Michael Peak, Senior Education Adviser, British Council said:
'The latest data from UCAS indicates that overall UK higher education continues to be an attractive option for international students, with EU applications growing over 3%, despite potential concerns surrounding Brexit.
The numbers show that more and more students are interested in UK undergraduate study including from many crucial international partners including China and India, a country where student numbers have been in decline since 2011.
But our recent surveys tell us that students are now faced with a greater choice, and will consider the overall package on offer when deciding on international study. We mustn't be complacent in a belief that all applications will convert to enrolments.
We need to give clear, positive signals of intent that international students are welcome and valued by all parts of the UK.'