About University in Scotland

About University in Scotland

The number of students studying in Scotland have continuously increased over the past few years and have done so at a rate that has been steady and sustainable but the number of international students also continues to increase at a steady rate. Many have attributed the increasing interest of international students to the reputation of Scottish universities that continues to get better as technology and research advances. Some interesting facts to note about the higher education system in the UK include:

  • There are over 235000 enrollments in post secondary institutions annually, a number that continues to increase with the students ranging from locals to those from hundreds of thousands of kilometers away.
  • The number of students enrolled from the UK only make up 184000 and EU students account for about 20,945.
  • The country that makes up the most non-EU undergraduates is China and the number of students from China continues to increase.
  • American students rise annually by anywhere between 5 and 8%
  • Of all of the degrees awarded in Scotland, science accounts for about 50% of them which is impressive compared to the UK’s benchmark of 43%
  • Students from India and African countries continue to decrease which could have negative impacts on the country’s diversity.
  • The number of women that account for these degrees also continues to increase which is important, especially in fields like science, where the number and ratio of women have traditionally been unequal and inadequate.
  • Scotland works hard at recruiting and retaining students and continues to make a steady and significant effort to draw a diverse pool of students and to keep them in Scotland or the UK to put their education to good use and to help the development and innovation of the country as a whole.