Over 750,000 people come to the UK to learn every year, ranging from teenagers on summer language courses or in boarding schools to students embarking on PhD research. Hundreds of thousands more study with UK institutions in their home countries.
What makes them choose a UK education?
The United Kingdom has some of the best education providers in the world and a global reputation for excellence. A UK education is recognised globally; 160 countries use our international qualifications. Of current world leaders, 55 were educated in the UK, while 38% of Nobel Prize winners studied here.
English is the world's leading language for business and study. 3.5 million students in 130 countries are currently studying for Cambridge English Language Assessments. Students aspire to study in English-language universities.
Students love their experience in the UK. We offer a warm welcome, diverse communities, thousands of years of history, and a fantastic culture, as well as easy travel. The UK is an exciting place to live and study.
English UK is a Department for International Trade accredited sector trade association. This means we are recognised by the Department for International Trade (DIT) as the leader of the UK's English language teaching sector and act on behalf of the DIT to support the UK ELT sector.
One of the ways we do this is by enabling small to medium-sized UK educators to access DIT Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) grant funding. We can do this as an accredited sector trade association and a DIT recognised TAP trade challenge partner (TCP). We have hosted TAP funded participants in Education is GREAT branded villages (UK pavilions) at: ICEF Berlin 2018; ICEF Dubai 2019; and ICEF Mexico-Colombia 2019.
DIT has confirmed its TAP calendar of supported events for 2019/20. English UK is the TCP leading the UK's involvement at ICEF Berlin 2019 and ICEF Dubai 2020. Read our news story for details on how UK educators can apply for a TAP grant for these events.
Other useful links:
(1) Universities UK, International facts and figures, May 2017