In 2012/13 there were 425,265 non-UK domiciled students studying at UK HE providers. This was a fall in numbers from 435,235 the year before following a continuous year-on-year rise since HESA started collecting data in 1995. Unsurprisingly the highest numbers of students came from the world's two most populous countries, China and India.
In the same year 598,925 students were studying overseas for UK qualifications. These students did not come to the UK but were either studying at overseas campuses, on joint courses with partner institutions or distance learning. The highest numbers of these students were studying in Malaysia and Singapore.