According to a recent report by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), international undergraduate applicants in the UK are expected to increase by 46% (or to 208,500 applicants) by 2026.
What’s causing this sudden growth? And are colleges and universities in the UK prepared to handle it? Read on as we deep dive into these questions and more.
Tech-savvy and highly-aware students of today have begun carrying out independent research when it comes to applying to colleges and universities.
They are increasingly becoming adept at sifting through digital resources to understand the admission process, researching studying experiences in the UK, and determining their tuition and living costs.
While most international students apply for a focused group of subjects, they also aspire to follow in their parent’s footsteps to pursue studies abroad.
During the COVID-19 outbreak, there was a massive interest shown by students to study in colleges in the UK. This sustained interest of wishing to study in the UK seems likely to continue into the next decade, fuelled by the easing of pandemic travel restrictions and lenient policies that make it easy for international students to submit applications.
Although the motivation among students differs by nation, the top drivers for growing international applications include:
To inspire and support international students to come to the UK for higher studies and maintain momentum amidst a wave of challenges, universities must stay on top of their international student admissions.
To that end, modern technology adoption can enable colleges and universities in the UK to:
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The future of international student admissions in the UK is all about providing an interactive, personalised, and seamless experience for applicants to find the right university and course.
Enabled by world-class technology, colleges and universities in the UK can bring digital innovation to the forefront of international student recruitment, assess students based on their skills, and enrol best-fit candidates in the right universities and the right courses.
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