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 Foreign enrolment in France returns to pre-pandemic levels with 365,000 students in 2021

Foreign enrolment in France returns to pre-pandemic levels with 365,000 students in 2021

New data from Campus France indicates that following a 17% pandemic-related reduction in the number of study visas French immigration officials issued to foreign students in 2020, 25%...

 Spain to ease visa processes for international students and graduates

Spain to ease visa processes for international students and graduates

International students hoping to study pursue a higher education degree at one of Spain’s 76 universities may soon find it easier to do so. The Spanish government is...

 Tracking the growing appeal of European study destinations

Tracking the growing appeal of European study destinations

International students continue to broaden the range of countries they consider as possible study abroad destinations. This development gained speed during the pandemic, when some countries and institutions...

 Latin American institutions increasingly prepared to compete for international students

Latin American institutions increasingly prepared to compete for international students

In the landscape of international education, there are sometimes stories and trends that show just how much this industry can do to better the world – to make...

 UK extends visa waiver programme for Gulf states

UK extends visa waiver programme for Gulf states

The British Home Office announced recently that the UK’s electronic visa waiver (EVW) programme will be further expanded to include Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. The EVW programme allows...

Irish ELT reports another sharp decline in 2021

The Association of Language Travel Organisations (ALTO) has been tracking industry sentiment and expectations for recovery in its quarterly pulse surveys throughout much of the pandemic. One finding...

UK: International undergraduate enrolment forecast to climb 46% by 2026

A new report from the UK’s central admissions service, UCAS, projects continuing strong demand for British higher education – in particular, that the volume of international undergraduate applicants will...

Visa processing delays a hurdle for major study abroad destinations this year

There is a growing disconnect between pent-up demand for study abroad and significant visa processing delays in the countries students want to study in. As a result, agents...

UK ELT sector endured another tough year in 2021 but vows “fightback” to recovery

New data shows that Covid-related travel restrictions enforced at various points in 2021 – especially during the Delta wave – meant that recovery for the UK’s English-language school...

British independent K-12 schools expanding overseas campuses  

Independent K-12 schools belonging to the Independent Schools Council (ISC) in the UK are hosting more than 54,000 international students this year, and nearly 60,000 more are studying...

Language enrolment in Spain dropped by more than 60% during COVID but recovery expected in 2022

A detailed new report from the national association of language schools in Spain paints a stark picture of the pandemic’s impact on the country’s language training sector, but...

UK: Stakeholders push for policies to encourage EU student and group travel

A recent analysis from the UK’s Tourism Alliance – an industry advocacy group that counts English UK among its members – points out the massive impact that Brexit...

Finland makes it easier for international students to work and stay

Finland has expanded work opportunities for international students and made it easier for graduates to stay in the country to pursue careers and immigrate. The government’s new reforms,...

ICEF Podcast: Is studying in English the only viable option?

In this episode of our continuing podcast series, ICEF’s Craig Riggs (editor of ICEF Monitor) and Martijn van de Veen (vice-president of business development) discuss the latest developments...

France updates travel guidance for incoming students

Over February and March, the French government has updated its travel guidance for foreign students entering the country to begin or resume studies. Campus France has prepared a...