The United Kingdom has always been one of the most coveted destinations for international students. Over the past two years, however, the UK has seen a significantly higher influx of students from India in particular. According to a report by India Today, about 165,000 Indians have acquired student visas for the UK over the past three years alone, and as many as 107,978 Indian students were issued study visas to the UK in the year ending March 2022. This marks a 93% increase from the previous period.
Among the most critical factors that make the UK attractive to Indian students is the opportunity that UK graduates have to launch a global career. Besides earning a degree from highly regarded international institutions, UK graduates also gain a powerful network of friends and mentors — a key tool for growing a resourceful and successful career. Moreover, the UK also has a rich heritage and position in the global socioeconomic landscape; both India and the UK have been hard at work in their mission to internationalise higher education, closely collaborating to create plans for more cooperation in transnational education and implement more policies that support student mobility and bilateral opportunities for students.
Overall, here are five of the biggest factors that make the UK one of the most popular choices for Indians looking to pursue higher education abroad, according to India Today:
Indians are now the second-largest group of international students in the UK, but the UK has always been one of the top choices for international students across the world for several years running. Arranged in descending order, here are the top ten countries of origin of international students in the UK as of 2022:
GSP is growing its network all across the world in order to carry out its purpose of transforming lives through education by linking international students with education providers. As of today, we have over 80 institution partners in the UK. The following are our five most popular UK universities for application in 2022:
By partnering with GSP, all of these institutions can leverage on our knowledge and experience in pre-screening applications, conversion capabilities and local recruitment expertise. With our unique, cloud-based technology platform, GSP manages the tedious yet crucial paperwork so you can focus on what matters most: your students.
With its stellar track record and continuously improving learning environment, there are no signs of the UK’s popularity among international students slowing down any time soon. That being said, it’s time to plan for September 2023 applications. Speak to us about your needs and how we can work together.
Our cloud-based platform serves recruiters, institutions and students alike to achieve our main goal: to provide international students with education choices that will change their lives and impact the world around them.
There are many features for you to explore within the GSP platform to help your international recruitment efforts – enabling you to provide your students with a simpler and more enjoyable application process. To learn more about US recruitment and study applications, contact our recruitment and business development experts.