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 What about the 20 million students that didn’t study abroad last year?

What about the 20 million students that didn’t study abroad last year?

Education technology has played a massive role in programme delivery since the start of the pandemic. And COVID has unquestionably amplified the scale and pace of adoption for...

 France: Further foreign enrolment growth in 2019/20 before COVID’s impact

France: Further foreign enrolment growth in 2019/20 before COVID’s impact

The number of new international students in France fell by 25% in 2020 as the pandemic took hold. But before COVID total international student enrolments grew by 3.4%...

 Will more colleges require vaccinations for students returning to campus in September 2021?

Will more colleges require vaccinations for students returning to campus in September 2021?

President Biden’s ambitious COVID vaccination targets and determination to beat back the virus have prompted one US university – Rutgers – to announce that it will require students...

 Ireland extends post-study work eligibility for students studying remotely due to COVID

Ireland extends post-study work eligibility for students studying remotely due to COVID

Ireland has temporarily adjusted a key immigration policy affecting international students in light of COVID, in an effort both to protect students’ ability to stay in Ireland after...

 Survey finds majority of students struggling with mental health during COVID

Survey finds majority of students struggling with mental health during COVID

More than half (56%) of undergraduate students responding to a 21-country survey say that their mental health has suffered as a result of COVID. The survey, undertaken by...

Coursera filing provides insights into revenue drivers for online learning

On 5 March 2021, leading MOOC platform Coursera submitted its IPO – initial public offering – filing with the US Security and Exchange Commission (SEC). The IPO now sets...

ETS launching a new TOEFL exam this year

With testing and admissions cycles so badly disrupted this year, many universities and colleges have had to become a lot more flexible around English language testing. Some have...

New analysis projects Brexit’s impact on EU enrolment in British higher education

As a result of the UK’s departure from the European Union, EU/EEA and Swiss students coming to the UK for higher education will – beginning this September –...

US graduate programmes report 39% fewer international commencements in fall 2020

Graduate programmes across the US suffered steep first-time enrolment declines among international students in fall 2020, especially at the master’s level, according to data from the Council of...

Russia reopens to international students

Russia is opening its borders to foreign students under certain conditions, according to the country’s ministry overseeing consumer protection, Rospotrebnadzor. To be allowed into the country to study,...

Canada: International students can complete studies online and still be eligible for post-study work permit

International students enrolled in Canadian post-secondary institutions will now be able to apply for Canada’s popular Post-Graduation Work Program (PGWP) regardless of how much of their programme is...

Germany projects year-over-year enrolment growth for winter 2021

A December 2020 flash survey conducted by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) estimates that foreign enrolment has actually increased slightly in German universities this semester. The survey...

New report describes shifting Nigerian demand for study abroad

With its large youth demographics and expanding middle class, Nigeria has become one of the most sought-after markets for student recruiters in major destination countries including Australia, Canada,...

UK’s updated International Education Strategy commits to growth targets and post-pandemic recovery

Despite all of the disruptions arising from the pandemic, the number of foreign students in UK universities grew by 12% last year and surpassed a total enrolment of...

Australian government cautions on 2021 border opening as economic impact deepens

The new academic year in Australia begins in March, and this is normally an exciting, busy month as many thousands of international students flock to schools and campuses...