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 French court ruling puts planned fee increase in doubt

French 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 do students from...

 France awards first “Bienvenue en France” quality designations

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 was made at...

 France posts 4.5% increase in international enrolment for 2017/18

France posts 4.5% increase in international enrolment for 2017/18

France hosted 343,000 international higher education students during the 2017/18 academic year. Under its new international...

 French universities challenge fee hike for international students

French universities challenge fee hike for international students

The French government has announced a fee increase for students from outside the European Union. The new fees...

 France launches new international recruitment strategy

France launches new international recruitment strategy

The strategy emphasises a streamlining of visa processing, strengthening of student services, and expanded investment...

Another year of growth for France

The latest enrolment figures reveal that France hosted nearly 325,000 visiting students in 2016/17...

Up and down the table: Growth trends across major international study destinations

The past few years have been a period of increasing dynamism in the international education sector, as the following factors have combined to influence both the ability of...

An agent’s perspective on recruiting in France

The junior language travel market – that is, programmes for those aged 18 and under – has been one of the industry’s most dynamic segments for some years now and...

Growing openness to online programmes among parents

A new global survey of parents with school or college-aged children finds a strong interest in study abroad...

Measuring up: Global market share and national targets in international education

Within an overall context of significant growth, the share of internationally mobile students...

Growth in France but market share still slipping

International enrolment in France grew again last year, with a year-over-year increase of 3.6% that saw the country hosting 309,642 foreign students in 2015/16. This builds on 2014/15’s...

French government calls for new strategy for transnational education

France is lagging behind in transnational education and needs a new national strategy to expand its market share of higher education programming abroad. This is the central conclusion...

EU proposes changes to work permit policies

A recent OECD report recommends the European Union reform its legal labour migration policies to make it easier for foreign graduates to obtain work permits. Recruiting Immigrant Workers:...

France aims to counter slowing international enrolment growth

France remains one of the world’s leading study destinations. But growth has slowed in recent years and France is starting to slip down the table of global destinations...

Goal oriented: International enrolment targets around the world

2015 was a banner year for many study destinations. But, as much growth as we have seen in international student mobility over the past decade, many countries have...