Over the past few months, we’ve focused our research and data analysis on how COVID-19 has impacted international students’ university plans in 2020.
Our analysis found our students were, for the most part, still intent on realising their international higher education ambitions in 2020.
We found that, for the majority of our students, COVID-19 had not affected their plans, with 67% of respondents telling us that they had no intention to change their plans at all. Only 33% of our students told us their plans had changed.
Likewise, of those students who did change their plans, 86% told us they were still attending university. We also found that, for the most part, students were keen to start their studies in the coming academic year, with a total of 68% of students expressing their intention to start their degree either in September 2020 or January 2021.
But for some traditional university destinations, our research painted a decidedly less rosy picture.