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ireland-elt-student-numbers-down-but-weeks-reach-a-record-highIreland: 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 EuropeOne 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-2018More 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...

Survey reinforces the impact of Brexit on UK attractiveness

bREXITAt this writing, the UK is poised to crash out of the European Union on 12 April without an exit deal in place. British parliamentarians...

From the field: The market for language studies in Spain

There are nearly 478 million native Spanish speakers worldwide, a foundation which has helped to make Spanish the second...

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...

New report measures international graduates’ impact on UK government revenues

The question of whether international students make a significant positive economic impact in the UK has been answered yet again. A new report conducted by...

UK announces new international strategy with a goal to host 600,000 students by 2030

The United Kingdom has a new International Education Strategy, announced this past weekend by the Department of Education and the Department for International Trade. The...

Erasmus+ supported nearly 800,000 international placements in 2017

A recent statement from the European Commission highlights that the landmark Erasmus+ mobility programme provided for a record-high participation of just under 800,000 people to...

Stockholm reporting continued growth in international student numbers

Foreign enrolment in Stockholm continues to rebound and is likely to pass the previous record numbers from 2011...

Non-EU applications to UK universities up this year

The UK application registry UCAS has released new data from its 15 January admissions deadline for the 2019/20 academic year, and so we now have an...

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...

UK government sets out Brexit contingencies for student mobility

The prospect of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union on 29 March 2019 without a formal withdrawal agreement may have increased in recent months....

Foreign student numbers up modestly for British higher education

With 458,490 international students enrolled in UK universities in 2017/18, the UK’s higher education sector experienced 4% growth over the previous year. Newly released Higher...

British university leaders say a no-deal Brexit “one of the biggest threats” ever

An open letter from five higher education groups in the UK – Universities UK, the Russell Group, Guild HE, Million Plus and University Alliance – says that...

Year in review: What we learned in 2018

It has been another exciting and challenging year in international education, and, as always, we thank you for reading along with us. But before we...

UK higher education under pressure

After first easing controls on student head counts in 2012, the government moved to eliminate caps on undergraduate student numbers for English universities in 2015. The...

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