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 China closes some university campuses in response to COVID policy protests

China closes some university campuses in response to COVID policy protests

It seems like a long time ago when we were all discussing and worrying about the mental health of students isolating in their rooms and dorms in the...

 How are international student numbers recovering so far in New Zealand?  

How are international student numbers recovering so far in New Zealand?  

New Zealand’s borders opened again on 31 July 2022 after more than two years of pandemic-related closure, allowing the country’s schools and universities to begin welcoming international students...

 UK ELT reporting continued recovery through summer 2022

UK ELT reporting continued recovery through summer 2022

The Q3 results of English UK’s Quarterly Intelligence Cohort (QUIC) programme have just been released, providing a fresh look at the performance of the UK’s English-language teaching (ELT)...

 UAE sets a new tone for scholarship programmes in the Persian Gulf

UAE sets a new tone for scholarship programmes in the Persian Gulf

The United Arab Emirates has launched a new scholarship programme that aims to send 6,000 Emirati students for degree programmes in the US and Canada by 2028. The...

 UK transnational education expands at fastest rate ever

UK transnational education expands at fastest rate ever

The sixth edition of Universities UK’s “The scale of UK higher education transnational education” report shows that the UK – already the leading provider of transnational education (TNE)...

Industry groups call for change as youth bookings for UK remain far below pre-COVID levels

A survey of more than 80 agents who book junior student groups for summer camps and other ELT programmes in Europe reveals that 83% fewer students in this...

Language proficiency testing widely suspended in Vietnam

Updates for 22 November: Media reports indicate that IDP and the British Council have now been approved to resume operations at their IELTS testing centres in Vietnam. Meanwhile,...

AIRC releases best practices guidance for US institutions

The American International Recruitment Council (AIRC) has issued new guidelines to help colleges and universities to manage their international enrolments: “AIRC International Enrollment Management (IEM) Standards for U.S....

Norway moving towards tuition fees for non-EU students in 2023

A Norwegian government proposal to introduce tuition fees in 2023 for international students pursuing degree studies could deter up to 80% of non-EU students from choosing to study...

Foreign enrolment in US rebounded in 2021/22 and is approaching pre-pandemic levels

International student enrolments in the US grew by 4% in 2021/22 compared with the previous year according to data from the just-released Open Doors® 2022 Report on International...

Are too few international students aware of the advantages of US community colleges?

The number of international students enrolled at US community colleges fell to 60,170 in the 2020/21 academic year, representing the steepest decline among institutional types in a time...

Study recommends that the UK invest more in European student recruitment

A new study from Universities UK International (UUKi) and Studyportals finds that the UK’s exit from the EU in early 2020 has lessened UK universities’ ability to recruit...

Brazilian market showing its strength this year

Brazil has long been one of the most important student recruitment markets in Latin America. Outbound mobility patterns fluctuate, especially in relation to economic headwinds or shifting currency...

Japan and Europe increasingly important sending markets for Canada’s K-12 schools

International student numbers in Canadian public schools are recovering from steep enrolment drops in the pandemic, according to new data from CAPS-I. Long-term enrolments (four months or longer)...

Germany’s foreign enrolment reaches record high with increase of 8% in 2021/22

The number of international students enrolled in German higher education institutions grew by 8% to reach approximately 350,000 students in the 2021/22 academic year, according to the German...