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 Australia approves student return pilot for New South Wales

Australia approves student return pilot for New South Wales

The governments of Australia and New South Wales have approved a second major student return pilot that will see up to 250 foreign students per fortnight returning to...

 Brazilian outbound recovery projected for 2022

Brazilian outbound recovery projected for 2022

Brazil is the largest student market in Latin America and has been an important growth driver of student mobility over the past decade. The most popular destinations for...

 ICEF Podcast: Why agents will play a key role in rebuilding international enrolments post-pandemic

ICEF Podcast: Why agents will play a key role in rebuilding international enrolments post-pandemic

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...

 What does return to campus look like in the US this fall?

What does return to campus look like in the US this fall?

A feature presentation at ICEF Virtual Higher Education provided some important insights this week into how the new academic year is taking shape in the United States. The...

 Measuring the economic impact of foreign students in the UK and the country’s competitive position in international recruitment

Measuring the economic impact of foreign students in the UK and the country’s competitive position in international recruitment

Two new fascinating reports released recently underline the importance of international students to the UK economy and what is at stake in terms of the UK’s ability to...

Chinese border to remain closed until second half of 2022

Reports from Times Higher Education, the Wall Street Journal, and others all indicate that China’s current border restrictions will remain in place until the second half of 2022....

How to build a better peer recruitment programme

Are you missing out on the power of peers or student ambassadors in your international recruitment effort? Some of the available data in this space suggests that many...

Significant student housing shortages reported in the Netherlands

Many students planning on going to the Netherlands this year for study will face a challenge in securing housing, and this challenge looks like it will intensify in...

Canadian post-secondary institutions announce COVID vaccine requirements for 2021/22

As students begin returning to Canadian university and college campuses this fall, they are checking not only their programme requirements and class schedules but also the COVID vaccine...

Chinese universities operating under strict COVID protocols for new academic year

The Chinese government has established a “zero tolerance” policy for COVID outbreaks, and this is already affecting higher education programmes and services for the coming academic year. A...

US statement sets stage for coordinated national strategy for international education

“Continuing to nurture a vibrant community of international students is a foreign policy imperative,” said US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, who was speaking this week at the...

UK: Crash in EU applicants for higher ed offset by continued growth from outside Europe

The UK application registry UCAS has released its latest round of applicant data following the 30 June deadline for undergraduate applications for the 2021/22 academic year. The numbers...

Foreign enrolment in the Netherlands stable during COVID but questions remain for coming academic year

The international student base in Dutch universities has been bolstered by continuing strong enrolment from within the European Economic Area (EEA), even during the pandemic. A recent report...

Canada adds Latin American and Caribbean countries to expedited student visa programme

Canada announced a significant expansion of its Student Direct Stream (SDS) on 9 July 2021, with students from seven new countries throughout the Americas now eligible to participate...

Survey highlights student views on returning to study abroad

A newly released survey report gathers responses from nearly 15,000 prospective and current international students to explore students’ perspective of returning to study abroad this year. Responses for...