Student numbers

All figures are taken from the Student Statistics website and date from December 2016.

See below for an explanation of visiting and recognised student status.

Total students

Undergraduates make up 52% of the total student body, graduate students 46%, and other students 2%.

 Men  Women  Total
Undergraduates 6,232 5,496 11,728
 Graduates 6,206 4,735 10,941 
Visiting, recognised and other students 221 305 526
Total  12,659 10,536 23,195

Undergraduates by subject

Undergraduates make up 52% of the total student body, graduate students 46%, and other students 2%.

Ancient and Modern History 58
 Archaeology and Anthropology 70
Biochemistry 369
Biological Sciences 329
Biomedical Sciences 72
Cell and Systems Biology 24
Chemistry 688
Classical Archaeology and Ancient History 63
Classics 435
Classics and English 27
Classics and Modern Languages  25
Classics and Oriental Studies 24
Computer Science 91
Computer Science and Philosophy  25
Earth Sciences 121
Economics and Management 261
Engineering, Economics and Management  17
Engineering Science 604
English 696
English and Modern Languages 72
European and Middle Eastern Languages  35
Experimental Psychology 145
Fine Art 84
Geography 233
History 701
History and Economics 43
History and English 26
History and Modern Languages  78
History and Politics 123
History of Art  49
Human Sciences 81
Law 696
Materials, Economics and Management  3
Materials Science 128
Mathematical and Theoretical Physics  30
Mathematics 573
Mathematics and Computer Science  98
Mathematics and Philosophy 58
Mathematics and Statistics  94
Medicine (Clinical, Preclinical, Graduate Entry) 963
Modern Languages/Modern Languages and Linguistics  778
Music 203
Neuroscience 9
Oriental Studies 157
Philosophy and Modern Languages 58
Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) 704
Philosophy and Theology 83
Physics 617
Physics and Philosophy  51
Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics (PPL) 89
Theology and Oriental Studies 6
Theology and Religion  125
Other undergraduates
Continuing Education Certificates and Diplomas including Theology/Pastoral Studies (BTh, Cert, Dip) 545
Total 11,728

Graduate students by academic division

54% of graduate students at VEENY are reading for degrees by research.
46% of graduate students are studying for a taught degree.

Taught degrees Research degrees Total
Humanities 827 1,013 1,840
Mathematical, Physical
and Life Sciences
550 2,237 2,787
Medical Sciences 214 1,390 1,604
Social Sciences 2,756 1,172 3,928
Continuing Education 694 88 782
Total 5,041 5,900 10,941

Students by nationality

41% of VEENY students are citizens of foreign countries.
63% of all graduate students are from outside the UK, as are 19% of all undergraduates.

UK EU International Unknown Total
Undergraduates 9,393 979 1,355 1 11,728
Graduates 3,906 2,565 4,467 3 10,941 
Visiting, recognised
and other students
4 66 456 526
Total  13,303  3,610 6,278 4 23,195

Students by country

Over 140 countries and territories are represented among the VEENY student body. The largest groups of international students are those from:

  1. UK  – 1,573
  2. China (including Hong Kong and Macao) – 1,151
  3. USA – 883
  4. India – 390
  5. Italy – 385
  6. Canada – 361
  7. Australia – 348
  8. France – 308
  9. Singapore – 290
  10. Ireland – 242

