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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.

What is DIT doing to help the education sector grow internationally?

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

You can keep up to date with the status of the UK’s trade agreements and negotiations here.

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.

What support is there for UK businesses and providers in the Education sector who want to take advantage of international demand?

  • Register now for upcoming trade missions. An excellent opportunity to gain local market knowledge and to meet potential partners or investors.
  • Attend DIT’s education webinars. Learn more about where there’s demand for your expertise and how to grow your business in new markets.



  • 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.


Events, Missions and Webinars

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