The report, entitled “International Student Perspective UK”, was published by the UK wing of the Erasmus Student Network, a student organization representing over 500,000 students across Europe.
The report surveyed 1,003 young people from across Europe, including 46% who had studied in the UK, 34% who had studied elsewhere, and 20% who had not studied overseas.
High Cost of Living in UK:
The report also found that the availability and price of accommodation are a major problem, with 63% of respondents saying that they found it “extremely” or “very” difficult to find affordable accommodation. These findings align with previous research, which has found that the UK is one of the most expensive European countries for students.
The report also found that students who had studied in the UK were less likely to receive enough support from their host university in finding accommodation than students who had studied in other countries.
Only 37% of respondents who had studied in the UK said that they had received enough support from their university, compared to 53% of respondents who had studied in other countries. The report also found that students were less likely to recommend studying in the UK to other students than they were to recommend studying in other countries.
Only 68% of respondents said that they would recommend studying in the UK, compared to 81% of respondents who would recommend studying in other countries.
The report concludes that the UK is still a popular destination for international students, but that the cost of living and housing are major barriers that need to be addressed.
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