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Big spike in students from China coming to UK universities

Britain experiences bigger percentage increase in students from China than from any other country

End-of-cycle data for 2019 from the admissions body UCAS show that 12,415 students from China were accepted on UK undergraduate courses in 2019, a 22 per cent increase on the 10,180 students in 2018.

It is the biggest percentage increase in students from any country listed by UCAS, followed by India with a 14.9 per cent increase to 2,770 students accepted at UK universities. The growth in students from China coming to the UK as undergraduates reflects a 30 per cent spike in the number of applications recorded by UCAS in July, at a time when the fall in sterling continues to make the UK an attractive prospect for international students.

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