ILR specification: 2021 to 2022

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

XML Entity Name
Field Length
Data type
Minimum occurrences
Maximum occurrences

Collection Requirements

  • Collected for all aims

Attribute Codes

Code Title
AF Afghanistan
XQ Africa not otherwise specified
AX Aland Islands {Ahvenamaa}
AL Albania
DZ Algeria
AS American Samoa
AD Andorra
AO Angola
AI Anguilla
XX Antarctica and Oceania not otherwise specified
AG Antigua and Barbuda
AR Argentina
AM Armenia
AW Aruba
XS Asia (Except Middle East) not otherwise specified
AU Australia
AT Austria
AZ Azerbaijan
BS Bahamas, The
BH Bahrain
BD Bangladesh
BB Barbados
BY Belarus
BE Belgium
BZ Belize
BJ Benin
BM Bermuda
BT Bhutan
BO Bolivia
BQ Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
BA Bosnia and Herzegovina
BW Botswana
BR Brazil
VG British Virgin Islands [Virgin Islands, British]
BN Brunei [Brunei Darussalam]
BG Bulgaria
BF Burkina [Burkina Faso]
MM Burma [Myanmar]
BI Burundi
KH Cambodia
CM Cameroon
CA Canada
IC Canary Islands
CV Cape Verde
XW Caribbean not otherwise specified
KY Cayman Islands
CF Central African Republic
XU Central America not otherwise specified
TD Chad
XL Channel Islands not otherwise specified
CL Chile
CN China
CX Christmas Island
CC Cocos (Keeling) Islands
CO Colombia
KM Comoros
CG Congo
CD Congo (Democratic Republic) [Congo (The Democratic Republic of the)] {formerly Zaire}
CK Cook Islands
CR Costa Rica
HR Croatia
CU Cuba
CW Curacao
XA Cyprus (European Union)
XB Cyprus (Non-European Union)
XC Cyprus not otherwise specified
CZ Czech Republic
DK Denmark
DJ Djibouti
DM Dominica
DO Dominican Republic
TL East Timor [Timor Leste]
EC Ecuador
EG Egypt
SV El Salvador
XF England
GQ Equatorial Guinea
ER Eritrea
EE Estonia
SZ Eswatini
ET Ethiopia
XP Europe not otherwise specified
EU European Union not otherwise specified
FK Falkland Islands [Falkland Islands (Malvinas)]
FO Faroe Islands
FJ Fiji
FI Finland
FR France {includes Corsica}
GF French Guiana
PF French Polynesia
GA Gabon
GM Gambia, The
GE Georgia
DE Germany
GH Ghana
GI Gibraltar
GR Greece
GL Greenland
GD Grenada
GP Guadeloupe
GU Guam
GT Guatemala
GG Guernsey
GN Guinea
GW Guinea-Bissau
GY Guyana
HT Haiti
HN Honduras
HK Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of China) [Hong Kong]
HU Hungary
IS Iceland
IN India
ID Indonesia
IR Iran [Iran, Islamic Republic of]
IQ Iraq
IE Ireland
IM Isle of Man
IL Israel
IT Italy {Includes Sardinia, Sicily}
CI Ivory Coast [Côte D'ivoire]
JM Jamaica
JP Japan
JE Jersey
JO Jordan
KZ Kazakhstan
KE Kenya
KI Kiribati
KP Korea (North) [Korea, Democratic People's Republic of]
KR Korea (South) [Korea, Republic of]
QO Kosovo
KW Kuwait
KG Kyrgyzstan
LA Laos [Lao People's Democratic Republic]
LV Latvia
LB Lebanon
LS Lesotho
LR Liberia
LY Libya [Libyan Arab Jamahiriya]
LI Liechtenstein
LT Lithuania
LU Luxembourg
MO Macao (Special Administrative Region of China) [Macao]
MK Macedonia [Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of]
MG Madagascar
MW Malawi
MY Malaysia
MV Maldives
ML Mali
MT Malta
MH Marshall Islands
MQ Martinique
MR Mauritania
MU Mauritius
YT Mayotte
MX Mexico
FM Micronesia [Micronesia, Federated States of]
XR Middle East not otherwise specified
MD Moldova [Moldova, Republic of]
MC Monaco
MN Mongolia
ME Montenegro
MS Montserrat
MA Morocco
MZ Mozambique
NA Namibia
NR Nauru
NP Nepal
NL Netherlands
AN Netherlands Antilles
NC New Caledonia
NZ New Zealand
NI Nicaragua
NE Niger
NG Nigeria
NU Niue
NF Norfolk Island
XT North America not otherwise specified
XG Northern Ireland
MP Northern Mariana Islands
NO Norway
ZZ Not known
PS Occupied Palestinian Territories [Palestinian Territory, Occupied] {formerly West Bank (including East Jerusalem) and Gaza Strip}
OM Oman
PK Pakistan
PW Palau
PA Panama
PG Papua New Guinea
PY Paraguay
PE Peru
PH Philippines
PN Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands [Pitcairn]
PL Poland
PT Portugal {includes Madeira, Azores}
PR Puerto Rico
QA Qatar
RE Réunion
RO Romania
RU Russia [Russian Federation]
RW Rwanda
WS Samoa
SM San Marino
ST Sao Tome and Principe
SA Saudi Arabia
XH Scotland
SN Senegal
RS Serbia
SC Seychelles
SL Sierra Leone
SG Singapore
SX Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
SK Slovakia
SI Slovenia
SB Solomon Islands
SO Somalia
ZA South Africa
XV South America not otherwise specified
GS South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands
SS South Sudan
ES Spain {includes Ceuta, Melilla}
LK Sri Lanka
BL St Barthélemy
SH St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
KN St Kitts and Nevis
LC St Lucia
MF St Martin (French Part) [St Martin]
PM St Pierre and Miquelon
VC St Vincent and The Grenadines
SD Sudan
SR Surinam [Suriname]
SJ Svalbard and Jan Mayen
SE Sweden
CH Switzerland
SY Syria [Syrian Arab Republic]
TW Taiwan [Taiwan, Province of China]
TJ Tajikistan
TZ Tanzania [Tanzania, United Republic of]
TH Thailand
TG Togo
TK Tokelau
TO Tonga
TT Trinidad and Tobago
TN Tunisia
TR Turkey
TM Turkmenistan
TC Turks and Caicos Islands
TV Tuvalu
UG Uganda
UA Ukraine
AE United Arab Emirates
XK United Kingdom, not otherwise specified
US United States
VI United States Virgin Islands [Virgin Islands, U. S.]
UY Uruguay
UZ Uzbekistan
VU Vanuatu
VA Vatican City [Holy See (Vatican City State)]
VE Venezuela
VN Vietnam [Viet Nam]
XI Wales
WF Wallis and Futuna
EH Western Sahara
YE Yemen
ZM Zambia
ZW Zimbabwe

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.