In light of recent WeChat articles in China claiming that some UK universities are no longer accepting Chinese students, the British Council and the eight UK universities listed below would like to release the following statement: 

  • The UK is one of the most popular study destinations in the world and hosts more than 480,000 international higher education students from more than 200 countries and territories each year. 
  • The UK welcomes international students, including from China. International students contribute immeasurably to the intellectual vitality of UK education and the cultural diversity of UK society. 
  • The UK has a global reputation for its academic excellence. It has always been a competitive process for students to apply to study at the UK’s world-class institutions. 
  • There is no limit on the number of genuine international students who meet the relevant entry requirements that can study in the UK. 
  • UK universities each have their own entry requirements, which vary based on the choice of subject and the level of study. 
  • The eight universities mentioned in the articles, including; Durham University, Queen Mary University of London, The University of Bristol, The University of Glasgow, The University of Nottingham, The University of Leeds, The University of Manchester and The University of Sheffield, all emphasise that they remain open and welcoming to all international students, and will be accepting Chinese students for their 2019 courses who meet their entry requirements. 

Students can always contact the universities they are interested in directly to inquire about the latest entry requirements for specific courses. 

Students interested in finding out more about study opportunities in the UK are encouraged to visit the British Council StudyUK website