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 France launches new student marketing campaign

France launches new student marketing campaign

Campus France, the national agency for the international promotion of French higher education, announced this week the launch of a new global marketing campaign. Rendez-vous en France introduces...

 UK issues record number of study visas in 2021

UK issues record number of study visas in 2021

The UK has broken a record in terms of the number of study visas issued to international students and their dependents, according to the Home Office. In the...

 UK expands approved vaccines list and eases under-18 travel

UK expands approved vaccines list and eases under-18 travel

In important news for agents and students focused on study in the UK, there is new travel and border guidance from the British government: “From 4:00 am Monday...

 Foreign enrolment in German higher education edged upward in 2020/21

Foreign enrolment in German higher education edged upward in 2020/21

Earlier optimistic forecasts for foreign student numbers in Germany this year have been borne out in the latest Wissenschaft Weltoffen 2021 report from the German Academic Exchange Service...

 The student recruitment landscape in Russia for 2021 and 2022

The student recruitment landscape in Russia for 2021 and 2022

At ICEF Berlin this week, a featured panel of education agents shared some important insights as to how student recruitment is taking shape in Russia this year. Agent...

Most international students say career supports a big factor in their choice of institution

A new UK study underscores the importance of career supports for international students. Paying more for less? Employability support for international students at UK universities was published earlier...

Mystery shopping study highlights “lost opportunity” for enquiry conversion

A new mystery shopping study offers some important findings for recruitment marketers with respect to managing and converting enquiries from prospective students. Conducted earlier this year by UniQuest...

UK will introduce new international travel rules beginning in October 2021

The UK is moving to a new international border protocol in terms of which travellers – from which countries – will be permitted entry under specific conditions, including...

Approved ELT providers in Ireland will soon be permitted to resume international recruitment

Beginning this month and through October, the Irish government will relax most official COVID-related restrictions and place the onus on citizens and businesses to stay safe. Rules will...

Measuring the economic impact of foreign students in the UK and the country’s competitive position in international recruitment

Two new fascinating reports released recently underline the importance of international students to the UK economy and what is at stake in terms of the UK’s ability to...

Significant student housing shortages reported in the Netherlands

Many students planning on going to the Netherlands this year for study will face a challenge in securing housing, and this challenge looks like it will intensify in...

ICEF Podcast: The road to pre-COVID enrolment in the world’s top two study destinations

In this episode, ICEF’s Craig Riggs (editor of ICEF Monitor) and Martijn van de Veen (vice-president of business development) discuss some of the trends shaping student mobility this...

Malta allows phased reopening of English schools

Since the abrupt closure of all English language schools in the country on 14 July, the Maltese government has twice updated its guidance to allow the country’s ELT...

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

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...