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Table 2 Characteristics of the sample, n = 17

From: The experience of international nursing students studying for a PhD in the U.K: A qualitative study

Nationality Students were from 9 different countries (2 EU, 15 non-EU). The main regions were EU (n = 2), Middle East (n = 8), East Asia (n = 4), South Asia (n = 2) and sub-Saharan Africa (n = 1).
Gender Male: n = 6, Female: n = 11
Year of Study Ranged from 1-5 years as follows: year 1 (n = 3), year 2 (n = 4), year 3 (n = 7), year 4 (n = 2), year 5 (n = 1). The majority (n = 10) were in the final stages (years 3-5)
Source of Funding Most had government scholarship (n = 13); the rest were self-funded.
Age The majority (n-10) were <32 years; the rest (n = 7) were aged between 33-49 years
Social situation The majority (n = 10) were in the UK with family; the rest were on their own
Pre-doctoral employment situation Higher education (n = 9), senior clinical practice (n = 7), policy work (n = 1)