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International Opportunities for UK Education



Global demand for UK Education

As part of its International Education Strategy, the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) is helping to deliver the Government’s ambition to ensure education exports reach £35bn by 2030.

UK Education is world-leading and world-renowned. From EdTech to English Language Teaching, international demand for the UK’s innovative products and services continues to grow.

DIT support to international education partnerships

In markets across the world, DIT is promoting the UK’s world-class education offer and driving demand overseas. Here in the UK, DIT is supporting businesses and providers in the sector to export their products, services, and expertise.

While Bilateral Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) in non-EU countries are opening new doors for UK businesses and providers in the sector. You can keep up to date with the status of the UK’s trade agreements and negotiations here.

Separately, the education team here at DIT is working to improve market access outside of FTAs. Contact the education team if you want to feed in any views on market access barriers:

International Education Champion

To support the delivery of the International Education Strategy, Sir Steve Smith was appointed as the UK International Education Champion and the Prime Minister’s Special Representative to Saudi Arabia for Education.

How can I get involved?

  • Register now for upcoming trade missions. An excellent opportunity to gain local market knowledge and to meet potential partners or investors.
    Click here for future trade missions and other exciting events.

  • Attend DIT’s education webinars. Learn more about where there’s demand for your expertise and how to grow your business in new markets.
    Click here for future webinars and other exciting events.
  • Access local support. UK businesses and providers can get help from International Trade Advisers based in their region. Get in touch with your local trade office to contact an Adviser.
  • DIT support offers. Find out more about selling overseas with DIT’s country export guides, register for the Export Academy if you are a new exporter, or access financial support from UK Export Finance. Explore DIT support for exporters.

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