‘There is still room for more students’ – British Council

Indonesia sends more than 3,000 students to study in the United Kingdom every year. But number-wise, there is still room for more Indonesians to study in British universities, according to the British Council Indonesia, writes Jayanty Nada Shofa for the Jakarta Globe.

“We think there is a lot of room for growth for more Indonesian students to benefit from the top-class higher education in the UK,” British Council Indonesia Country Director Summer Xia told reporters on the sidelines of the 2022 Going Global Asia Pacific conference in Singapore on Tuesday. “This has been recognised by the Indonesian government who has provided a large number of scholarships for students to go abroad [such as] the LPDP [Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education] and the one-term-long Indonesian International Student Mobility Awards [IISMA],” Xia said.

The annual Indonesian student enrolment in UK universities is still much less compared to other sending countries such as China. There are also more Indonesian students picking close neighbour Australia as the destination country compared to the UK – something that Xia attributes to the location.
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