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International School Parent Magazine: International Student Demand for the UK's Elite Universities

According to the UK’s University Central Admissions System (UCAS), for 10% of international students, the dream of studying abroad starts before their 11th birthday. In UCAS data released this year, international applications are predicted to rise by 46% to 208,500 by 2026, so the landscape will continue to be highly competitive.

Yet, this year has seen a record drop in the number of Oxbridge applications this year (5% Cambridge, 2.6% Oxford). However, Clare Marchant, Chief Executive at UCAS, is not concerned and commented: “Whilst applications have been very resilient throughout the pandemic, the robust demand from China, India and Hong Kong shows the enduring appeal of our world-class universities.” To read the full article, please click here. Article by Fiona McKenzie, Head of Education Featured in the International School Parent Magazine


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