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UK: Spotlight on Schools

Jan 30, 2021

The University of Edinburgh welcomes students from around the world because of the value of their different cultures, experiences and perspectives. “With 5,290 Chinese students, our mission is about quality because it is linked to our reputation. A diverse makeup is important not only for the school, but also the students,” said Deputy Vice President Alan Mackay.

Location: Edinburgh

No. of students: 16,375 (foreign) / 6,311 (Chinese)

Top programs: Artificial Intelligence, Law, Biomedical Sciences

Contact person: Edinburgh Global

Phone: +44 (0) 131 650 4296 / Email: / URL:


Royal Russell School is a friendly, caring and multicultural co-educational day and boarding school that offers complete teaching for students aged 3 to 18. With 167 years of history, the school has welcomed international students for more than four decades, building a global community, an enriched standard for learning and a stronger relationship with China.

Location: Croydon, Surrey

No. of students: 170 (foreign) / 112 (Chinese)

Top programs: Mathematics, Physics, Economics

Contact person: Graham Moseley, Director of International Relations

Phone: +4475 7242 1424 / Email: / URL:


Ravensbourne University London is an innovative, industry-focused university located at the heart of London’s newest creative community on the Greenwich Peninsula. Champions of creativity and collaboration and dedicated to giving students the specialist skills and opportunities for outstanding careers in digital media and design.

Location: London

No. of students: 200 (foreign) / 20 (Chinese)

Top programs: Animation and Illustration, Architecture and Interiors, Computing, Digital Technology, Fashion, Graphics and Design, Management, Marketing and Advertising, Music and Sound, TV and Film

Contact person: Tolani Jaiyeola, International Development Manager

Phone: +44 7803 625 409/ Email: / URL:


Warwick School was founded in 914, making it one of the oldest schools in the UK. We are a leading independent day and boarding school for boys aged 7-18, set on a beautiful 50 acre site. High academic achievements, together with outstanding pastoral care and exceptional co-curricular provision make Warwick School a wonderful place to be educated.

Location: Warwick, Warwickshire

No. of students: 57 (foreign) / 49 (Chinese)

Top programs: A-level and GCSE programmes

Contact person: Admissions Team

Phone: +4419 2677 6414/ Email: / URL:


Universities Wales is the body that represents our Welsh Universities.  As part of this we manage the Global Wales programme which supports the international activities of these Universities.  This includes promoting opportunities for international research, encouraging student mobility, and advocating the Welsh higher education sector internationally through ‘Study in Wales’.

Location: Cardiff

Contact person: Gwen Williams, Head of International

Email: / URL:

Education in the Commonwealth 2021 was prepared for and originally printed in Forbes China magazine.

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