UK universities see a 50% rise in the number of US applicants post-Brexit

By Haripriya Sivasubramaniam• Last updated: Jun 26, 2023
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While study abroad aspirants from India consider management sector courses as the best one to pursue in the US, a few US universities are all set to receive one of the most prestigious awards offered by the NAFSA.

So, here is this week's trending news for you to be up-to-date!

The US is the most preferred destination for MBA, followed by Canada: Study.

As per a survey conducted among Indian study abroad aspirants, about 49 per cent of them opted to study in the USA.

Around 1500 students participated in the polling, and they have evaluated and analysed before participating in the poll. Following the US, 22 percent of the aspirants opted for Canada as their most preferred study destination.

UK universities see a 50% rise in US applicants post-Brexit.

 Supporting this fact, the UCAS states that this is a massive proportional increase in applicants of any major nation. 

The US students who have applied and are studying in the UK feel that pursuing a degree in an institute in their country with a similar reputation would have cost them more. After the UK left Brexit, there have been a few changes in their education policies. As a part of those changes, the universities now set their tuition fee, with some charging up to £40,000.

Indian students flee Ukraine as the crisis heightens.

The Indian embassy in Ukraine's capital Kyiv has advised the students staying and studying there to depart to India amidst the Russia-Ukraine conflicts. They have also notified them not to have any unnecessary travels to and within Ukraine.

Although the embassy made arrangements quickly, the Indian citizens in Ukraine allegedly stated that the updates came pretty late even though the crisis was getting intense day-to-day. They also said they didn't get any updates on taking refuge within the country. 

NAFSA recognises five US higher education institutions for excellence in campus internationalisation.

NAFSA: The international association of International educators have announced the Senator Paul Simon Awards 2022 for five US universities and colleges. Named after late Senator Paul Simon of Illinois, the award selects universities based on the outstanding innovation and accomplishments in campus internationalisation. 

The universities receiving this award are the College of Lake County, Kent State University, Marist College, Northeastern University, and Northwestern University.

Boost to higher education for international students in Australia welcomed.

The Australian Government has announced a sum of $10 million as a fund to back the new international education strategy that will help the Australian education system to get back on track in these post covid times.

Andrew Mckellar, the chief executive of the Australian chamber of commerce and industry, stated that this funding would be a massive encouragement tool. This will help draw international students' attention and rebuild the education space to recover Australia's economic situation.

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