30 November 2017
New figures released by UCAS and show the number of international students who have applied to and been accepted by UK universities has hit a record high.
UCAS, the university admissions service, said the total number of non-EU applicants hit 76,380 in 2017, the highest on record and a rise of 2.8% on 2016. The numbers of overseas students accepted on to courses increased by 5%.
Sarah Stevens, head of policy at the Russell Group, which represents 24 leading universities, said: "It is a very positive message that so many talented students from across the globe continue to want to come and study here, attracted by the world-class teaching and research that our universities provide.”
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