Numbers of Greek students at UK universities plummeting

Brexit has led to a vast reduction in the number of Greek students applying to study in the United Kingdom, data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) show. Indicatively, there were about 11,500 Greeks at British universities in 2012. Ten years later, estimates put the number at a few hundred, reports the Kathimerini Greece Newsroom.

With the scrapping of student loans and visa-free entry, Brexit has undoubtedly played a role in students from Greece opting for other countries on the continent, for Cyprus and for colleges in Greece that cooperate with British universities.

The latest data from UNESCO show that 36,211 Greeks studied abroad in 2018. A British study, “International Facts and Figures 2021”, showed that 9,645 Greeks studied at British universities in 2019-20, with Greece ranking 12th on the relevant table. In 2019-20 the Greek student population in Britain had recorded a decrease of only 2% compared to the previous academic year. However, with Brexit approaching, many began to consider their options.
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