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turkey-removes-international-student-quotas-signals-recruitment-strategyTurkey removes international student quotas and signals recruitment strategy

Turkey announced earlier this month that it would remove nearly all limitations on foreign student enrolment in the country’s universities. Up to this point, international...

malta-elt-weeks-down-expanded-work-rights-for-studentsMalta: ELT weeks down; expanded work rights for students

Malta’s ELT (English Language Training) sector plays an important role in the country’s overall tourism industry, accounting for 8% of total tourist nights and 6.5%...

foreign-enrolment-continues-to-grow-in-the-netherlandsForeign enrolment continues to grow in the Netherlands

The latest data from the the Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education – Nuffic – highlights a further increase in degree-seeking international students in the...

Chinese study destinations and post-study plans changing this year

A new study published earlier this month finds shifting patterns of demand among Chinese students planning to study abroad, both with respect to destination preferences...

Ireland: ELT student numbers down but weeks reach a record high

After a few years of steady increases in student numbers, enrolment growth in Ireland’s ELT (English Language Training) sector cooled off last year. There were...

Growing Egyptian demand for education pressures domestic capacity

Egypt is the most populous country in the Arab world. The population more than tripled – from 32 to 98 million – between the mid-1960s...

One third of foreign students in British independent schools come from Europe

The 2019 Independent Schools Council (ISC) Census reveals that the total number of international students in British Independent K-12 schools grew by just under 3%...

More Germans travelled abroad for language studies in 2018

The number of German students who went abroad for language study increased by 12.7% in 2018 according to a new market analysis conducted by the...

From the field: Recruiting in the Philippines

The Philippines has been poised for outbound growth for some time now, and especially so over the last couple of years as the country has...

Joblessness high among university graduates in Turkey

New data released by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK) finds that the country’s unemployment rate has risen significantly and is especially acute among youth. What’s...

US visa data shows declining international numbers

The US Department of Homeland Security’s Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is always an interesting window into international enrolment trends in the US...

Brazil’s outbound numbers surged in 2018

The Brazilian study abroad market showed its strength again in 2018 with a third consecutive year of strong growth. The latest survey data from the...

The growing popularity of international K-12 schools in China

Over the past three years, there has been a significant rise in the number of Chinese families selecting an international style of education in China...

China’s foreign enrolment growth flattened out in 2018

In a statement earlier this month, China’s Ministry of Education says that total foreign enrolment in the country reached 492,185 international students in 2018. This...

From the field: An agent’s perspective on recruiting in Nepal

Nepal’s outbound student numbers continued their rapid growth trajectory in 2018. Following on from strong gains the previous year, many global and regional study destinations...

Survey reinforces the impact of Brexit on UK attractiveness

At this writing, the UK is poised to crash out of the European Union on 12 April without an exit deal in place. British parliamentarians...

From the field: The market for language studies in Spain

There are nearly 478 million native Spanish speakers worldwide, a foundation which has helped to make Spanish the second most commonly spoken mother tongue in...

France posts 4.5% increase in international enrolment for 2017/18

There are now 343,000 international students enrolled in French higher education, representing a 4.5% increase from 2016/17 to 2017/18, and a second straight year of...

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