Despite the challenges to the sector caused by the COVID-19 pandemic: the number of Chinese students attending UK universities has continued to rise, growing by 34% over the last five years.
With over 200,000 Chinese students currently enrolled at UK universities, Chinese students are the largest international student cohort in the UK, making a significant contribution to the UK’s higher education sector and regional economies. Applications via UCAS from Chinese students wishing to undertake an undergraduate course in the UK have also grown by 12% to 28,930 in 2021.
In 2021, Chinese students contributed £2.1 billion (7% of all revenue) to the UK’s education sector. British academic institutions continue to thrive whilst developing partnerships with Chinese academic institutions, and there are currently 950 transnational education (TNE) programmes available in China, enabling over 60,000 Chinese students each year to study towards a UK qualification.
CBBC recognises the importance of China’s higher education market to the UK and CHESS will provide your institution with the external expertise, resources, and guidance to help you shape, pivot and implement a future-proofed China strategy.