A complete of 50,860 accepted worldwide college students from outdoors the EU is a 0.9% drop from the 51,290 final 12 months.
The variety of EU college students has additionally dropped marginally to 10,610 from 10,910 final 12 months. The decline continues the development because the UK voted to go away the EU and college students from the area misplaced entry to dwelling charge standing in addition to authorities funding.
EU undergraduate scholar numbers hit a peak of 30,280 college students in 2016. In 2019, 30,040 EU college students had been accepted onto undergraduate programs by way of UCAS.
The privately-owned admissions service has beforehand mentioned that round 75-80% of EU domiciled college students and round two thirds of non-EU college students sometimes apply by way of its platform.
This 12 months, Eire – the one EU nation to keep up its entry to dwelling charge standing and UK funding – noticed 2,560 candidates accepted, a file variety of Irish college students utilizing the UCAS platform.
The following two EU international locations with probably the most accepted college students had been France with 1,260 and Spain with 1,100.
Amongst non-EU international locations, China and India represented probably the most accepted candidates, with 15,180 (down from 16,720 in 2022) and 4,960 (up from 4,400), respectively.
Whereas the non-EU scholar numbers are a fall from final 12 months, the 50,860 determine represents a 25% enhance on 2019 numbers.
Different international locations with greater than 1,000 college students accepted embody: Hong Kong (3,330); Malaysia (2,670); the US (2,180); the UAE (1,710); Singapore (1,550); Canada (1,460); and Nigeria (1,370).
Greater than 1,000 college students from Turkey (1,020) have been accepted for the primary time on undergraduate programs by UCAS.
“At this time’s numbers present the persevering with attraction of UK larger schooling throughout the globe”
The most recent information exhibits that on the undergraduate stage this has not been the case, with the vast majority of development in worldwide scholar numbers being on the postgraduate taught stage.
Interim CEO at UCAS, Sander Kristel, mentioned a file 38,140 UK college students had secured locations by Clearing and “file numbers” had exercised to decide on examine choices later within the cycle.
“At this time’s numbers present the persevering with attraction of UK larger schooling throughout the globe, and in addition a return to regular development following the surge of demand seen through the pandemic,” she added.
Total, 270,350 UK 18-year-old college students have been accepted onto a course, down from 275,390 (-1.8%) in 2022 and up from 239,460 (+12.9%) in 2019, UCAS famous.
Clearing stays open till October 17.