This is how many international students go to each Russell Group university
Some unis get over a third of their income from international students
Russell Group unis are getting more and more diverse and new stats from HESA show that between 2019/20 and 2020/21, there was an increase of 48,500 non-UK students.
Universities generally go a long way to attract international students – mostly because they pay way more than the £9,250 UK students fee.
At some Russell Group unis, fees from international students make up nearly a third of their total income.
Out of all the Russell Group, London unis have the highest proportion of international students. LSE, Imperial and UCL top the list – all with over 50 per cent of their student cohort being made up of internationals.
At the other end of the spectrum, Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Nottingham have the lowest, with around only 20 per cent of their students being international.
Oxbridge stand firmly in the middle of table for Russell Group unis, both with a 30 per cent proportion of international students.
The percentage of international students at each Russell Group university:
London School of Economics and Political Science – 67.11 per cent
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine – 52.71 per cent
University College London – 51.10 per cent
The University of Edinburgh – 41.21 per cent
King’s College London – 40.45 per cent
The University of Manchester – 39.49 per cent
The University of Sheffield – 36.79 per cent
The University of Glasgow – 35.66 per cent
The University of Oxford – 33.26 per cent
The University of Cambridge – 32.81 per cent
Queen Mary University of London – 32.66 per cent
The University of Southampton – 31.48 per cent
University of Durham – 29.93 per cent
The University of Leeds – 28.38 per cent
The University of Bristol – 27.16 per cent
The University of Liverpool – 26.74 per cent
The University of York – 25.73 per cent
The University of Birmingham – 25.25 per cent
The University of Exeter – 25.22 per cent
Newcastle University – 23.82 per cent
Cardiff University – 23.05 per cent
University of Nottingham – 21.56 per cent
Queen’s University Belfast – 19.65 per cent