Official statistics have revealed that the number of Indian students choosing London as a study destination jumped by 20 per cent in 2017-18 compared to the previous year. In 2017-18, London attracted 5,455 students from India taking up courses across the city’s many universities, up from 4,545 the previous year. India held on to its fourth rank among London’s top international student markets, after 21,350 students who came from China, 7,105 from the US, and 5,770 from Italy.
“These new statistics show that London is as big a draw as ever for the brightest young talent from around the world. I’m delighted to see so many students choosing our city as their destination of choice to learn and to discover all the benefits of a first-class education,” said Rajesh Agrawal, London’s Deputy Mayor for Business. “London has more world-leading universities than any other city on the planet and a buzzing cultural landscape which attracts international students from more than 200 countries. This is yet more evidence that London is open,” he said.