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australia-eases-visa-processing-for-studentsAustralia 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...

international-students-in-ukBritain 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...

chinese-enrolments-australiaChinese 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...

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...

100th ITAC counsellor certified

The ICEF Agent Training Course today certified its 100th ITAC (ICEF Trained Agent Counsellor) during on-site examinations at the ICEF Dubai Workshop. Yousuf Aleemuddin, Education...

New standards for overseas student-recruiting agents approved

The Board of Directors of AIRC (American International Recruitment Council), an organisation that certifies and sets ethical guidelines for overseas student-recruiting agents, has approved revisions...

Indian students finding it harder to afford studying abroad

With the rupee falling over 18% against the dollar in the last year, course fees and living expenses carry a higher price tag for Indians,...

NACAC Announces Panel on Recruitment Agents

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) has convened a Commission on International Student Recruitment to address the long-running controversy over the use of...

Open and distance learning in the BRIC countries

The International Council for Open and Distance Education hosted a special session at the recent Online Educa Berlin conference to explore important trends and challenges...

Global survey finds that nearly 90% of agents expect to place more students this year

The results are in from the 2011 i-graduate ICEF Agent Barometer Survey, and as usual, they offer indispensable insights for stakeholders in international education. Fully...

Record-high enrolment in US this year

The Institute for International Education’s new Open Doors report reveals that the number of international students at US colleges and universities has topped 720,000 this...

East Asian students are most likely to hire agents, study finds

In the continuing debate over the hiring of international recruiting agents by college applicants and colleges themselves, the British Council has produced a report that...

Australia: Doors open to foreign students

Australia’s 39 universities are preparing for a brand new day in 2012: not only will government quotas on the number of local students they enrol...

Australia sets out plan to liberalise visas for foreign students

The government of Australia has announced plans for a sweeping liberalisation of the country’s visa programme for international students after a major decline in university...

Industry growth fuels need for new professional standards

The international education industry is, in many respects, still a young business but it is growing up fast. The global population of international students has...

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