Chinese Universities are now looking to the UK to recruit students and 35 institutions from China are at events in London and Manchester on the 17th and 18th of March in a bid to tempt students to consider going abroad for their studies. With tuition fees in the UK reaching £9,250 and Chinese fees being roughly between £1,500 and £3,000 it may well be a tempting offer.
According to a recent report by The Economist, UK students are increasingly likely to choose foreign universities for reasons that include the proliferation of overseas universities offering courses in English, and their relative affordability following the increase in tuition fees charged by English universities. A 2016 report found that the number of UK residents seeking degrees or work exchanges in China has more than tripled in 10 years. Annual tuition fees in China are typically between about £1,500 and £3,000.