And that’s despite Brexit…
Over 40% of postgraduates in the UK come from overseas and are studying at some of the top universities in the world. Although Brexit uncertainty continues, recent research shows record numbers of international students continue to apply to study at university within the UK.
Fresh Student Living has looked at what makes London and the UK one of the most desirable education destinations for international students, particularly in times of uncertainty.
International students in the UK
Reports by Fresh Student Living show that studying abroad may be one of the most beneficial experiences for students. International students can live and study in a foreign city, as well as fast track their career prospects. Studying abroad ensures international graduates are more employable than their native counterparts, as they tend to have more experiences.
The international student market makes up at least £7 billion of the UK’s economy, while training and education exports bring in around £14 billion per year, with the potential to increase to as much as £26 billion by 2025.
Research shows that studying abroad may be one of the most beneficial experiences for students. International students can live and study in a foreign city, as well as fast track their career prospects. Studying abroad ensures international graduates are more employable than their native counterparts, as they tend to have more experiences.
London is the best city in the world for students
While London takes the top spot for education, according to Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) in 2018, London also ranks number as the top student city.
The table ranked 100 cities across the globe based on a number of measures, including affordability, university rankings, student satisfaction, employer activity, desirability, and student mix.
The top 10 cities are:
According to Fresh Student Living: “Year after year we have seen an increase in the number of international students choosing to study in the UK, with students seeking high-quality education and a living experience to match.”
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