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elt-sector-in-the-uk-stable-in-summer-2019ELT sector in the UK stable in summer 2019

From 2017 on, member centres of English UK have been invited to contribute their enrolment data to an optional student statistics scheme. Participating centres then...

slowing-in-chinese-commencements-for-most-major-study-destinationsSlowing in Chinese commencements for most major study destinations

Educators and governments in the major English-speaking study destinations – Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States – have known for some years that...

french-court-ruling-puts-planned-fee-increase-in-doubtFrench court ruling puts planned fee increase in doubt

Open access to public higher education is a deeply held value in France, so much so that French students attend university virtually for free, as...

2019 Agent Barometer: Optimism for year ahead and insights on destination preferences

The 13th annual ICEF i-graduate Agent Barometer, results of which were released at ICEF Berlin this week, elicited a record number of responses (2,065) from...

From the field: Russia’s push to host 700,000 students by 2025

Russia has seen its foreign enrolment grow very rapidly over the last 15 years. Between 2004 and 2014, international student numbers roughly tripled to surpass...

UK’s business schools highly reliant on international postgraduate students

A new report from the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) analysed data from the UK’s Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) and found that between...

UK 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...

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

Half of the 75 British universities that responded to a recent Universities UK survey conducted to assess the level of...

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 “any...

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...

Dutch government to reduce funding for internationalisation

The Dutch government will reduce funding for Nuffic, the peak body for internationalisation of education in the country...

Ireland moves to online visa renewals for Dublin-based students

The Irish government has announced a new online system that will allow some non-EU students to renew their visas online. The online renewal option will...

Germany increases deposit requirement for foreign students

In Germany, there are three ways that non-EU international students can show proof of financial means for their first year of study as part of...

France awards first “Bienvenue en France” quality designations

France’s Minister of Higher Education, Frédérique Vidal, has awarded an initial round of “Bienvenue en France” quality labels to 25 higher education institutions. The announcement...

UK survey maps career outcomes of foreign graduates

A newly released survey provides a unique snapshot of the employment outcomes for foreign alumni of British universities. International Graduate Outcomes 2019 was commissioned by...

Germany’s foreign enrolment grew again in 2018

International student numbers increased 4.4% last year, which is a slightly slower rate of growth than the 5.5% registered...

Economic impact of foreign students in Spain estimated at €2.2 billion

There are nearly 500 million native Spanish speakers worldwide, meaning that Spanish is the second most commonly spoken...

Survey highlights challenges for foreign students in the Netherlands

A survey of foreign students in the Netherlands highlights that many struggle to connect with their Dutch peers...

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