US still top destination for international students, says report

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US still top destination for international students, says report

The US remains the top destination for prospective international students, with nearly two-thirds of respondents placing it in their top three countries for undergraduate study, according to a new global survey.

The report, which was produced by the strategy consultancy Parthenon-EY and the educational listings company Hotcourses Group, showed that 64 per cent of respondents viewed the US as their preferred destination.

The 2016 Prospective International Student Survey gauged the opinion of more than 2,700 prospective students from 130 countries where recruitment agents are not widely used in the university application process.

Along with the US, the UK continued to show its desirability among international students, with more than half of undergraduate respondents putting it in their top three, while Australia was third, with 41 per cent. Just below them was Canada, with 37 per cent. The survey showed a sustained preference among applicants for study in anglophone countries.

 

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