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morocco-prioritises-vocational-training-and-strengthens-ties-with-chinaMorocco prioritises vocational training and strengthens ties with China

Ever more, universities and colleges looking to diversify their student populations are considering countries with populations in which youth make up significant proportions. Morocco certainly...

us-government-moving-ahead-with-h-1b-reforms-while-applying-greater-scrutiny-to-applicantsUS government moving ahead with H-1B reforms while applying greater scrutiny to applicants

The H-1B visa programme has always been an important pathway for foreign graduates of US institutions wanting to stay and work in the United States...

uk-elt-sector-preparing-for-brexitUK ELT sector preparing for Brexit

As this post is published, on 2 October, there is less than a month to go before the 31 October deadline for the United Kingdom...

New scheme aims to boost student mobility within Latin America

The UNESCO International Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (IESALC) has just published a new study that reveals that intra-regional mobility numbers...

Mongolian outbound higher than estimated, most of it going to Asian powerhouses

Just over three million people live in the East Asian country of Mongolia today, a small population that accounts for the relatively small number of...

British universities prepare for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit

The level of confusion and concern around the fast-approaching Brexit deadline of 31 October reached a new peak this week. The British Supreme Court ruled...

Recruiting from Indonesia in a context of increased competition

Over the past six years, the number of Indonesian students studying abroad has grown by 21%: a very conservative UNESCO estimate is that 45,000 studied...

Canada: Study permit rejection rates on the rise

New data released by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) charts a distinct increase in rejection rates for international students applying for a study permit...

UK restores two-year post-study work visas

Editor’s note: After some initial confusion around when foreign students would be able to obtain post-study work visas, the UK government has confirmed that students...

Moroccan and Senegalese students now eligible for Canada’s expedited visa processing system

Students from Morocco and Senegal can now access Canada’s Student Direct Stream (SDS), an online system that offers faster visa processing times for students from...

South Korea reporting big gains in foreign enrolment

The latest data from South Korea’s Ministry of Education reveals continued strong growth in foreign student numbers. Drawing on survey data from 430 South Korean...

New Zealand introduces new electronic travel authorisation and levy

Immigration New Zealand has announced that a new electronic travel authorisation will be in effect as of 1 October 2019. The new authorisation – the New...

Survey highlights motivations for foreign students in Germany

More than three-quarters of international students in Germany said the country was their first or second choice among...

Canada: New international education strategy focuses on diversification and outbound mobility

Canada’s new international education strategy includes significant funding for market diversification, with particular focus on digital recruitment...

Study argues Australian universities are too reliant on Chinese students

A new paper entitled The China Student Boom and the Risks It Poses to Australian Universities argues that some Australian universities are playing with fire...

Survey measures student concern about gun violence in the US

Last year, two major studies conducted by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and global education advisors IDP revealed growing concerns among American institutions as...

Dutch government to reduce funding for internationalisation

In 2021, the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) will reduce the subsidy it provides to Nuffic, the government agency responsible for the...

Australia’s ELICOS sector flat in 2018

English Australia’s National ELICOS Market Report for 2018 shows that enrolments in Australia’s English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students sector grew by 1% last...

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