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International higher education in Facts and Figures 2017

This annual publication gives a data snapshot of UK higher education and internationalisation. It examines international students choosing the UK; where they come from and their choices; and student satisfaction. Then it moves on to the UK sector’s provision for students who want to study outside the UK; UK student mobility; international staff and research collaborations; and the economic benefit of international higher education.

The analysis in this booklet shows that the UK’s world-leading universities are becoming increasingly global in nature. This amplifies their success and contribution to the UK economy and society. The extensive international networks and experience of our university staff and students will be especially valuable as the UK leaves the European Union and establishes new relationships around the world.

News

Metro and city mayors sign letter highlighting regional impact of international students

18 January 2018
The six elected metro mayors in England, alongside the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, have signed a joint letter – published in the Financial Times – highlighting the positive impact international students have on our cities and regions.

Twenty three universities join student visa pilot

18 December 2017
Universities UK commented today on the news that the Home Office is to extend the scheme which streamlines the process for international Masters students wanting to study in the UK.

Blog

Go International – try more, do more, fear less

1 November 2017
Simmone Mclean, student at the University of Northampton, discusses her life-changing experience of studying abroad as part of her degree.

Further developments on student migration data

24 August 2017
As the Home Office and Office for National Statistics release new migration data, UUK's Eleanor Jubb analyses the implications for the higher education sector.