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 UK issues record number of study visas in 2021

UK issues record number of study visas in 2021

The UK has broken a record in terms of the number of study visas issued to international students and their dependents, according to the Home Office. In the...

 UK expands approved vaccines list and eases under-18 travel

UK expands approved vaccines list and eases under-18 travel

In important news for agents and students focused on study in the UK, there is new travel and border guidance from the British government: “From 4:00 am Monday...

 Most international students say career supports a big factor in their choice of institution

Most international students say career supports a big factor in their choice of institution

A new UK study underscores the importance of career supports for international students. Paying more for less? Employability support for international students at UK universities was published earlier...

 Mystery shopping study highlights “lost opportunity” for enquiry conversion

Mystery shopping study highlights “lost opportunity” for enquiry conversion

A new mystery shopping study offers some important findings for recruitment marketers with respect to managing and converting enquiries from prospective students. Conducted earlier this year by UniQuest...

 UK will introduce new international travel rules beginning in October 2021

UK will introduce new international travel rules beginning in October 2021

The UK is moving to a new international border protocol in terms of which travellers – from which countries – will be permitted entry under specific conditions, including...

Measuring the economic impact of foreign students in the UK and the country’s competitive position in international recruitment

Two new fascinating reports released recently underline the importance of international students to the UK economy and what is at stake in terms of the UK’s ability to...

ICEF Podcast: The road to pre-COVID enrolment in the world’s top two study destinations

In this episode, ICEF’s Craig Riggs (editor of ICEF Monitor) and Martijn van de Veen (vice-president of business development) discuss some of the trends shaping student mobility this...

UK: Turing Scheme aims to send 40,000 students abroad in 2021/22

The UK’s new Turing Scheme is now poised for launch with an announcement this week that frames the funding and scale of the programme for its inaugural year....

UK: Crash in EU applicants for higher ed offset by continued growth from outside Europe

The UK application registry UCAS has released its latest round of applicant data following the 30 June deadline for undergraduate applications for the 2021/22 academic year. The numbers...

UK: Online learning expected to drive further significant growth for TNE programmes

The UK has always been a leader in the provision of transnational education (TNE) – such as articulation agreements and joint programmes delivered in part or whole in...

Mapping the future of European recruitment for UK ELT

A new report commissioned by English UK and the British Council and produced by research firm BONARD outlines challenges and opportunities in the European market for English-language training...

UK: Recent-month study visa grants surpassing pre-pandemic levels

New data released by the British Home Office show that the number of visas issued to foreign students has surged over the past seven months. In fact, the...

UK ELT reports “devastating” 2020 results but recovery by late-2022 is still the target

Student weeks were down by 71% and the number of students plummeted by 84% in English language schools in the UK in 2020, according to the latest data...

British independent K-12 schools report a 7.5% decrease in foreign students for 2020

More than 54,000 international students are attending independent K-12 schools belonging to the Independent Schools Council (ISC) in the UK this year, while another 52,975 are being educated...

UK’s first Green List for summer travel leaves out key student markets

With summer around the corner, governments everywhere are balancing the urgency of reviving their tourism and trade sectors with preventing yet another COVID infection wave. Several countries are...