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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...

 Language proficiency testing widely suspended in Vietnam

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,...

 Chinese agent survey highlights important trends for student recruitment this year  

Chinese agent survey highlights important trends for student recruitment this year  

Growth in Chinese outbound may be slowing, but China still represents the largest or second largest nationality within the international student populations of Australia, Canada, the UK, and...

 Parents and in-person counselling key factors in recruiting Vietnamese students

Parents and in-person counselling key factors in recruiting Vietnamese students

Vietnam remains one of the most important growth markets in Southeast Asia. It has the region’s fastest-growing economy, and its middle class is expected to grow by more...

 Indian students driving enrolment growth in postgraduate programmes for Canadian colleges

Indian students driving enrolment growth in postgraduate programmes for Canadian colleges

Demand for programmes offered by Canadian colleges and institutes was especially high last year: 57% of all applications processed by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in 2021...

New data shows spike in international applications and first-time students for US graduate programmes

International applications to US graduate programmes increased by 12% in fall 2021 according to the International Graduate Applications and Enrollment: Fall 2021 report from the Council of Graduate...

Forecast projects 1.8 million Indian students abroad by 2024

A 2021 analysis from RedSeer Strategy Consultants tracks the rapid growth in Indian outbound through 2019, at which point there were nearly 800,000 students studying abroad. That total...

Why have Chinese student numbers been slower to recover this year?

As predicted, the flow of Chinese students to universities in Australia, Canada, the UK, and US has been weakening throughout the first years of the 2020s. There are...

Gradual reopening of Chinese border underway

The Beijing-based student service platform China Admissions is reporting a partial opening of the Chinese border for international students. The news follows a 21 July statement by Chinese...

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...

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...

Are China’s outbound student flows about to peak?

China has been an important driver of global growth in international student mobility for decades. As of 2020, Chinese students continued to account for a significant share of...

China: Could lockdown fatigue influence outbound student mobility?

It is too early to be definitive about this, but the pandemic appears to have had a larger-than-expected impact on outbound student numbers from China. There are a...

India simplifies procedures for foreign institution partnerships

India’s higher education regulator the University Grants Commission (UGC) has announced a simplified set of regulations that will govern collaborations with foreign institutions and that should set the...

Economic crisis at home pressures Sri Lankan students abroad

The Sri Lankan economy is in crisis. Inflation is soaring with food prices increasing by a dizzying 30% in March alone. The national currency, the rupee, has plunged...