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 France: Further foreign enrolment growth in 2019/20 before COVID’s impact

France: Further foreign enrolment growth in 2019/20 before COVID’s impact

The number of new international students in France fell by 25% in 2020 as the pandemic took hold. But before COVID total international student enrolments grew by 3.4%...

 Spanish language travel sector calls for government support

Spanish language travel sector calls for government support

A recent statement from the Federation of Associations of Schools of Spanish as a Foreign Language (FEDELE) illustrates the pandemic’s impact on language schools in Spain. FEDELE estimates...

 EU fast tracks Digital Green Certificate to promote safe travel this summer

EU fast tracks Digital Green Certificate to promote safe travel this summer

The European Commission (EC) is fast-tracking the approval process for its proposed Digital Green Certificate so that it can be available in June 2021 – in time to...

 International students can apply for UK Graduate Route beginning 1 July 2021

International students can apply for UK Graduate Route beginning 1 July 2021

The UK government has confirmed that international students will be able to apply for a post-study work visa via the Graduate Route beginning 1 July 2021. This means...

 Ireland extends post-study work eligibility for students studying remotely due to COVID

Ireland extends post-study work eligibility for students studying remotely due to COVID

Ireland has temporarily adjusted a key immigration policy affecting international students in light of COVID, in an effort both to protect students’ ability to stay in Ireland after...

UK ELT providers revise outlook for sectoral recovery to 2022

English-language schools in the UK lost more than £590 million in 2020 as a result of COVID restrictions and laid off more than 50% of staff, according to...

New analysis projects Brexit’s impact on EU enrolment in British higher education

As a result of the UK’s departure from the European Union, EU/EEA and Swiss students coming to the UK for higher education will – beginning this September –...

Russia reopens to international students

Russia is opening its borders to foreign students under certain conditions, according to the country’s ministry overseeing consumer protection, Rospotrebnadzor. To be allowed into the country to study,...

Germany projects year-over-year enrolment growth for winter 2021

A December 2020 flash survey conducted by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) estimates that foreign enrolment has actually increased slightly in German universities this semester. The survey...

UK’s updated International Education Strategy commits to growth targets and post-pandemic recovery

Despite all of the disruptions arising from the pandemic, the number of foreign students in UK universities grew by 12% last year and surpassed a total enrolment of...

Spanish universities detail pandemic impacts and strategies for 2020/21

Spain is a major study abroad destination – enrolling nearly 1.1 million international students across all education sectors in 2018/19. Its universities, like those in so many countries,...

Foreign enrolment in UK higher education reached a new high in 2019/20

The latest data release from the UK’s Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) reveals that international student numbers reached record highs during the 2019/20 academic year, a reporting period...

Ireland’s ELT associations announce merger

Ireland’s two national associations of English language schools, Marketing English in Ireland (MEI) and the Independent Language Schools Group (ILSG), have announced a merger. Pending further strategic planning...

UK suspends in-person classes and locks down as COVID cases rise

The UK entered a strict lockdown this week as part of the government deciding to move the country to a new Level 5 COVID threat level (the highest...

UK ELT aims to recover to 2019 enrolment levels by end of 2022

The peak body for the UK’s English Language Teaching (ELT) sector has published a recovery plan that aims to restore the enrolment in British language programmes to 2019...