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 Estonia continues to build its foreign enrolment

Estonia continues to build its foreign enrolment

The EU calls Estonia “Europe’s start-up hot spot and one of the safest countries in the world,” two reasons that Estonia’s popularity is increasing among international students. From...

 Have we reached the tipping point for technology-fuelled recruitment?

Have we reached the tipping point for technology-fuelled recruitment?

This special feature is sponsored by Salesforce. The fundamental characteristics of international student markets are well known to Monitor readers. Over the last two to three decades, overall...

 International students permitted to return to Malaysia if they adhere to strict rules

International students permitted to return to Malaysia if they adhere to strict rules

In Malaysia, international students already enrolled with Malaysian institutions from most countries are welcome to return to the country provided they follow an extensive series of rules. The...

 UK: Transnational education numbers continue to grow

UK: Transnational education numbers continue to grow

The latest data from Universities UK International (UUKi) shows continued growth in the number of foreign students enrolled in transnational education programmes (TNE) offered by British institutions. The...

 Netherlands continues to attract more foreign students alongside calls for enrolment caps

Netherlands continues to attract more foreign students alongside calls for enrolment caps

The majority of international student graduates of Dutch universities surveyed recently by Nuffic say they are likely to stay in the country after their studies. The survey was...

Rapid expansion of English-taught degrees a growing factor in global student markets

A global overview of English-taught programmes produced by the British Council and Studyportals finds that almost one in five English-taught programmes (ETPs) are now offered outside of the...

US: Peak bodies call for national international education strategy

The American Association of Community Colleges, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, American Council on Education, Association of American Universities, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, Institute...

France launches new student marketing campaign

Campus France, the national agency for the international promotion of French higher education, announced this week the launch of a new global marketing campaign. Rendez-vous en France introduces...

UK issues record number of study visas in 2021

The UK has broken a record in terms of the number of study visas issued to international students and their dependents, according to the Home Office. In the...

ICEF Podcast: International students and online programmes in the new normal

In this episode of our continuing podcast series, ICEF’s Craig Riggs (editor of ICEF Monitor) and Martijn van de Veen (vice-president of business development) discuss some of the...

Australia: An overview of international student return plans

There has been a flurry of announcements from Australian states and territories in recent weeks. New student return pilots have been approved, and we now see a variety...

US: International enrolments fell sharply in 2020 but are now rebounding

At a press conference announcing the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Open Doors data for the 2020/21 academic year, IIE and government officials emphasised the Biden administration’s strong...

Foreign enrolment in German higher education edged upward in 2020/21

Earlier optimistic forecasts for foreign student numbers in Germany this year have been borne out in the latest Wissenschaft Weltoffen 2021 report from the German Academic Exchange Service...

ICEF Podcast: Live from Berlin: The student recruitment industry reunited

We don’t usually highlight ICEF Events in our coverage on ICEF Monitor but, as you may be aware, ICEF Berlin returned earlier this month. It was an important...

Japan announces border opening for international students

Update: The Japanese government closed the country’s borders again effective 30 November out of concerns over the Omicron variant. The Japan Times reports that, “New restrictions will encompass...