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dutch-government-to-reduce-funding-for-internationalisationDutch government to reduce funding for internationalisation

In 2021, the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) will reduce the subsidy it provides to Nuffic, the government agency responsible for the...

ireland-moves-to-online-visa-renewals-for-dublin-based-studentsIreland 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-studentGermany 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

An annual trends report from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) shows that the number of international students in Germany has climbed once again, with 374,580...

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 mother tongue in the world (with only...

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...

Ireland: Number of non-EEA students in higher education jumps by 45% over five years

The number of new international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) pursuing higher education in Ireland jumped by 45% between 2013 and 2017...

Report seeks to measure the “Brexit sensitivity” of prospective students

An advance data release from the QS International Student Survey 2019 reaffirms the prevailing views of prospective students with respect to the UK’s pending departure...

British ELT stable in 2018 but performance is uneven across private and public centres

After rebounding strongly in 2017 after three years of decline, the UK’s English Language Teaching (ELT) sector held onto – but did not further increase...

Turkey removes international student quotas and signals recruitment strategy

Turkey announced earlier this month that it would remove nearly all limitations on foreign student enrolment in the country’s universities. Up to this point, international...

Malta: ELT weeks down; expanded work rights for students

Malta’s ELT (English Language Training) sector plays an important role in the country’s overall tourism industry, accounting for 8% of total tourist nights and 6.5%...

Foreign enrolment continues to grow in the Netherlands

The latest data from the Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education – Nuffic – highlights a further increase in degree-seeking international students in the Netherlands...

Ireland: ELT student numbers down but weeks reach a record high

After a few years of steady increases in student numbers, enrolment growth in Ireland’s ELT (English Language Training) sector cooled off last year. There were...

One third of foreign students in British independent schools come from Europe

The 2019 Independent Schools Council (ISC) Census reveals that the total number of international students in British Independent K-12 schools grew by just under 3%...

More Germans travelled abroad for language studies in 2018

German outbound market for language travel up 12.7% in 2018. Numbers going to UK for English-language studies drop, but...

Joblessness high among university graduates in Turkey

Unemployment is rising in Turkey, particularly among 15–24-year-olds. Of the 4.7 million unemployed in the country today, nearly...

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