Higher Education

enrolment-trend-in-us-graduate-schoolsInternational gains buck downward enrolment trend in US graduate schools

A recent report by the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) has observed an interesting gap between applications to US graduate schools – up 4.3% from...

lebanese-student-mobilityOpportunities expand as Lebanese choose a wider range of destinations

Drawing upon a cosmopolitan, multilingual society with strong historical ties to the West, the Lebanese student market presents an inviting prospect to international educators from...

indian-students-studying-abroadNumber of Indian students heading abroad increases dramatically over past decade

The number of Indian students going overseas to study rose a stunning 256% – from 53,266 to 189,629 – in just nine years (2000–2009) according...

New Zealand continues to refine visa processing and quality controls

Today we turn to New Zealand to discover which markets the country is prioritising to grow the international education industry. We also offer a reminder...

Changing landscape for online education challenges for-profit providers

The entry of non-profit American university and college brands – particularly those with elite reputations – into online education is beginning to reshape the competitive...

Proposed changes to conditional admissions in the US causing concern

Recently, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced their intentions to require US institutions to issue separate I-20 forms to degree-seeking international students who...

Field report: demand for education up sharply in Uzbekistan

As ICEF’s Director of the CIS countries, Mr Sergey Krasnyanskiy manages ICEF’s operations in Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus. From his office...

Global tutoring industry experiencing explosive growth

As students across the globe increasingly enrol in higher education courses, tutoring has become a prime method for bolstering traditional learning. Because entrance examinations are...

The expanding footprint of international consortia in higher education

Universities worldwide are becoming increasingly internationalised, and many are also expanding their participation in international consortia. These multi-institution partnerships typically include a broad range of...

New government decree tightens regulations on foreign-based educational institutions in Vietnam

As reported on ICEF Monitor earlier this year, the government of Vietnam has been tightening regulations on foreign-linked educational institutions and cross-border programmes. Recently, a...

Open Doors 2012: International student enrolment increases by nearly 6%

The 2012 Open Doors Report on international educational exchange, released today, finds that the number of international students at colleges and universities in the United...

Market Snapshot: The Netherlands

Although The Netherland’s ambitions for an international education sector continue to rely heavily on students from Germany, the country is showing signs of increasing diversity....

Libya making its way back onto the international education scene

With the fall of Libyan dictator Muammar Qadhafi in 2011, there were hopes that the prospects for intellectual development in the country, including domestic higher...

Foreign-based agencies may soon be banned from operating in China

In what seems like an inevitable move by the Chinese government, foreign-based agencies recruiting Chinese students for study abroad (but not registered in China) may...

Student safety: how to maintain a secure environment

In part one of ICEF Monitor’s examination of student safety, we discussed the rising trend of campus crime, and the growing awareness of the problem...

Student safety: its impact on recruitment and study abroad choices

ICEF Monitor looks at the issue of student safety in a two-part article. The first discusses the perceived increase in physical danger on school campuses...

The global flow of tertiary-level students

Do you like good market data as much as we do? How about informative data visualisations? Well, you can find both in a new interactive...

Increasing challenges around the Iranian study abroad market

“We have the capacity to educate students inside the country, and except when it is urgent, there is no need for our foreign exchange to...

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