A new report by UCAS forecasts that the number of international students applying to study in the UK will rise by almost 50% over the next five years.

UCAS’ application data provides an overview of how the number of international students applying to undergraduate courses at UK universities has continued to grow in recent years.

The recent survey of international students from over 110 countries who plan to study internationally showed that 88% of students viewed the UK as either a positive or very positive place to study. 77% of students stated they were applying because of the U.K.’s strong academic reputation. In summary, the volume of undergraduate applications will increase by 46% to more than 200,000 by 2026.

“Despite the challenges of the pandemic, international students have pursued the opportunities available to them and we forecast sustained growth in interest to study in the UK to continue into the next decade.”

– UCAS Chief Executive, Clare Marchant

During the pandemic, over 155,000 international students chose the UK as their destination of choice and began their undergraduate studies, with 88% of international applicants continuing to see the UK as a positive or very positive place to study.

Read the full report on the UCAS website here.

So why are international students choosing to study in the UK?

International students from all over the world regularly select the U.K. as their preferred study destination for English language courses, High School education, or University degrees.

Here are just some of the reasons why students are looking to the U.K. to further their education.

History Of Academic Excellence

History Of Academic Excellence

The U.K. is home to some of the most iconic names in world education, with world renowned Private Boarding Schools and Universities located throughout the United Kingdom.

Wide Range Of Study Areas

Wide Range Of Study Areas

From Art History, to Zoology, along with all the popular business, science and sport related courses in between; U.K. universities really can offer something for everyone. View all available subject areas here.

Sport in the U.K.

Sport in the U.K.

Whether you are looking to experience playing sport or looking to watch world-class sport in person, the U.K. can offer some fantastic sporting opportunities. Read more about sport in U.K. universities here.

We help our international applicants in pursuing their high school and university education at institutions throughout the U.K.

Read more reasons why international students choose to study in the U.K. here.

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