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Overseas students: the impact on domestic student numbers

Stephen  Machin,  Richard  Murphy,  October 2014
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Keywords: Overseas students; crowding out

JEL Classification: I20; I21; I28

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The rapid influx of international students into UK universities over the past two decades has expanded the number of places available for domestic postgraduates, according to research by Stephen Machin and Richard Murphy. Universities seem to use the extra fees from overseas students to subsidise domestic postgraduates. Their study also finds that domestic undergraduate numbers have been unaffected. Strict quotas on the numbers of domestic undergraduates have probably impeded their growth.

CentrePiece 19 (2) Autumn2014 pages: 02-May-2015 00:00:00

This article summarises 'Paying Out and Crowding Out? The Globalisation of Higher Education' by Stephen Machin and Richard Murphy, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1299, September 2014