ILR specification: 2020 to 2021

Domicile: Field


This field holds the country code of the student's permanent or home address prior to entry to the course. It is not necessarily the correspondence address of the student.

Reason Required

To distinguish between home and overseas students and to disaggregate students by origin. To obtain the numbers of students domiciled in particular EC countries and elsewhere abroad and hence calculate participation rates.

To forecast the demand for student allowances and grants. To record cross-border flows.

Schema Definitions

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Field Length
Data type
Minimum occurrences
Maximum occurrences

Collection Requirements

  • Collected for all aims

Valid Entries

Two-character alphabetic code. Refer to Appendix D


  • For full guidance about this field, please refer to the HESA specification.

  • A valid code must be used for this field.

  • This coding frame is determined by the National Statistics Country Classification 2006 (NSCC), which is based on ISO 3166-1 Codes for the Representation of Names of Countries and theirSubdivisions, and the United Nations' Standard Country or Area Codes for Statistical Use.