This second edition of 'The scale of UK higher education transnational education: Welsh providers' provides a snapshot analysis of where, at what level and through what type of provision Welsh TNE students studied during the 2018−19 academic year. It also puts some of the figures into context, by providing a longitudinal overview of trends in TNE.
9 Welsh higher education providers reported students studying through TNE.
55.5% of Welsh providers reported more than 1,000 TNE students each.
Welsh providers reported 30,265 students on TNE programmes, which is 9.0% of the total reported by UK providers.
Welsh TNE student numbers increased by 3,285 students (12.2%) from 2017−18.
Welsh TNE was reported in 138 countries and territories, more than ever before.
Welsh providers reported that 43.1% of TNE students were studying at undergraduate level and 56.9% at postgraduate level.
40.8% of TNE students at Welsh providers were studying through collaborative provision, followed by 38.6% studying through distance, flexible and distributed learning, 12.8% registered at an overseas partner organisation, and 2.2% registered at an overseas campus.
The European Union hosted the largest contingent of TNE students reported by Welsh providers in 2018−19 (39.7%), followed by Asia (37.0%), the Middle East (11.2%), Africa (10.2%), North America (1.4%), non-EU Europe (0.2%), Australasia (0.2%) and South America (0.1%).