International student interest down in US business schools
The US is considered by 50.2% of respondents as a study
destination, dropping from 62% in 2018 and 67% in 2017.Despite the decrease,
the US remains the top study destination along with the UK ( 50% ), according
to data collected from 1,006 respondents across 64 nationalities for the 2019
Business of Branding report..
In the US, fees have continued to rise both among providers
and for international students because of a strong US dollar.Meanwhile, in the
UK, the weakness of the pound has meant that students from some countries have
found that the cost of study has fallen compared with previous years.
Beyond the US and UK, Canada (38%) and Australia (37%) were the next countries considered by students as study destinations.Further back-ranked New Zealand and Germany, with Ireland, France, Switzerland, Singapore and the Netherlands - all were chosen by 15 - 20% of the respondents.