Surge in International Student Population in Northern Ireland Adds £1bn to Economy

In 2021-22, more than 14,500 students from non-EU nations were studying in the universities of Ireland.

Overseas students in the universities of Northern Ireland come from 135 countries. 

Majority of students are from India, the Philippines, and China.

Each overseas student spends somewhere between £15,000 to £30,000 for academic programmes in Northern Ireland.