UK’s education excellence top attraction for international STEM students

Mon, 02/11/2015

International students studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are most attracted to the UK because of the quality of education, rather than their UK career prospects, a major new survey has found.

New research by the British Council concluded that undergraduate and postgraduate international STEM students assess the value of their career and research prospects, alongside the quality of the course and the transferable skills they will attain, when deciding on a higher education destination.

International STEM students: Focusing on skills for the future published today, features a survey and analysis of the factors affecting STEM international students’ choice of course and destination country, and the perceived benefits of studying in the UK, US, Australia and Canada.