International students choose the UK bringing £17.5 billion

The UK has confirmed its position of a leading destination for international students. Education exports were worth £17.5 billion to the UK economy in 2011 and continue to grow.  The UK was the most popular destination for students studying English outside of their home country. In 2011, the UK attracted nearly 50% of students globally.

An ambitious strategy to expand the UK’s education exports industry will ensure British schools, universities, colleges and education businesses continue to stay ahead in the global education market.

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