Higher Education

Canada moves to speed student visa processing for selected Asian markets

Students from China, India, Vietnam, and the Philippines applying for full-time study at Canadian institutions or schools can now access a new, expedited student visa...

top-ranked-indian-universities-will-now-offer-full-online-degreesTop-ranked Indian universities will now offer full online degrees

The Indian government has stepped back from a 2016 ban and will now allow accredited, top-ranked universities to offer full...

US ELT numbers continue downward trend

Enrolment in Intensive English Programmes (IEPs) in the US continued to decline in 2017, with student numbers down...

Seven in ten foreign students plan to stay in Germany after graduation

A survey of prospective students finds that affordability is key factor for those considering study in Germany...

UAE announces five-year student visas and residency opportunities

International students studying in the United Arab Emirates will now be eligible for a five-year student visa, replacing the one-year visa term in place until...

US student visa data the latest indicator of international enrolment trends

The latest SEVIS by the Numbers report provides a snapshot of foreign enrolment in the US as of 5 March 2018. It finds the number of...

Scale of OPT growth revealed as US administration contemplates reforms

The scale and importance of the Optional Practical Training (OPT) programme in the US, both as a lever for international recruitment and as a source...

New Zealand’s foreign enrolment dipped in 2017

Partial-year data for 2017 indicates a softening in international student numbers in New Zealand last year. Education New Zealand’s latest data release reflects year-to-date trends for...

Funding for Erasmus+ should double to €30 billion, says European Commission

The European Union is drawing to the end of a €15 billion (US$18 billion) commitment to support Erasmus+ grants for more than four million people to...

The continuing expansion of online learning in the US

Total enrolment in US distance learning programmes reached 6.36 million as of fall 2016, an increase of nearly 6% over...

Foreign enrolment in China up by 10.5% in 2017

The latest statistics from China’s Ministry of Education highlight another year of strong growth for China’s foreign enrolment. The Ministry reports a total of 489,200...

Germany confirms its foreign enrolment growth for 2017

The latest statistics from Germany confirm earlier reports of strong growth in 2017. Year-over-year growth in...

India set on becoming a major regional study destination

India has set a goal to quadruple its foreign student numbers, and to host 200,000 visiting students, by 2023...

Study tracks the increasing popularity of alternate credentials

One in four higher education institutions in North America now offer badges and three in four say that such alternate credentials are “strategically important to...

Brazil marks a second year of strong growth

There was a 23% increase in Brazilian outbound in 2017, with a record 302,000 students studying abroad that year...

Universities UK renews call for clarity on Brexit terms

The UK and European Union reached an important milestone in the Brexit talks last month. On 19 March, negotiators formalised an agreement for a 21-month...

Signs of growth in Nepal

Official figures appear to understate Nepalese outbound at roughly 44,000 in 2017, whereas the actual number is...

From the field: Affordability shaping Kenyan outbound trends

Kenya is one of those markets that is sometimes hard to see clearly. The official stats from UNESCO suggest that outbound mobility has been essentially...

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