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International Students In the UK

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International Students in the UK.


Why International students come to the UK?


Over the Years many international students have come to the UK to study. One of the main reasons why people come to the UK to study is because of the higher standard of education however not without a price. Becoming an international student isn’t the cheapest of things but it will open you up to a lot more opportunities because of the much higher standard of education that a lot of other countries, not as many countries are developed as much as the UK, USA and Australia are so many people from more under developed countries come and get a better education here. The UK Culture is very different and the UK will bring a lot more experiences so people come for that added benefit. Each and every year becoming an International Student is becoming more and more common, 10,000 more students studied in 2014-2015 than they did in 2014-2015 and that’s only counting Non EU countries.




During 2014-2015 Over 515,000 International Students studied in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and UK. Out of all of the people studying in the UK 18% of them are International Students, below is a chart of How many International Students are female/male, along with the countries that people have come from to study internationally, a high number of Chinese students also studied here, over 87,000 along-side India with over 19,000


Full time study EU students Total non-UK students
Female 57,755 198,950
Male 49,135 189,265
Part time study
Female 9,470 22,910
Male 8,920 24,325
All students
Female 67,225 221,860
Male 58,055 213,590
Total 125,300 435,495



Top non-EU sending countries

Country 2014-15 2013-14
China (PRC) 87,895 83,790
India 19,750 22,385
Nigeria 18,020 17,395
Malaysia 16,635 15,015
United States of America 16,485 16,235
Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region) 14,725 13,065
Saudi Arabia 9,060 9,440
Singapore 6,790 6,020
Pakistan 6,665 7,185
Canada 6,350 6,190



Top EU sending countries

Country 2014-15 2013-14
Germany 14,060 14,520
France 11,500 11,725
Republic of Ireland 11,490 12,620
Greece 10,670 10,910
Cyprus 10,295 10,840
Italy 9,550 8,320
Spain 6,585 5,995
Romania 6,515 6,460
Bulgaria 6,355 6,060
Poland 5,200 5,280




Subjects Which International Students Study?


Becoming an international student will open you up to so many more courses if you`re coming from a less developed country, a lot of the notorious Lawyers/Judges and also wealthy business men was once International students, Business and Administrative studies are at an all-time high, over 38% of all international students in the UK are studying it along with Engineering and technology Following close behind at 32% and law at 25%. A surprising number for me was Art and creative design at 15.6%. I have never thought that the UK would be a good place for studying art but Oxford and Lancaster Universities are really good places to study art if you`re thinking about it.


What Universities Are International Students Going to?


Are you a Student that is wanting to come to the UK and become an International Student but you don’t know where would be best for you? I will tell you some of the universities with the highest amount of international student recruitment. University College London had over 11,000 International students study their last year along with University of Manchester at 10,700 but in my opinion Bradford University is one of the best, its Student Population is made up of 15% international students, along with the culture of Bradford it would make a great university if you`re thinking about moving over here to study. Below is a quote from Bradford University’s Website


“With 15% of our students joining us from more than 150 different countries, we are used to giving newcomers to Bradford a very warm welcome.” – Source Below –


International – University of Bradford







If you are a Student thinking about Moving over here or you`re currently an International student without a nice living space close to the Bradford University feel free to contact us on 01274 888 115 or Email us at