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 Australia’s foreign enrolment up 10% in 2019

Australia’s foreign enrolment up 10% in 2019

Full-year enrolment numbers for Australia reveal that the country’s foreign enrolment grew by just under 10% in 2019 (9.7% year-over-year). Total enrolment of visa-holding students reached 758,154, which...

 US graduate schools report increased International applications and commencements

US graduate schools report increased International applications and commencements

In fall 2019, American universities saw a year-over-year increase in international graduate applications (up 3%) and first-time enrolments (up 4%). This marks a reversal of a downward trend...

 Erasmus+ funded a record number of international placements in 2018

Erasmus+ funded a record number of international placements in 2018

The massive scale and impact of the Erasmus+ exchange programme is very much in focus in a newly released European Commission report. The Erasmus+ Annual Report 2018 highlights...

 Reports of some Iranian students being detained and deported from US airports

Reports of some Iranian students being detained and deported from US airports

Iran sends tens of thousands of students abroad every year – including more than 12,000 to the US, making Iran the second-most important Middle Eastern market for US...

 Brexit will not affect EU students in 2020

Brexit will not affect EU students in 2020

Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party won a large majority in the UK’s December 2019 general election. That victory has now paved the way for Britain to exit the European...

Foreign enrolment in UK higher education up 6% for 2018/19

There were more than 485,000 international students enrolled in UK higher education institutions in 2018/19...

Africa ascending: Four growth markets to watch

Growing economies, large and youthful populations, and labour market trends are just some of the factors driving demand...

Africa ascending: The demographic juggernaut driving student mobility in the 21st century

The following feature article marks the first instalment of a special series on emerging markets in Africa, and has been adapted for publication here from the 2019 edition...

Australian students studying abroad more than ever before

One in four (24%) Australian undergraduate students participated in a study abroad learning experience in 2018, up from 22.4% in 2017. Across all levels of study, study abroad...

Closer to home: Intra-regional mobility in Asia

The following feature article is adapted from the 2019 edition of ICEF Insights magazine. The complete issue is available to download now. For the past decade, the outflow...

Rapid growth in Indian higher education system, but report calls for sweeping reforms

India’s higher education has rapidly expanded over the past 20 years, but too few graduates are coming out of Indian higher...

Slowing in Chinese commencements for most major study destinations

Educators and governments in the major English-speaking study destinations – Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States – have known for some years that the flow of...

Marginal growth in foreign enrolment in the US buoyed by OPT numbers

The just-released 2019 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, published by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in cooperation with the US Department of State, shows that...

Australian international student enrolments up 11% through September 2019

Australia is once again on its way to double-digit growth in international student numbers for 2019, with 720,150 students enrolled across various sectors as of September 2019, a...

The “60-year curriculum” and the elevation of career services

The past few years have witnessed an exceptionally rapid evolutionary phase in higher education, one driven in large part by the globalised, digitised economy’s incessant hunger for new...