A brand new survey of 1,473 brokers discovered that the UK is main the best way when it comes to agent expectations, with 82% believing they are going to place extra college students there than final 12 months.
Over half of respondents stated they might ship “considerably extra” college students to the UK (in comparison with the 31% that stated “barely extra”), whereas solely 29% indicated the identical for the US and Australia.
However the majority of the brokers surveyed nonetheless count on to ship extra college students to universities within the US, Australia and Canada in 2022/23 than they did within the 2021/22 educational 12 months.
The survey, carried out by pathway supplier and college partnerships firm INTO, additionally discovered that the typical annual family revenue of scholars enquiring about research overseas was between US$40,000-60,000 globally, however was decrease in South Asia, the Center East and Africa.
“With current robust scholar quantity development coming from South Asia and Africa, establishments with a powerful worth proposition are finest positioned for benefiting from the massive alternatives for quantity development,” the report concluded.
Entry to higher high quality schooling and higher employment prospects had been the important thing drivers for finding out overseas based on brokers – a end result per earlier surveys.
“Employability has emerged as one of the crucial vital drivers for research overseas aspirants”
Nonetheless there was a 12% drop from final 12 months within the variety of Chinese language brokers who named “post-study work after commencement” as a key motivating issue which, the report notes, “displays a long-term decline in Chinese language college students staying overseas post-study”.
INTO chief government Olivia Streatfeild stated the findings indicated “the inexperienced shoots of restoration”.
“Employability has emerged as one of the crucial vital drivers for research overseas aspirants at this time,” Streatfeild continued.
“To make sure they get the return on funding they deserve, we should ship applications that give them the profession head begin they should succeed.”
The brokers concerned within the survey represented 80 nations with 30% of respondents from China and 25% from East Asia.