The UK remains one of Chinese students’ top three destinations for
studying abroad, and the growing number going there in recent years has
not gone unnoticed.
In January, the UK’s Higher Education Statistics Authority said more
first-year students from China enrolled at British universities than
those from all European Union countries combined.In total, 58,810
Chinese undergraduates started studying in Britain last year.
Let’s take a look at the UK universities that attracted the most
Chinese students last year,according to the Cultural and Education
Section of the British Consulate-General.
1. The University of Liverpool
The University of Liverpool is one of the great universities of
research and innovation that attracts students and experts from around
the world. The university has produced nine Nobel Prize winners. It
currently has 22,000 students, including 7,000 international students on
campus. Around 3,200 Chinese students were enrolled last year.
The University of Manchester is the largest single-site university in
the UK. International students play a huge role at the University of
Manchester, where its student population hails from 154 countries. It is
a Russell Group member and one of the world’s top 50 universities.
Around 3,100 Chinese students were enrolled last year.
The University of Nottingham is positioned as one of Britain’s leading
research universities.The university reached a landmark in its long list
of academic achievements in 2003 when SirPeter Mansfield, a professor
there, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine. It is one of the
world’s top 100 universities and a member of the Russell Group. Around
2,800 Chinese students were enrolled last year.
The University of Birmingham was established by Queen Victoria by
Royal Charter in 1900 and was the UK’s first civic or ’redbrick’
university. It is one of the world’s top 100 universities and a member
of the Russell Group. More than 2,500 Chinese students were enrolled
Located in England’s fourth-largest city, the University of Sheffield
dates back to 1828. It is one of the world’s top 100 universities and a
member of the Russell Group. The university has launched a project to
help the city’s businesses break into the Chinese market by working with
its Chinese-speaking graduates. Around 2,500 Chinese students were
enrolled last year.
The University of Southampton is one of the founding members of the
prestigious RussellGroup. Last year, more than 2,000 Chinese students
7. Newcastle University
Newcastle University, formally known as the University of Newcastle
upon Tyne, has long been recognized as one of the top 20 UK
universities. It has a world-class reputation for research excellence
and is a member of the Russell Group, which is committed to maintaining
the highest research and teaching standards in the UK. Around 1,900
Chinese were enrolledlast year.
The University of Leicester is a leading UK university committed to
international excellence in research. Around 1,900 Chinese were enrolled
9. University College London
Based in the heart of London, University College London is one of the
world’s leading multidisciplinary universities. The school is one of the
top-rated universities in the country for research strength. Around
1,800 Chinese students were enrolled last year.
Located in the city of Norwich, England, the University of East Anglia
has a student populationof 15,000 and is home to more than 4,000
international students from over 120 countries.Around 1,700 Chinese
students were enrolled in 2014.