UK top destination for study
For the first time, the UK has overtaken the US as the preferred overseas study destination for Chinese students, a report released Sunday showed.
In the survey for the annual Report on Chinese Students' Overseas Study, the UK was preferred by 42% of respondents, up by 1 percentage point from last year.
Study in the US was preferred by 37% of respondents, down by 6 percentage points.
Australia and Canada, both at 16%, tied as the third most popular destinations for overseas study, followed by Japan, Germany and Singapore.
The report attributed the shift in students' preferences from the US to the UK to tense Sino-US relations in the past two years and the UK's advantages, such as the reopening of the Post Study Work Visa and quicker graduation requirements.