China is the biggest source of international students in the United Kingdom. Can you guess which country is next?
International students in the UK were up 5.9% from the academic year 2017-18 with 485,000 students total, and foreign students now make up 20.38% of all higher education students (2.38 million) in UK universities.
Here are the 10 countries that send the most students to UK universities in 2018/19.
- China (120,385, +13% since 17/18)
The most populous country in the world with about 1.4 billion people, 120,385 Chinese students went to college in the United Kingdom.
- India (26,685, +35% since 17/18)
India is the second-largest country by population in the world with about 1.3 billion — 26,685 of its students went to a British college.
- United States (20,120, +7% since 17/18)
With a population of about 327 million, the United States sent 20,120 of its students to the UK for college.
- Hong Kong (16,135, -1% since 17/18)
Hong Kong has a population of close to 7.4 million and 16,135 of its people went to college in the UK.
- Malaysia (13,835, -8% since 17/18)
India’s near- neighbor across the Andaman Sea Malaysia has a population of about 31 million, and 13,835 of them attended a UK college.
- Italy (13,965, level with 17/18)
With a population of about 60 million, Italy sent 13,965 of its students to the UK for the college academic year 2018-19.
- France (13,675, level with 17/18)
France, which has a population of about 67 million, had 13,675 of its citizens attend British colleges.
- Germany (13,475, -1% since 17/18)
Of the roughly 83 million people in Germany, 13,475 went to the UK for college.
- Nigeria (10,645, +1% since 17/18)
Nigeria has close to 191 million people in it, and 10,645 went to college in the United Kingdom.
- Greece (9,920, -2% since 17/18)
Greece has a population of about 11 million — 9,920 went to school in the US.
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