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 Test sharing data provides an interesting window into student choice

Test sharing data provides an interesting window into student choice

With normal English proficiency testing cycles badly disrupted during the pandemic, many admissions offices have necessarily become a lot more flexible around English language testing over the past...

 “2022 will be ugly”: Australia announces budget cuts, says border closures will reach into next year

“2022 will be ugly”: Australia announces budget cuts, says border closures will reach into next year

Australia’s national government has introduced a new budget with significant cuts to post-secondary spending in the coming years. The 11 May budget documents include an assumption that Australia...

 Australia: Large-scale return of international students not expected until 2022

Australia: Large-scale return of international students not expected until 2022

Editor’s note: Shortly after this item was originally published, the Australian government indicated there could be a further delay for the large-scale return of international students. In its...

 German universities optimistic about internationalisation even during COVID

German universities optimistic about internationalisation even during COVID

Germany’s universities are optimistic about the future and pleased to have increased digital initiatives abroad during COVID, according to a new survey of staff at 171 higher education...

 US opens travel exemption for students from China, Iran, Brazil, and South Africa; extends earlier guidance for online studies

US opens travel exemption for students from China, Iran, Brazil, and South Africa; extends earlier guidance for online studies

The US Department of State announced this week that students from China, Iran, Brazil, and South Africa will once again be permitted to enter the United States. They...

Majority of US consulates remain closed with only limited visa services available

US educators are urging the Department of Homeland Security to take steps to “ensure the timely and efficient processing of visa applications and work authorisations for international students...

China emerging as a major destination for African students

In less than a decade, China has moved from being the least popular study abroad destination for African students to the most popular for a growing number of...

What about the 20 million students who didn’t study abroad last year?

Education technology has played a massive role in programme delivery since the start of the pandemic. And COVID has unquestionably amplified the scale and pace of adoption for...

France: Further foreign enrolment growth in 2019/20 before COVID’s impact

The number of new international students in France fell by 25% in 2020 as the pandemic took hold. But before COVID total international student enrolments grew by 3.4%...

Will more colleges require vaccinations for students returning to campus in September 2021?

President Biden’s ambitious COVID vaccination targets and determination to beat back the virus have prompted one US university – Rutgers – to announce that it will require students...

Ireland extends post-study work eligibility for students studying remotely due to COVID

Ireland has temporarily adjusted a key immigration policy affecting international students in light of COVID, in an effort both to protect students’ ability to stay in Ireland after...

Survey finds majority of students struggling with mental health during COVID

More than half (56%) of undergraduate students responding to a 21-country survey say that their mental health has suffered as a result of COVID. The survey, undertaken by...

Coursera filing provides insights into revenue drivers for online learning

On 5 March 2021, leading MOOC platform Coursera submitted its IPO – initial public offering – filing with the US Security and Exchange Commission (SEC). The IPO now sets...

ETS launching a new TOEFL exam this year

With testing and admissions cycles so badly disrupted this year, many universities and colleges have had to become a lot more flexible around English language testing. Some have...

New analysis projects Brexit’s impact on EU enrolment in British higher education

As a result of the UK’s departure from the European Union, EU/EEA and Swiss students coming to the UK for higher education will – beginning this September –...