Thousand fewer UK students at Oxbridge
There are more than a thousand fewer UK undergraduate students at Oxford and Cambridge universities than a decade ago, official figures show.
Student figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency and from the universities show 7% fewer UK undergraduates at Oxford and 5% fewer at Cambridge, compared with 2007-08.
Overseas undergraduate students rose by 51% at Oxford and 65% at Cambridge.
Oxford says it recruits the “best talent from around the world”.
Students from outside the EU pay higher fees and the more prestigious a university and course the greater the cost will likely be - more than £30,000 a year in some cases.
But a spokeswoman for Oxford said its overseas student intake had not been influenced by “the fees they may bring with them”.