The determinants of international demand for UK higher education – January 2017

Practice area: Economics of Education | Education and Labour Markets | Higher education
Published: 12 January, 2017
Keywords: impact assessment quantitative analysis

London Economics were commissioned by the Higher Education Policy Institute and Kaplan International Pathways to undertake an analysis of the international determinants of UK higher education enrolments. The analysis illustrates the impact of macroeconomic factors (such as a currency depreciation or overseas economic growth), institutional factors (such as UK and US fee levels) and policy factors (such as the removal of the post study work visa programme in 2012) on the demand for UK higher education.

In addition to the econometric analysis, the analysis also presented three potential scenarios following the decision of the UK to leave the European Union: a removal of student support for EU students; fee harmonisation between EU and International students; and a 10% depreciation of Sterling. Splitting universities into four distinct clusters, the impact of the various scenarios on UK higher education institutions’ tuition fee revenues was demonstrated.

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