If you're an international student who has recently enquired about a UK institution, chances are you share the same interest with the 17,336 students that Hobsons' has surveyed. Here are the results:
Hobsons’ International Student Survey 2015 shows that those in poorer countries tended to focus more on future earnings than those in wealthier ones – 93 per cent of prospective students in Nigeria and in Malaysia rated this factor on the important side of the scale. But the opposite was true when respondents were asked about better employment prospects, with the highest proportion of prospective students in the US (96 per cent) and Canada (95 per cent) seeing this as essential.
Although students need to balance their student life with more social activities, the report shows that social life, joining a society and even a joining a sports club were the least important when studying in the UK.