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Number of Egyptian students in UK jumps 70% in 6 years

The number of Egyptian students attending UK universities has increased from 1,695 students in 2014/15 to 2,895 students in the 2019/20 academic year, marking a 70 percent increase, official statistics report. reports that while the UK experienced a healthy increase in Egyptian students throughout the past years, the total number of international students increased by just five percent 2011/12 and 2017/18 academic years.

During other academic years, the number of students from Egypt studying in the UK stood as follows:  

  • 2,100 students in 2015/16 
  • 2,355 students in 2016/17 
  • 2,630 students in 2017/18 
  • 2,740 students in 2018/19 

These statistics are an indication that annually, more students in Egypt choose UK universities for their education. 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
  • 25 students to Northern Ireland 

Similarly, in 2012/13, the majority of Egyptian students (970) attended a university in England, 135 studied at a Scottish university, 110 went to Wales, while 20 students pursued studies at a university located in Northern Ireland.  

The United Kingdom holds a leading position in higher education, innovation, and scientific research; therefore, many international students from across the world choose it as their study destination. 

Data show 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 and 342,620 non-EU. 

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