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 UK: Latest UCAS release shows continued growth from non-EU markets

UK: Latest UCAS release shows continued growth from non-EU markets

The latest UK data indicates that the broad patterns for British undergraduate admissions are holding steady into 2022. A 17 February data release from UCAS reports on the...

 UK further eases requirements for fully vaccinated travellers

UK further eases requirements for fully vaccinated travellers

UK educators are welcoming the news that COVID-related travel restrictions will be greatly reduced beginning 11 February 2022, opening the door for international students to come more easily...

 Foreign enrolment in UK higher ed surpasses 600,000-student target

Foreign enrolment in UK higher ed surpasses 600,000-student target

The UK released a new international education strategy in March 2019. The strategy set out some concrete targets for growth through 2030, including a goal to reach a...

 UK: Transnational education numbers continue to grow

UK: Transnational education numbers continue to grow

The latest data from Universities UK International (UUKi) shows continued growth in the number of foreign students enrolled in transnational education programmes (TNE) offered by British institutions. The...

 UK adds Nigeria to red list and expands COVID testing requirements

UK adds Nigeria to red list and expands COVID testing requirements

The UK has introduced additional testing measures for all international travellers, and has expanded its “red list” of countries from which travel is essentially banned (except for returning...

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

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

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

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

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...