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 Finland makes it easier for international students to work and stay

Finland makes it easier for international students to work and stay

Finland has expanded work opportunities for international students and made it easier for graduates to stay in the country to pursue careers and immigrate. The government’s new reforms,...

 International enrolment recovery underway in Australia, Canada, the UK, and the US

International enrolment recovery underway in Australia, Canada, the UK, and the US

In the first months of 2022, it is fair to say that educators in the top four English-speaking destinations for international students – the US, the UK, Canada,...

 International student numbers in Canada rebounded close to pre-pandemic levels in 2021  

International student numbers in Canada rebounded close to pre-pandemic levels in 2021  

The number of international students in Canada rebounded significantly in 2021, with a 17% increase over the previous year that effectively offsets the 17% decline from 2020. According...

 A fresh look at Google Analytics for international student recruiters

A fresh look at Google Analytics for international student recruiters

The following is a guest post by Guus Goorts, Netherlands-based author of the book Successful Student Recruitment with Google Ads and online marketing trainer specialised in the higher...

 Australia: International enrolments down 17% in 2021; but visa applications now trending up

Australia: International enrolments down 17% in 2021; but visa applications now trending up

Australia’s borders were closed to international students for most of 2021, which led to an even steeper fall-off in enrolments than in 2020. International student numbers fell by...

Canada sets record-breaking new immigration targets with international graduates a priority

Canada is expanding its immigration programme to accept larger numbers of new permanent residents, and this means more opportunities for international students in the country to remain after...

Forecast projects major growth in international enrolments through 2030

The global international education industry is poised not only for recovery from pandemic losses, but also for major expansion, according to a new analysis from the market intelligence...

The new shape of Saudi demand for study abroad

The total number of Saudi Arabian students abroad has declined from a high point in 2016, at which time there were more than 100,000 students enrolled outside of...

Tens of thousands of international students return to Australia

International students are flocking back to Australia: more than 56,000 have arrived since November 2021 – and 7,000 of those arrived between 23 January and 30 January 2022...

New Zealand confirms border reopening; first international students to return April 2022

New Zealand will reopen its border in five stages throughout 2022, with fully vaccinated international students prioritised for the third stage beginning 12 April, when 5,000 international students...

A post-pandemic push to diversify international enrolments

Institutions and schools have given greater attention over the last decade to the need to build diverse international enrolments. Even so, enrolments remain fairly concentrated in many leading...

More international students moving on from Japan as border closures persist

COVID infections in Japan have reached a record high, with more than 70,000 daily infections being reported currently. Those surging numbers led the Japanese government to postpone its...

US: More international STEM students will be granted three-year OPT

Effective immediately, the US’s Optional Practical Training programme (OPT) is expanding to allow more international students – in more STEM-related fields of study – to remain in the...

Australia relaxes cap on international student work hours in selected industries

Serious labour shortages in Australia due to workers having to isolate because of COVID-19 have prompted the government to temporarily extend the number of hours international students can...

Agent survey highlights important demand factors for study abroad into 2022

Four out of five respondents to a late-2021 survey of education agents believe that the factors influencing student decision making for study abroad have changed because of the...