10 UK universities that attract the most Chinese students

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Updated: 2015-10-20 17:32:24

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The UK remains one of Chinese students' top three destinations for studying abroad, and the growing number going there in recent years has not gone unnoticed.

In January, the UK's Higher Education Statistics Authority said more first-year students from China enrolled at British universities than those from all European Union countries combined. In total, 58,810 Chinese undergraduates started studying in Britain last year.

Let's take a look at the UK universities that attracted the most Chinese students last year, according to the Cultural and Education Section of the British Consulate-General.

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10. The University of East Anglia

Located in the city of Norwich, England, the University of East Anglia has a student population of 15,000 and is home to more than 4,000 international students from over 120 countries. Around 1,700 Chinese students were enrolled in 2014.

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9. University College London

Based in the heart of London, University College London is one of the world's leading multidisciplinary universities. The school is one of the top-rated universities in the country for research strength. Around 1,800 Chinese students were enrolled last year.

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8. University of Leicester

The University of Leicester is a leading UK university committed to international excellence in research. Around 1,900 Chinese were enrolled last year.

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7. Newcastle University

Newcastle University, formally known as the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, has long been recognized as one of the top 20 UK universities. It has a world-class reputation for research excellence and is a member of the Russell Group, which is committed to maintaining the highest research and teaching standards in the UK. Around 1,900 Chinese were enrolled last year.

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6. The University of Southampton

The University of Southampton is one of the founding members of the prestigious Russell Group. Last year, more than 2,000 Chinese students were enrolled.

 

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5. The University of Sheffield

Located in England's fourth-largest city, the University of Sheffield dates back to 1828. It is one of the world's top 100 universities and a member of the Russell Group. The university has launched a project to help the city's businesses break into the Chinese market by working with its Chinese-speaking graduates. Around 2,500 Chinese students were enrolled last year.

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4. The University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham was established by Queen Victoria by Royal Charter in 1900 and was the UK's first civic or 'redbrick' university. It is one of the world's top 100 universities and a member of the Russell Group. More than 2,500 Chinese students were enrolled last year.

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3. The University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham is positioned as one of Britain's leading research universities. The university reached a landmark in its long list of academic achievements in 2003 when Sir Peter Mansfield, a professor there, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine. It is one of the world's top 100 universities and a member of the Russell Group. Around 2,800 Chinese students were enrolled last year.

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2. The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester is the largest single-site university in the UK. International students play a huge role at the University of Manchester, where its student population hails from 154 countries. It is a Russell Group member and one of the world's top 50 universities. Around 3,100 Chinese students were enrolled last year.

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1. The University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool is one of the great universities of research and innovation that attracts students and experts from around the world. The university has produced nine Nobel Prize winners. It currently has 22,000 students, including 7,000 international students on campus. Around 3,200 Chinese students were enrolled last year.

 

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