24% rise in HE course fees from non-EU students
2002/03 Finance Plus released by HESA
The 2002/03 financial statements of higher education institutions in the UK show a 24% rise in HE course fees from non-EU overseas students. In 2001/02 income from these students was £875 million, this has risen to just over £1 billion in 2002/03. The number of students1 from non-EU countries has increased from 152,625 in 2001/02 to 184,685 in 2002/03, a rise of 21%.
The data is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency’s Finance Plus 2002/03 CD-ROM released today. Other increases in income from tuition fees & education grants & contracts were recorded for full-time undergraduates and postgraduates being charged non-standard rates, with both seeing a 17% rise.
The table below provides a detailed summary of the breakdown of income from tuition fees & education grants & contracts analysed by domicile, mode, level and source for 2001/02 and 2002/03.
|Home & EU
|i Full-time undergraduates charged standard rate fees||LEAs/SAAS/DENI||509586||497509||2%|
|ii Full-time undergraduates charged
non-standard rate fees
|iii Full-time postgraduates charged standard rate fees||LEAs/SAAS/DENI||31687||30580||4%|
|iv Full-time postgraduates charged non-standard rates||LEAs/SAAS/DENI||6113||7040||-13%|
|v Part-time undergraduates||LEAs/SAAS/DENI||10716||7974||34%|
|vi Part-time postgraduates||LEAs/SAAS/DENI||11753||7287||61%|
|Overseas (non-EU) domicile students||1085437||875485||24%|
|Total HE course fees||3410252||3034750||12%|
|Non-credit-bearing course fees||269554||248563||8%|
|FE course fees||20594||25002||-18%|
|Research training support grants||42694||29879||43%|
|Total tuition fees & education grants & contracts||3743094||3338194||12%|
The data also shows an increase in income of 43% from research training support grants to over £42.6 million in 2002/03 (£29.9 million in 2001/02). This includes grants made by research councils and other bodies in support of the training of research students.
Income from research grants and contracts shows an overall 7% rise between 2001/02 and 2002/03 from £2.4 billion to almost £2.6 billion. Office of Science and Technology (OST) research councils show the smallest increase at 2%. However, OST research councils contribute the most cash of all of the sources to research grants and contracts income at 32% of the overall total.
The table below shows research grants and contracts income for the sector by source, 2001/02 and 2002/03.
|Research grants and contracts||2002/03
|OST research councils||819997||805360||2%|
|UK based charities||652655||606885||8%|
|UK cent govt/local auths, health & hospitals||456162||413163||10%|
|UK industry/commerce/ public corps||257496||250232||3%|
Notes for editors
- Student data is not included in the HE Finance Plus 2002/03 product. Financial data in this press release is as returned to HESA in each individual academic year. Restated figures have not been used and so some numbers may differ slightly from some other publications. Data has not been adjusted for inflation.
- The standard rate fee in 2002-03 is £1,100 for full-time undergraduates and PGCE students and £2,870 for postgraduates. Sandwich students who are charged £540 in their placement year are returned under the standard rate. If a student only pays a portion of the standard rate before dropping out then the income received are returned under the standard rate. The non-standard rate is anything other than the above.
- Key to abbreviations:
LEAs Local Education Authorities NHS National Health Service SAAS Student Awards Agency for Scotland RONE Regional Offices of the NHS Executive DENI Department for Education Northern Ireland SHHD Scottish Home and Health Department
- Full finance statistics returns for publicly funded UK universities and higher education colleges are available in HESA’s latest HE Finance Plus 2002/03 CD-ROM.
- HESA also provides an Information Provision service for tailor-made data enquiries. Telephone 01242 211133 for more information.
- HESA is the central source for higher education statistics. HESA was set-up in 1993 following a Government White Paper ‘Higher Education: A New framework’, which called for more coherence in higher education statistics.
- Press enquiries should be directed to Press Officer at HESA, 95 Promenade, Cheltenham, GL50 1HZ; telephone: 01242 211133.