Despite the growth in the number of international students studying in France (up to 358,000 in 2018/19). the proportion of students globally who choose the country to study in has declined when compared with other popular destinations.
More than 489,000 international students were studying in China between in 2017, a 10% rise compared to 2016. According to Ministry of Education data, there has been a 299% increase since 2004. The appeal is manifold: cheap costs in one of the world's economic powerhouses, scholarship opportunities and English medium programs, for example. Chris Parr finds out more.
International student mobility will likely slow down by as much as 4% over the next ten years, a new British Council research paper has found,due to shrinking tertiary-aged population and local investment in higher education.