonian 5.4%
Glasgow School of Art 19.9%
Gloucestershire 3.8%
Goldsmiths 11.9%
Greenwich 12.3%
Guildhall School of Music and Drama 16.2%
Harper Adams 1.9%
Heriot-Watt 10.7%
Hertfordshire 9.7%
Highlands and Islands 1.8%
Huddersfield 12.6%
Hull 8.5%
Imperial College London 24.0%
Keele 7.2%
Kent 14.6%
King's College London 18.4%
Kingston 9.6%
Lancaster 20.5%
Leeds 9.5%
Leeds Arts University 8.2%
Leeds Beckett 3.2%
Leeds Trinity University 0.9%
Leicester 11.1%
Lincoln 4.3%
Liverpool 18.9%
Liverpool Hope 1.7%
Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts 21.3%
Liverpool John Moores 3.8%
London Metropolitan University 7.6%
London School of Economics 21.2%
London South Bank 4.7%
Loughborough 8.8%
Manchester 19.1%
Manchester Metropolitan 5.1%
Middlesex 13.1%
Newcastle 9.7%
Newman 0.3%
Northampton 8.2%
Northumbria 6.5%
Norwich University of the Arts 7.4%
Nottingham 11.4%
Nottingham Trent 6.3%
Oxford 8.9%
Oxford Brookes 9.5%
Plymouth 6.6%
Portsmouth 11.4%
Queen Margaret 11.2%
Queen Mary 15.8%
Queen's – Belfast 5.5%
Ravensbourne 10.0%
Reading 14.1%
Robert Gordon 10.2%
Roehampton 5.5%
Rose Bruford College 18.9%
Royal Academy of Music 19.4%
Royal Agricultural University 5.4%
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama 11.9%
Royal College of Music 20.4%
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 20.9%
Royal Holloway 17.6%
Royal Northern College of Music 15.1%
Royal Veterinary College 15.4%
Salford 4.8%
Sheffield 12.5%
Sheffield Hallam 3.2%
SOAS University of London 13.9%
Solent University 12.8%
South Wales 8.4%
Southampton 11.7%
St Andrews 27.4%
St George's, University of London 5.9%
St Mary's 3.5%
Staffordshire 1.8%
Stirling 7.4%
Strathclyde 6.7%
Suffolk 2.1%
Sunderland 13.7%
Surrey 18.0%
Sussex 17.8%
Swansea 11.4%
Teesside 3.0%
Trinity Laban 15.6%
Ulster 3.4%
University College London 19.6%
University for the Creative Arts 10.4%
University of the Arts London 34.0%
University of Wales Trinity Saint David 2.1%
Warwick 17.2%
West London 9.9%
West of England, Bristol 8.4%
West of Scotland 5.4%
Westminster 17.0%
Winchester 4.9%
Wolverhampton 2.9%
Worcester 4.4%
Wrexham Glyndŵr 4.2%
Writtle University College 5.7%
York 8.3%
York St John 3.4%
 
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Data sources

Based on data supplied by the Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited (HESA), 2016–17. 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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