UCAS applications from India and China rise by more than 10%

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) has reported a 12% increase in the number of applicants from China for the 2022 September intake. 28,930 applications have been made from Chinese students to study a course at universities in the UK.

The statistics reported after the UK’s UCAS January deadline have also shown an 11% boost in the applications made from India. A total of 8,660 applications were made from India in 2022, almost double the number observed in 2019.

Despite the ongoing pandemic, the UK’s high quality of education continues to attract more and more prospective students from non-EU countries. However, a 19% percent drop in the number of applications from EU students has been observed. 

The UK higher education stakeholders and educators say that despite the low number of applications received from other countries such as the US, the international student numbers are finally starting to stabilize.

China, India, and Hong Kong comprise the largest number of international students in the UK and hold a potentially huge market for the UK higher education industry.