The UK also had one of the highest proportion of students saying they were unhappy in the survey of undergraduates from 21 different countries.
Seventy per cent of the British students polled said their mental health has suffered during the coronavirus pandemic.
Only three other countries had a greater proportion of undergraduates saying the same, with the figure at 76 per cent in Brazil, 75 per cent in the US and 73 per cent in Canada.
On average, 56 per cent of students said they had struggled with mental health during the pandemic out of all countries looked at in the Global Student Survey commissioned by Chegg.org, the nonprofit arm of education technology company Chegg.
Meanwhile, 18 per cent of the British students polled disagreed with the statement “in general, all things considered, I feel happy”.
Only Turkey, where 29 per cent disagreed, and the US, where 20 per cent, had higher unhappiness scores for undergraduates…