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UK: Non-EU undergrad applications up 6% says UCAS

The UK’s undergraduate sector has seen solid growth in international applicants for the second year in a row as UCAS figures show non-EU applications have risen another 6% this year. The report indicates strong demand from Malaysia and the UAE among all applications submitted for 2014/2015.

BUILA event leverages opportunity for UK HE

A new international strategy from UCAS, significant opportunity in markets such as Indonesia and Iraq and a revelatory update from Universities UK all featured in a information-loaded BUILA annual conference last week. Organisations working hard to boost the sector's international capabilities interacted with delegates in the Scottish capital.

UK: non-EU undergraduate applications up by 6%

Non-European Union undergraduate applications submitted by the June deadline have climbed 6%, in a sign that toughened visa policies are not deterring students at tertiary level. However, Dominic Scott, CEO at UKCISA, said that the figures only represented a proportion of the overall market, and that the sector continued "to hold its breath" about enrolments in the autumn.