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International Insights: China

Date 01/12/2017
The importance of China for UK higher education cannot be overstated. 

China is now the second largest host country for UK transnational education (TNE), with over 65,000 students. This 80 per cent increase over the past five years makes it the fastest growing host country. 

China is also by far the main sending country of international students to the UK, with over 91,000 students. Significantly, around 55 per cent of Chinese students studying in England start their studies on UK transnational (TNE) programmes in China. 

QAA’s latest International Insights​ focuses on the regulatory environment for transnational education in China. See our recently published country report for a fuller account of the higher education and TNE landscape in China. ​