The number of Egyptian students enrolled at higher education in the UK has risen 70% between the 2014/15 and 2019/20 academic years, growing from 1,695 to 2,895 students, official data shows.
According to figures from world’s first education search platform backed by artificial intelligence, Erudera.com, the UK has continued to experience continual growth in the number of Egyptian students over the past few years.
On the other hand, Erudera said that the total number of international students in the UK increased by 5% between the 2011/12 and 2017/18 academic years.
The number of Egyptians studying in the UK stood at: 2,100 students in the 2015/16 academic year; 2,355 students in the 2016/17 academic year; 2,630 students in the 2017/18 academic year; and 2,740 students in the 2018/19 academic year.
Last year, the group of 2,895 Egyptian students went to study in the following UK countries: 2,585 students went to England, 90 students to Wales, 200 students to Scotland, and 25 students to Northern Ireland.
Similarly, in 2012/13, a total of 970 Egyptian students attended a university in England, 135 a Scottish university, 110 went to study in Wales, while 20 students pursued their higher studies at a Northern Ireland university.
The UK attracts many international students from different corners of the world each year as it continues to hold a leading position in higher education, innovation, and scientific research.
Data has shown that there were 485,645 international students pursuing their higher studies in the UK during the 2018/19 academic year, 143,025 of whom were from the EU whilst 342,620 were non-EU students.
Large numbers of international students also head to the UK to pursue business degrees, as the country is known as a global business hub. It is also home to some of the best business schools and universities in the world, which provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge for their business career.
According to Erudera, there are over 43 business schools and universities in the UK, including: the Manchester Business School; the London Business School; the University of Edinburgh Business School; the University of Chicago Booth School of Business; and the Adam Smith Business School.