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 UK ELT reporting continued recovery through summer 2022

UK ELT reporting continued recovery through summer 2022

The Q3 results of English UK’s Quarterly Intelligence Cohort (QUIC) programme have just been released, providing a fresh look at the performance of the UK’s English-language teaching (ELT)...

 UK transnational education expands at fastest rate ever

UK transnational education expands at fastest rate ever

The sixth edition of Universities UK’s “The scale of UK higher education transnational education” report shows that the UK – already the leading provider of transnational education (TNE)...

 Industry groups call for change as youth bookings for UK remain far below pre-COVID levels

Industry groups call for change as youth bookings for UK remain far below pre-COVID levels

A survey of more than 80 agents who book junior student groups for summer camps and other ELT programmes in Europe reveals that 83% fewer students in this...

 Study recommends that the UK invest more in European student recruitment

Study recommends that the UK invest more in European student recruitment

A new study from Universities UK International (UUKi) and Studyportals finds that the UK’s exit from the EU in early 2020 has lessened UK universities’ ability to recruit...

 UK removes visitor visa requirement for Colombian travellers

UK removes visitor visa requirement for Colombian travellers

Colombians have long been able to travel to the 26 European countries in the Schengen Area without a visa. But the same has not been true of the...

India and Nigeria driving surge in UK visa grants this year

The UK’s Home Office is reporting a record number of study visas granted for the fiscal year ending June 2022. The UK granted nearly 487,000 sponsored student visas...

UK ELT shows real gains through second quarter of 2022

Compared to the same period a year before, there were many more students enrolled in English Language Teaching (ELT) centres in the UK in Q2 2022. Those students...

UK resumes priority visa processing

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) has restored its priority processing services for a range of eligible visa classes, including student visas, as of 12 August 2022. The service...

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...

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...

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...

UK ELT stats reveal pandemic’s impact

The latest full-year data release from English UK provides a high-level picture of how sharply the sector has been affected over the last two years by the COVID-19...