Higher Education

Non-EU applications to UK universities up this year

The UK application registry UCAS has released new data from its 15 January admissions deadline for the 2019/20 academic year, and so we now have an...

Taiwan’s foreign enrolment getting a boost from Southeast Asia

The latest statistical release from Taiwan’s Ministry of Education reveals that foreign enrolment in the country increased by 4.5% to reach nearly 127,000 students in...

international-graduate-commencements-fall-us-second-straight-yearInternational graduate commencements fall in US for second straight year

In fall 2018, fewer international students applied to American graduate programmes than in fall 2017 and first-time enrolment of international graduate students also dropped, marking...

Contrasting MBA admissions trends in the US and Europe

Many US business schools continue to report declining application volumes from both domestic and international...

Foreign student numbers up modestly for British higher education

With 458,490 international students enrolled in UK universities in 2017/18, the UK’s higher education sector experienced 4% growth over the previous year. Newly released Higher...

British university leaders say a no-deal Brexit “one of the biggest threats” ever

An open letter from five higher education groups in the UK – Universities UK, the Russell Group, Guild HE, Million Plus and University Alliance – says that...

China issues travel warning for Canada

So much can change in the span of one year. In early 2018, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared it the “year of China–Canada tourism,”...

Year in review: What we learned in 2018

It has been another exciting and challenging year in international education, and, as always, we thank you for reading along with us. But before we...

UK higher education under pressure

After first easing controls on student head counts in 2012, the government moved to eliminate caps on undergraduate student numbers for English universities in 2015. The...

US university takes out insurance against drop in Chinese enrolments

A US university has taken out a US$400,000+ per year insurance policy against a significant decline in Chinese enrolment...

Not a campus but a storefront: A new concept for higher education delivery

Earlier this year, a special pan-institutional committee at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) released a report on the future of higher education. The...

Checking in on Turkish outbound

In a year of political and economic challenges, Turkey continues to show strong demand for study abroad...

International student numbers reach new record in the US but commencements down again this year

For the 12th consecutive year, international student numbers...

Diversification and the next five markets

After more than a decade of rapid expansion in international enrolments, the focus in major study destinations – and for many institutions – is turning more and...

Attracting students who stay

A roundup of what seven countries are doing to attract foreign students and to make it easier for them to work after graduating...

Canada: student group calls for improved supports for international students

The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA), a group representing 270,000 post-secondary students, has released a report calling for more support for international students studying...

US admissions directors concerned about international enrolment

An annual survey of senior US college admissions staff finds continuing pressure on both domestic and international enrolments at many institutions. The 2018 Survey of...

Report sets out strategies for building British share in international student markets

As soon as next year, Australia may host more international students in its universities than Britain, a development that would see the UK move from...

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