The average study abroad application is up by almost a third, according to the latest UK study abroad study guide.
The latest edition of the guide from the University and College Union said that the average application fee had gone up by nearly £30,000, to £2,600.
It also said that universities would have to raise tuition fees to make up the shortfall.
Universities in the top 20% of the rankings rose from 27th to 17th, while universities in the bottom 20% fell by more than one place.
Universities with the largest increases in applications were Oxford, Imperial College London, and the University of Birmingham.
The biggest drop was at the University College London which fell by 4 places.
“We’re very pleased with the uptake of applications and the growth in number of overseas students,” said Andrew Smith, head of the Universities, Colleges and Schools (UCAS) study abroad advisory group.
“However, universities are still facing the challenge of attracting students from all walks of life and from all backgrounds.”
The latest figures also show that the number of university study abroad applications is down by 10,000.
The UCAS said that it had seen a fall of 5,000 in the first three months of the year, the largest decline in a quarter of a century.
“With the UCAS’ guidance, universities can work to address this situation with the new, higher fees,” said Emma Jones, headteacher at the university’s School of Drama.
“But more than ever, universities need to invest in student life and support students to explore their new and exciting experiences abroad.
“We have seen an increase in applications to higher education over the last couple of years and there are clear signs that there is an interest in international education in general, said David Beasley, the head of UCAS. “
This is a very positive sign for the future of higher education in the UK.”
‘Not all universities are equal’The UCAS research said that there are some areas where universities are doing well. “
The higher fees are an excellent step towards ensuring that universities are well placed to meet the growing demand for their services.”
‘Not all universities are equal’The UCAS research said that there are some areas where universities are doing well.
For example, it said that London’s Metropolitan University, which has a strong international reputation, had seen the number in the study abroad ranks rise by nearly 10,400 students.
However, it added that some universities have struggled.
At the other end of the scale, the University at Oxford fell by 5 places to 19th place, and Durham University fell by 6 places to 16th.