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 China’s push to expand vocational education

China’s push to expand vocational education

The Chinese government has designated 100 billion yuan (about US$15 billion) to expand the vocational training system...

 Nepalese government signals willingness to limit study abroad

Nepalese government signals willingness to limit study abroad

Nepal’s Ministry of Education has announced that it will no longer issue the required approval letters for students...

 More than eight million graduates from Chinese universities this year

More than eight million graduates from Chinese universities this year

China’s People’s Daily newspaper reports that the nation’s universities graduated more than 8.34 million people in summer 2019, up from 8.2 million in 2018. This record graduation rate...

 China issues warning to students planning to study in the US

China issues warning to students planning to study in the US

Political and trade tensions between the US and China are deepening, with potential repercussions for Chinese enrolments in American higher education. This week, China’s Ministry of Education warned...

 Chinese study destinations and post-study plans changing this year

Chinese study destinations and post-study plans changing this year

A new study published earlier this month finds shifting patterns of demand among Chinese students planning to study abroad, both with respect to destination preferences and in the...

Recruiting in the Philippines

The Philippines has been poised for outbound growth for some time now, and especially so over the last couple of years as the country has transitioned to a...

The growing popularity of international K-12 schools in China

Over the past three years, there has been a significant rise in the number of Chinese families selecting an international style of education in China for their children....

China’s foreign enrolment growth flattened out in 2018

In a statement earlier this month, China’s Ministry of Education says that total foreign enrolment in the country reached 492,185 international students in 2018. This represents a marginal...

An agent’s perspective on recruiting in Nepal

Nepal’s outbound student numbers continued their rapid growth trajectory in 2018. Following on from strong gains the previous year, many global and regional study destinations reported a large...

New report offers recommendations for stimulating Chinese demand for English study overseas

A new report from English Australia and market research consultancy Student Marketing (now Bonard) estimates that a coordinated industry-government strategy could nearly double the number of Chinese students...

Recruiting in Kazakhstan

After more than a decade of rapid outbound growth, Kazakhstan is firmly on the radar of international recruiters...

South Korea taking action on visa overstays and school regulation

From 2012 to 2014 – and after years of steady growth – international enrolments in South Korea’s universities declined. This trend began to reverse in 2015, when the...

Thai universities working to attract more Chinese students

Mark Thailand down as the latest Asian market to step up its efforts to attract greater numbers of Chinese students. And the underlying reason is a familiar one:...

Taiwan’s foreign enrolment getting a boost from Southeast Asia

The latest statistical release from Taiwan’s Ministry of Education reveals that foreign enrolment in the country increased by 4.5% to reach nearly 127,000 students in 2018. Total foreign...

Indonesian outbound continues to grow with emphasis on regional destinations

Consider this handful of economic and demographic indicators for Indonesia and it quickly becomes obvious why competition for the country’s internationally mobile students is heating up. Indonesia is:...