I wonder how many university places are put aside for international students? This is where they make their money.
some stats for Oxford and interesting reading:-
There are over 21,000 students at Oxford, including 11,723 undergraduates and 9,327 postgraduates.
The majority of Oxford’s UK undergraduates come from state schools. Latest figures (entry 2010) show that, for UK students attending schools or colleges in the UK, 55.4 per cent of places on undergraduate courses went to applicants from the state sector, and 44.6 per cent went to applicants from the independent sector.
Overall, 61 per cent of Oxford’s current graduate students come from outside the UK.
Over a third of our total student body - nearly 8,000 students - are citizens of foreign countries, including 15 per cent of undergraduates and 61 per cent of graduate students.http://www.ox.ac.uk/about_the_university/facts_and_figures/index.html