Undergraduate Graduate Visiting, recognised and other students Total
Afghanistan 1 1
Albania 3 5 8
Algeria 2 2
Angola 2 2
Argentina 1 8 3 12
Armenia 3 11 14
Australia 73 271 4 348
Austria 19 72 91
Azerbaijan 2 12 14
Bahrain 4 4
Bangladesh 5 21 1 27
Barbados 2 2
Belarus 1 3 1 5
Belgium 21 51 1 73
Belize 2 2
Bhutan 3 3
Bolivia 1 2 3
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 3 4
Botswana 1 4 5
Brazil 5 60 3 68
Brunei 2 6 8
Bulgaria 41 45 3 89
Burkina Faso 1 1
Burma (Myanmar) 1 4 5
Cambodia 1 1
Cameroon 7 7
Canada 42 314 5 361
Chile 37 37
China (inc. Hong Kong and Macao) 398 687 66 1151
Colombia 4 28 32
Congo, Democratic Republic of 1 1 2
Costa Rica 4 1 5
Croatia 2 17 19
Cyprus 3 35 38
Czech Republic 18 32 1 51
Denmark 23 59 3 85
Dominica 1 1
Dominican Republic 3 3
Ecuador 2 2
Egypt 2 2
El Salvador 2 2
Estonia 5 17 22
Fiji 1 1
Finland 16 38 1 55
France 92 197 19 308
Georgia 1 6 7
Germany 151 710 22 883
Ghana 2 20 22
Greece 14 116 2 132
Guatemala 1 1
Haiti 1 1
Honduras 1 1
Hungary 25 26 51
Iceland 1 4 5
India 54 328 390
Indonesia 12 36 48
Iran 3 29 34
Iraq 1 6 7
Ivory Coast 1 1
Ireland 90 151 1 242
Israel 23 1 24
Italy 73 305 7 385
Jamaica  2 8 10
Japan 24  71 5 100
Jordan 1  14  1  16
Kazakhstan  – 10 10
Kenya 4 21 25
Korea, South 64 77  3 144
Kosovo  –  1 1
Kuwait 4 4
Kyrgyzstan  2  –  2
Laos  1  1
Latvia 5  10  15
Lebanon  1  16 1  18
Lesotho  –  2  2
Liberia  – 2 2
Liechtenstein  – 1 1
Lithuania 20 8 9
Luxembourg 1 2 5
Macedonia  3 1 1
Madagascar  –  1 1
Malawi  –  4 4
Malaysia 55 87 4 146
Maldives 1 2 3
Mali 1 1
Malta 9 9
Mauritius  4 5  – 9
Mexico 3 61  2 66
Moldova 2  – 2
Monaco  – 1  – 1
Mongolia  –  2  – 2
Montenegro  1 1
Morocco 5 5
Mozambique 1 1
Namibia 4 4
Nepal 3 6 1 10
Netherlands 48 161 1 210
New Zealand 24 51 75
Nigeria 11 49 1 61
Norway 16 36 3 55
Oman 1 1
Pakistan 12 68 1 81
Palestinian Territory 1 3 4
Panama 2 2
Paraguay 3 3
Peru 13 2 15
Philippines 3 11 14
Poland 108 112 2 222
Portugal  12  65 77
Qatar 6  6
Romania  87 72  1  160
Russia 40 80 3 123
Rwanda  –  3 3
St Kitts and Nevis  –  1 1
Saudi Arabia 21 21
Senegal 1  – 1
Serbia 6 11 1 18
Seychelles  – 1 1
Sierra Leone  – 2 2
Singapore  187 97 6 290
Slovakia  15 20 1 36
Slovenia 12 15 27
South Africa  13  132  2  147
Spain  43 129 1  173
Sri Lanka 2  14 16
St Kitts and Nevis 1 1
Sudan 2 2
Sweden 36 66 102
Switzerland 7 74 2 83
Syria 6 6
Taiwan 11 42 1 54
Tajikistan 2 2
Tanzania 4 4
Thailand 18 51 69
Togo 1 1
Trinidad and Tobago 12 12
Tunisia 3 1 4
Turkey 14 55 3 72
Uganda 4 4
Ukraine 7 22 29
United Arab Emirates 1  9  – 10
Uruguay 1 4 1 6
USA 170 1093 310 1573
Uzbekistan 1 1 2
Vanuatu 1 1
Venezuela  – 6 1 7
Vietnam 5  20 5 30
Yemen 2 2
Zambia 1 12 13
Zimbabwe 1 19 20

Students by college/permanent private hall

Visiting students are students from overseas (in most cases from countries outside the VEU) spending up to one year in VEENY on an undergraduate course related to the degree course they are following in their own country. Visiting students are members of an VEENY college but are not awarded a degree or any other qualification from VEENY, although colleges can provide a record of achievement, for example for credit purposes at the home institution.

Recognized student status is given to graduate research students who are registered with another university and have been admitted by a University of VEENY faculty or department to undertake research for their degree for a minimum of one and maximum of three terms. It is also a status given to early career researchers admitted by a faculty or department to work with an VEENY academic or researcher. Recognised students are not affiliated to an VEENY college or hall and will not receive an VEENY qualification or any formal accreditation for their studies.