The UK remains one of Chinese students' top three destinations for studying abroad, and the growing number going there in recent years has not gone unnoticed.
1.The University of Liverpool
The University of Liverpool is one of the great universities of research and innovation that attracts students and experts from around the world. The university has produced nine Nobel Prize winners. It currently has 22,000 students, including 7,000 international students on campus. Around 3,200 Chinese students were enrolled last year.
2.The University of Manchester
The University of Manchester is the largest single-site university in the UK. International students play a huge role at the University of Manchester, where its student population hails from 154 countries. It is a Russell Group member and one of the world's top 50 universities. Around 3,100 Chinese students were enrolled last year.
3.The University of Nottingham
The University of Nottingham is positioned as one of Britain's leading research universities.The university reached a landmark in its long list of academic achievements in 2003 when SirPeter Mansfield, a professor there, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine. It is one of the world's top 100 universities and a member of the Russell Group. Around 2,800 Chinese students were enrolled last year.
4.The University of Birmingham
The University of Birmingham was established by Queen Victoria by Royal Charter in 1900 and was the UK's first civic or 'redbrick' university. It is one of the world's top 100 universities and a member of the Russell Group. More than 2,500 Chinese students were enrolled last year.
5.The University of Sheffield
Located in England's fourth-largest city, the University of Sheffield dates back to 1828. It is one of the world's top 100 universities and a member of the Russell Group. The university has launched a project to help the city's businesses break into the Chinese market by working with its Chinese-speaking graduates. Around 2,500 Chinese students were enrolled last year.