Global education provides a great overall learning experience for students worldwide, with them being exposed to different cultures and educational systems. The demand for global destinations has seen a steep rise over time, with United Kingdom (UK) topping the list of global education destinations during 2020. Seven of its universities are featured in the Top 50 World University Rankings,2020 of Times Higher Education (THE) ; and eight in Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Rankings 2021.
As per the statistics of Higher Education Statistics Agency for 2018-19, there were 485,645 international students pursuing their education in UK, with international students constituting 1/5th of the total student force the UK’s higher education arena. The UK Government has stated for the year ending September 2019, international students who were granted a Sponsored Study (Tier 4) visa was at 276,889, a significant increase of 16% increase from the previous year, and was the record highest Tier 4 since 2011, indicating the increasing popularity of the UK as a global ed destination.
So, what makes the UK such a great choice for international students? We look at some factors.
- UK’s Top Universities
- UK’s Best Student Cities
- Attractions in the UK for Students
- Working in the UK