Higher education in abroad continues to be a trend. According to official statistics from London, new information shows that UK Universities have been experiencing a hike in the number of student applications from India.
The UK’s centralized university application system, The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), claims that 6,210 Indian originated students had applied for the courses at British Universities by the end of June 30 of this year. It marks a 5% hike over the last year when the data recorded was about 5,890 applications.
Total figures indicate a significant hike in the number of young candidates applying to the universities, China being at the forefront in terms of international academics. Student count for which was around 19,760, up to 30% from the previous year’s number of applications amounting to 15,240.
Clare Merchant, the Chief Executive of UCAS said, “The global appeal of UK higher education has never been clearer, with record, demographic beating application rates in England and Wales, and the steep rise in international applications, especially from China.” She further adds, “Today’s analysis shows how attractive undergraduate study continues to be for young people, although university isn’t the only route on offer. Our survey insight shows that around a quarter of students are interested in apprenticeships as an alternative option.”
In the year of 2019, an increase of 8% in the number of applications from outside the EU (81,340) has been recorded pertaining to students who had applied to study in the UK. Alistair Jarvis, Chief Executive of representative body, Universities UK shared, “Our universities have a well-deserved global reputation for high-quality teaching, learning and research, delivered by talented staff, while students report rising levels of satisfaction with their courses.”
In the current application cycle, a total of 6,38,030 candidates have applied which recorded a rise of more than 1000 in 2018. According to the latest statistics, the number of young students from the UK applying has grown by 1%, regardless of the 1.9% decrease in the overall population of 18-year-old of the UK.