UK first in international student satisfaction, but Canada growing faster

December 18, 2015

The United Kingdom ranks first in international undergraduate student satisfaction, ahead of Canada, the US, Australia, and New Zealand, according to new research from the UK Higher Education International Unit at Universities UK. However, Canada and the US outstripped the UK in terms of market share growth: Canada has seen 70% enrolment growth since 2007–08, compared to 46% for the UK. This translates into a 20% market share increase for Canada, compared to 3.1% for the UK, 7.6% for the US, and negative figures for Australia, New Zealand, and Germany. “Rising competition from the ‘sleeping giant’ of the international sector, the US, is proving significant, as is the offer from Canadian universities,” said the report. “The significant fall experienced in recent years in Australian international undergraduate enrolments illustrates the potential fragility of this market.” Chronicle of Higher Education | International Unit | Full Report