UK study visa statistics from 2016 show that the number of major UK recruitment markets is dwindling and key markets are in jeopardy, with only continued growth from China preventing a substantial overall decline in student mobility to the UK.

At first glance, the headline figure doesn’t seem too alarming: the UK issued 194,608 study visas in 2016, down by 0.2 per cent from a year earlier. But the aggregate figure masks a worrying shift in the composition of the UK’s international student recruitment portfolio, with universities relying on a shrinking number of struggling markets.
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The International Graduate Scholarship Fair (IGSF) first commenced in 2009. The fair has been held annually since then, with participation from foreign institutions and Chinese students increasing dramatically. The 2016 IGSF attracted representatives from 109 overseas higher education institutions/agencies from 17 countries and nearly 8,000 Chinese students, the majority of whom were from China 985/211 Project Universities . 
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