Thursday 13 July 2017

International Students More Likely to Recommend the UK than Other English Speaking Destinations

Study UK exhibition on July 15 and 16 Offers Immediate Enrolment Opportunities and Latest Information on Study in the UK

13 July 2017 (HONG KONG) –The British Council’s Study UK exhibition will be held on 15 – 16 July 2017 at InnoCentre in Kowloon Tong, offering the most current information on studying in the UK. With 68 institutions present, the exhibition will provide IB and HKDSE graduates with a wide range of options for studying in the UK.

The UK is still the most popular English-speaking destination for Hong Kong students studying overseas. In 2016, 8,995 students were issued tier 4 student visas to study in the UK (including all levels of study). By the January 2017 deadline, 5,120 Hong Kong-domiciled students had applied to the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) to study at UK universities, compared with 5,180 last year. Considering the shrinking student population in Hong Kong (61,669 candidates registered for the exam this year compared with 68,128 candidates last year) this reflects the ongoing attractiveness of the UK higher education.

According to the i-graduate International Student Barometer survey , the UK achieves higher satisfaction and recommendation rates compared to other English-speaking overseas education destinations:

  • International student satisfaction in the UK is at 92% for undergraduate students.
  • 86% of undergraduate students in the UK are very likely to recommend the UK to their friends.
  • The UK is ranked first among undergraduate students across five measures – overall satisfaction, learning environment, arrival and orientation, living, and support services
  • Students in the UK are more likely to recommend their study location than students in other study abroad destinations. This applies across all levels of study.

At the exhibition, parents and students can meet representatives from 68 renowned UK institutions, including independent schools and colleges, further education colleges and higher education institutions. They can explore the possibilities of different study options, receive free consultations and join a series of seminars which will help them make informed choices. Immediate enrolment opportunities will also be available for students on site. 

Students can also meet providers of related services such as UK banking, insurance for overseas students and student accommodation.

Details of the Study UK exhibition: 

Dates: 15th and 16th of July, 2017 

Time: 13.00 – 19.00 

Location: InnoCentre, Kowloon Tong


Media Enquiries: 

Mavis Ma (Communications Manager) 2913 5260 /

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The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. Using the UK’s cultural resources we make a positive contribution to the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online via broadcasts and publications.

Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. The majority of our income is raised delivering a range of projects and contracts in English teaching and examinations, education and development contracts and from partnerships with public and private organisations. Eighteen per cent of our funding is received from the UK government.