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S5W-16894: Peter Chapman (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 24 May 2018

To ask the Scottish Government (a) how many and (b) what percentage of students at medical schools are from (i) Scotland, (ii) the rest of the UK, (iii) the rest of the EU and (iv) non-EU countries.

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 11 June 2018

The number of enrolments studying medicine in 2016-17 at Scottish Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and the percentage share by region of domicile can be found in the following table:

Enrolments on Medicine Courses at Scottish HEIs by Region of Domicile, 2016-17

Domicile

Number of enrolments

Percentage share

Scotland

3,260

52.2%

Rest of UK

1,710

27.4%

EU (excluding UK)

280

4.5%

Non-EU

995

15.9%

Total

6,245

100.0%

 

Source: HESA student data, SG analysis

Figures have been rounded to the nearest 5.

Percentages calculated on unrounded figures.

Medicine has been defined by HESA JACS codes A100 (Pre-clinical medicine) and A300 (Clinical medicine).