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Satisfied but still in demand

International students rate British universities more highly than their competitors, which are expanding more rapidly.

Nine in ten international undergraduates are satisfied with the education they received at a British university, according to an international survey. However the UK is failing to capitalise on its successes: both the US and Canada are expanding their numbers of international students faster than the UK, thereby gaining greater market share.

Some 365,750 students at 800 universities, including more than 100 in the UK, completed the survey administered by i-graduate, which is operated by the global Tribal Group of education services. It found that the UK had the highest satisfaction ratings amongst its English-speaking competitors for all the dimensions of the student experience: overall satisfaction, learning, living, support and arrival experience. Some 85 per cent would recommend or actively recommend their British study experience, which is higher than in the US, Australia and Canada.

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