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

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 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

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

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

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...

Spanish universities detail pandemic impacts and strategies for 2020/21

Spain is a major study abroad destination – enrolling nearly 1.1 million international students across all education sectors in 2018/19. Its universities, like those in so many countries,...

Foreign enrolment in UK higher education reached a new high in 2019/20

The latest data release from the UK’s Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) reveals that international student numbers reached record highs during the 2019/20 academic year, a reporting period...

Survey respondents optimistic about international student recruitment in 2021

The latest in a QS survey series begun in 2020 finds that there is a sense of cautious optimism regarding student recruitment prospects in 2021. The new report,...

New Zealand border exception will allow 1,000 international students to return this year

Beginning in April 2021, the New Zealand government will welcome back 1,000 international students who found themselves outside of the country when New Zealand closed its borders due...

Survey measures expectations for higher education delivery in 2025

Globally, one quarter of adults believe that higher education in their country will be conducted entirely or mostly online five years from now. Another half expect that higher...

UK suspends in-person classes and locks down as COVID cases rise

The UK entered a strict lockdown this week as part of the government deciding to move the country to a new Level 5 COVID threat level (the highest...

China an “indispensable recruitment market” for study abroad for which online channels will be key this year

China’s demographics are changing, and so too are some of the patterns of outbound Chinese students. They are choosing a wider field of study destinations than in the...

Germany’s foreign enrolment grew again in 2019/20

Germany saw its international student population grow by 6% in 2019/20, following an increase of 7% in 2018/19. Over the past decade, international student numbers in Germany have...