Universities UK International, an advocacy group for the universities in the UK, recently issued a research report showing that, among the foreign students in the UK, about 20 percent are mainland Chinese citizens.
According to the Higher Education Statistics Agency, Chinese students account for the highest proportion of foreign students in the UK. In the 2016-2017 school year, 95,000 students from mainland China studied at universities in the UK. When compared with the previous school year, the number increased by 4.2 percent. According to the report, the number of U.S. students was 17,500, ranked second among foreign students in British universities and less than one-fifth of the number of Chinese students. Next on the list were Hong Kong (16,600), India (16,500), and Malaysia (16,300). The report also stated that as many as 27 percent of the students have an economics or a management major.
Source: Sputnik News, August 14, 2018