The number of foreign students applying to UK universities has risen beyond 100,000 for the first time, as UCAS figures suggest that Brexit has not deterred EU students from studying in the UK (reports Telegraph Education).
The statistics for students applying by the January deadline show that applications from EU students coming from outside the UK rose by 3.6 per cent in 2018 after dropping in 2017.
The total number was 43,510, the highest level for any year apart from 2015, when applications hit an all-time high of 45,220.
Helen Thorne, director of external relations at UCAS, said: “The UK’s universities are highly popular with EU and international students because of the quality of the teaching and experience they offer.
“There are probably several factors influencing the increasing numbers of applicants from the EU and beyond.