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www.icefmonitor.comInside the Middle East: Profiling Iraq, Oman, Lebanon

In every region, there are the primary markets – the ones that recruiters move to first and that often represent the core of the market...

three-year-degree-programmes-USAThree-year degree programmes in USA rising in popularity

The rising cost of college tuition and the impact of the economic downturn has sparked a new trend in the US, with more and more...

australian-education-exportsAustralian education exports down 20% this year

New figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that falling overseas student numbers have removed more than AUS$3 billion from Australian education exports this...

Generous new scholarship plan for Brazilians to study abroad

State-controlled Brazilian oil giant Petrobras plans to provide 5,000 scholarships over the next six years to Brazilian students who plan to earn degrees abroad in...

NACAC panel continues the debate on US agent usage

During a recent session, the 26-member panel organised by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) heard from supporters of paying per-student commissions to...

Enormous Saudi scholarship programme extended to 2020

The prospects of an extension to Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Scholarship Program (KASP) were much on the mind of attendees at the recent ICEF Dubai...

Hong Kong curriculum changes present huge recruitment opportunities

As Hong Kong shifts from a three-year to a four-year degree structure and school-leavers enter university a year earlier, students are applying to study abroad...

US business schools losing market share

A report released this week by the Graduate Management Admission Council reveals that business schools in the United States lost market share again in 2011....

US expands post-grad work term for science and tech students

The US government announced recently a planned expansion of  post-graduate work term opportunities for international students graduating from science and technical programmes. Currently, an F-1...

Australia eases visa processing for students from 29 countries

A statement released today by the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP, announced that the Government will make the visa application process easier...

Britain defines circumstances in which foreign students can stay

Under new rules set to start within weeks, foreign students in Britain will be allowed to remain in the country only if they have graduated...

National Vocational Education Qualification Framework launched in India

India’s Union Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal has launched the National Vocational Education Qualification Framework (NVEQF), which will be implemented into the...

Chinese enrolments down but Australia works to reverse the tide

2009—only three years ago—marked the peak of Australia’s heydey as a study abroad destination country; at that time, 491,565 international students were enrolled in courses...

Pakistani students consider new options abroad

ICEF Dubai event attendees received some insider tips on the Pakistani market during last week’s seminar from Syed Azhar Husnain Abidi, Chairman of the All Pakistan Education Consultants...

Australia – Better job prospects for foreign students

International students graduating from Australian universities face a marked improvement in their chances of finding work in their fields of study. A new report says...

Opportunity knocks in Saudi Arabia

The ICEF Dubai Workshop is just kicking off, and as attendees are lining up at Registration, many are already buzzing with energy and ready to...

Foreign student numbers in Taiwan almost double since 2007

The number of foreign students pursuing formal academic degrees in Taiwan has increased significantly in the past four years, with the number of foreign undergraduates...

Overseas student numbers, fees rise in the UK

The number of international students at UK universities has risen by 35 percent over the past five years, and has more than doubled since 2000-01,...

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