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
Number of enrolments
Rest of UK
EU (excluding UK)
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).