UK “likely” to be surpassed by Australia as the second most popular study abroad destination

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According to a paper published by the Centre for Global Higher Education, the United Kingdom is likely to fall behind Australia as the second most popular choice for study abroad.

“What we are seeing is a seismic shift in the global student market. UK higher education is still highly valued internationally, but the government has held down the growth of international student numbers for five years by limiting new student numbers and post-study work visas,” said author and CGHE chair Simon Marginson.

“Meanwhile, competitor nations are strongly promoting their international education.”

Australia started to narrow the gap with the UK since 2013. According to Marginson, UK’s growth has been stagnant while Australia is witnessing an annual growth of between 12 and 14 percent. He also commented that the overall number of students entering the UK has flatten, particularly from specific countries such as India and Saudi Arabia.

Source: The Pie News