Indians Dominate International Students Group In London
Indian students form the dominant group of international students in London. In 2016-17, there were 4,545 Indian students in London, accounting for 26 percent of all Indian students in the UK
Indian students make up the fourth largest category in London, which was ranked as the top city for students in the world on Wednesday (11th May, 2018).
The top student cities in the latest edition of ‘QS Best Student Cities Rankings’ ranks Tokyo, Melbourne, Montreal and Paris to complete top five cities this year based on a number of factors including the number of top universities in a city, local jobs market, culture diversity and quality of life.
Indian students form the dominant group of international students in London. In 2016-17, there were 4,545 Indian students in London, accounting for 26 percent of all Indian students in the UK.
As the city’s fourth-largest student market after China, America and Italy, the average Indian student in London spends 30,100 pounds and contributed 137 million pounds in total spending in London in 2016-17.
Sadiq Khan, London mayor said, “We have more leading universities and international students than any other city and I want to make sure it stays that way. London is open as the best place to study, do business and innovate and a city where all Londoners can take advantage of these opportunities.”
International students make up for 41 percent of the city’s entire student population, up from 34 percent in 2012-13. In 2016-17, London attracted over 1, 12, 000 international students, who contributed 3.45 billion pounds in economic value to the capital, an 11 percent increase from the last year.
Ben Sowter, Research Director at QS said, “The city benefits from outstanding employment prospects, more world-class universities than any other city, and enviable lifestyle opportunities. These factors mean that London remains a great place to study despite eye-watering costs.”
London improved its desirability by seven places, and now ranks 18th for factors measuring a range of quality of living factors such as pollution, safety and corruption levels. London’s largest rank improvement this year came through student view, which now places the city on 13th, an improvement of 10 places.