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 UK: Turing Scheme aims to send 40,000 students abroad in 2021/22

UK: Turing Scheme aims to send 40,000 students abroad in 2021/22

The UK’s new Turing Scheme is now poised for launch with an announcement this week that frames the funding and scale of the programme for its inaugural year....

 UK: Crash in EU applicants for higher ed offset by continued growth from outside Europe

UK: Crash in EU applicants for higher ed offset by continued growth from outside Europe

The UK application registry UCAS has released its latest round of applicant data following the 30 June deadline for undergraduate applications for the 2021/22 academic year. The numbers...

 Foreign enrolment in the Netherlands stable during COVID but questions remain for coming academic year

Foreign enrolment in the Netherlands stable during COVID but questions remain for coming academic year

The international student base in Dutch universities has been bolstered by continuing strong enrolment from within the European Economic Area (EEA), even during the pandemic. A recent report...

 Malta closes ELT schools following rapid growth in COVID cases

Malta closes ELT schools following rapid growth in COVID cases

The number of COVID cases in Malta has surged within the last month, climbing from just 23 active cases on 21 June to roughly 1,000 as of 14...

 UK: Online learning expected to drive further significant growth for TNE programmes

UK: Online learning expected to drive further significant growth for TNE programmes

The UK has always been a leader in the provision of transnational education (TNE) – such as articulation agreements and joint programmes delivered in part or whole in...

Mapping the future of European recruitment for UK ELT

A new report commissioned by English UK and the British Council and produced by research firm BONARD outlines challenges and opportunities in the European market for English-language training...

German borders open to some travellers from outside the EU

As of 25 June 2021, Germany’s borders are once again open to travellers from specific countries outside the EU – including the United States, Australia, Japan, and South...

France eases border restrictions with colour-coded system for international arrivals

The Government of France has announced that border restrictions have been eased as of 9 June under a green-orange-red classification model that spans the globe. A country’s assignment...

UK: Recent-month study visa grants surpassing pre-pandemic levels

New data released by the British Home Office show that the number of visas issued to foreign students has surged over the past seven months. In fact, the...

Belgium: Non-EU graduates will soon be able to remain for one year to look for work

Belgium is in many ways one of the most international countries in the world. A founding member of EU, NATO, the eurozone, the World Trade Organisation, and the...

UK ELT reports “devastating” 2020 results but recovery by late-2022 is still the target

Student weeks were down by 71% and the number of students plummeted by 84% in English language schools in the UK in 2020, according to the latest data...

British independent K-12 schools report a 7.5% decrease in foreign students for 2020

More than 54,000 international students are attending independent K-12 schools belonging to the Independent Schools Council (ISC) in the UK this year, while another 52,975 are being educated...

UK’s first Green List for summer travel leaves out key student markets

With summer around the corner, governments everywhere are balancing the urgency of reviving their tourism and trade sectors with preventing yet another COVID infection wave. Several countries are...

More European destinations setting out plans for selective border openings

The European Commission (EC) is recommending that EU member states open their borders to allow vaccinated travellers to enter from certain countries based on the “developments in the...

German universities optimistic about internationalisation even during COVID

Germany’s universities are optimistic about the future and pleased to have increased digital initiatives abroad during COVID, according to a new survey of staff at 171 higher education...