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International student applications at UK universities up 9% on last year

22 August 2021

Figures released by UCAS have revealed that the number of applications from international students outside the EU are up 9% on last year.

Overall numbers for international UCAS applications were 33,630 in 2019 and 34,310 in 2020. The figure ahead of 2021 entry is now 37,310, a 9% rise. Almost 50,000 EU students are also set to begin studying an undergraduate degree in the UK, a 5% rise on 2020.

Chief executive of Universities UK Alistair Jarvis said: “Embarking on a degree is a uniquely exciting time, with the skills and experience students set to gain lasting a lifetime, giving them an edge in the employment market and generating significant benefits for the UK as we rebuild from the pandemic.”

If you want to study in the UK, arrange a free consultation with SI-UK London today. Our friendly international team can help take you through all of your study options and what is the next best step to take.


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