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The Costs and Benefits of International Students by Parliamentary Constituency (in the UK)

11 January 2018

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The Higher Education Policy Institute and Kaplan International Pathways are jointly publishing a major new piece of research, The costs and benefits of international students by parliamentary constituency, undertaken by London Economics. It shows: the gross benefits – including tuition fees, other spending and economic knock-on effects – of international students amount to £22.6 billion. It shows: the gross benefits – including tuition fees, other spending and economic knock-on effects – of international students amount to £22.6 billion; these gross benefits are, on average, £87,000 for each EU student and £102,000 for each non-EU student; the public costs of hosting international students – including education, health and social security – total £2.3 billion; these public costs are, on average, £19,000 for each EU student and £7,000 for each non-EU student; the net impact (benefits minus costs) of hosting international students totals £20.3 billion; and this net impact is, on average, £68,000 for each EU student and £95,000 for each non-EU student.

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