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International higher education in facts and figures 2015

Report
19 November 2015

The International Higher Education in Facts and Figures examines the latest trends and data on international higher education.

 

Key highlights include:

  • The UK is the second most popular destination in the world for international students.
  • In 2014 'Quality of education' was the top reason why international students chose to come and study in the UK.  
  • UK TNE student numbers have grown by 65% since 2008; the vast majority are studying for their first degree.
  • The UK's top collaborative partner country is the US and 13 out of the UK's top 20 collaboration partners are EU member states.
  • International students help generate nearly £11 billion for the UK economy.

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.