It has been announced that international students are worth £28.8 billion to the UK. The in-depth analysis reveals the huge contribution of international students to the UK's economic prosperity finds the benefits of hosting international students significantly outweighs the costs.
The analysis comes as international student numbers at UK universities have been hit by uncertainty caused by Covid-19 and Brexit, as EU student acceptances to undergraduate degree courses were 56% lower in September 2021 than at the same time last year.
Maria Ovdii, Co-Founder of Ivory Research, says: "It comes as no surprise that the UK is so popular with international students, after all, it boasts world-renowned universities and some of the best student cities.
“For the students themselves, moving to another country can be a daunting but exciting experience - studying abroad creates an independence that is matched with invaluable life experience. We need to make sure that the impact of COVID-19 and Brexit does not continue to create so much uncertainty for students, and it is so important for us to ensure we have the correct systems in place to support these international students once they arrive.
"Here at Ivory Research, we provide a support system that helps international students to keep up with the demands of the UK education system. We know how difficult it can be adjusting to a new way of life, not just culturally, socially and economically, but breaking down those language barriers to ensure equality alongside UK national students."