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China beats EU on UK universities

For the first time after Brexit, UK universities have more prospective students from China than from the EU. The number of applicants from the EU dropped by 43 percent to 28,400, according to the British university admissions service UCAS. This compares with 28,490 applications from China. The number of applicants from the People’s Republic had more than doubled since 2017. The sharp decline of EU applicants was deemed “disappointing” but expected, as news agency Bloomberg quoted the head of the lobby group Universities U.K., Stephanie Harris. Since Brexit, EU students have to pay higher fees at most British universities.

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