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International facts and figures 2018

International Facts and Figures is an annual publication that presents a snapshot of the international dimensions of UK higher education. 

The analysis in this booklet shows that UK universities continue to become more international, year on year.

The 2018 report includes a new section with regional breakdowns of UK higher education engagement across the world.



The report provides an overview of:

  • The international students choosing the UK, where these students come from, what level they study at and which subjects;
  • The international students who study for UK degree programmes outside the UK through transnational education;
  • The UK sector’s provision for students who want to study outside the UK on outward student mobility schemes;
  • The international staff choosing to live and work in the UK: where our staff, both academic and non-academic come from and what they do;
  • The collaborations, funding and partnerships from across the world that benefit our research.



Save study abroad campaign

#SupportStudyAbroad

An urgent campaign to encourage the UK government to commit to funding study abroad opportunities in case of a no-deal Brexit.

News

Universities UK calls for salary cap to be set at £21k to protect key higher education workers

12 February 2019
Vivienne Stern, Director of Universities UK International, has today (Tuesday 12 February) called on the government to lower the proposed salary requirement for EEA workers to gain a high-skilled work visa; to £21,000.

Support Study Abroad

Universities UK launches #SupportStudyAbroad campaign to protect study abroad in case of no-deal Brexit

6 February 2019
Universities UK has launched a national #SupportStudyAbroad campaign asking the UK government to commit to continue funding study abroad opportunities for UK students, even if the UK cannot negotiate continued participation in the Erasmus+ programme.

Blog

"Sorry everyone, but we need to talk about Brexit."

12 February 2019
Universities UK International Director Vivienne Stern on the conversations the sector is having as we head towards the Brexit denouement.

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.