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 Search analysis tracks student interest in English-taught degree programmes in Europe

Search analysis tracks student interest in English-taught degree programmes in Europe

Studyportals has released a new high-level summary of student demand for degree programmes in Europe. The findings are based on tens of millions of pageviews on Studyportals websites...

 France lifts all remaining COVID travel restrictions

France lifts all remaining COVID travel restrictions

France’s Ministry of the Interior has announced that all remaining restrictions for foreign travellers have now been removed. This updates the previous guidance for international arrivals, under which...

 Canadian language schools weather another decline in 2021 but emerge with “optimism for recovery and growth” in 2022

Canadian language schools weather another decline in 2021 but emerge with “optimism for recovery and growth” in 2022

Languages Canada has released its latest report, 2021 Annual Report on Language Education in Canada, which examines international student enrolment trends in English- and French-language programmes in 2021....

 Australian ELICOS reached 20-year low in 2021 but recovery is now underway

Australian ELICOS reached 20-year low in 2021 but recovery is now underway

“The past two years has been devastating for our English language teaching sector here in Australia,” said English Australia CEO Brett Blacker. Mr Blacker was speaking during a...

 The Indian rupee has lost a lot of value this year – how will this impact planning for study abroad?

The Indian rupee has lost a lot of value this year – how will this impact planning for study abroad?

Indian students with plans to study abroad are currently facing significant challenges in following through on these plans. The value of their currency, the rupee, is declining against...

Canadian immigration officials report surging demand in 2022

Speaking at The CBIE Pan-Canadian Virtual Symposium, an online event organised last month by the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), Canadian immigration officials reported that foreign enrolment...

Survey shows Australia is “well poised to win back market share” as a top study destination

More than 700 agents surveyed in May 2022 agree that international student interest in studying in Australia has bounced back significantly since the country’s borders re-opened in mid-December...

Nigerian demand surging but real challenges remain in visa processing and international payments

“Nigeria is a very big market in terms of the study abroad business,” says Obianuju Akpo-Edewor, general manager of the Lagos-based agency Michael Ralph Consult. “You have parents...

Australian visa data indicates continued recovery through first half of 2022

A just-released report from Australia’s Department of Home Affairs provides some important updates on the country’s student visa programme. Of the roughly 230,000 student visas granted so far...

Spain moving to expand partnerships and student recruitment in Africa

Morocco is an important international student market for Spain, sending close to 7,000 students in 2019/20. Now, the Spanish government has announced an ambition to attract not just...

What if there is no room? The link between student housing and enrolment capacity

A recent blog post from Alex Usher, president of the industry consultancy Higher Education Strategy Associates, makes a case that housing supply is looming as a significant issue...

Canada’s reputation for safety and quality are top draws for students, survey says  

A newly released survey from the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) sheds light on the challenges and opportunities faced by international students in Canada “from pre-arrival planning...

Japanese outbound numbers still down in 2021 with a distinct shift to online study

The latest mobility data from JAOS (Japan Association of Overseas Studies) highlights that 2021 was another challenging year for Japanese outbound. The annual report relies on a survey...

Foreign enrolment in France returns to pre-pandemic levels with 365,000 students in 2021

New data from Campus France indicates that following a 17% pandemic-related reduction in the number of study visas French immigration officials issued to foreign students in 2020, 25%...

Most US colleges report increasing numbers of international student applications for 2022/23

The Institute of International Education (IIE) has released its Spring 2022 Snapshot on International Educational Exchange, based on a survey conducted in April of 559 US higher education...