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 Australia: ELICOS numbers holding stable into final quarter of 2019

Australia: ELICOS numbers holding stable into final quarter of 2019

Australia’s language education providers are reporting marginal growth for 2019, with significant gains in...

 Coronavirus triggers travel restrictions and other countermeasures

Coronavirus triggers travel restrictions and other countermeasures

Editor’s note: This is a rapidly evolving story and the information published below is current as of 31 January. International student movement, along with class and exam schedules...

 Nearly 400,000 US students abroad in 2018

Nearly 400,000 US students abroad in 2018

So often we write about the number of international students coming to study in the US, not the least because that number is so massive (1,095,300 last year,...

 The new student recruitment landscape in Saudi Arabia

The new student recruitment landscape in Saudi Arabia

In 2015/16, Saudi enrolment in US higher education reached nearly 62,000 students. That was enough to place the Kingdom as the third-largest sending market for US colleges and...

 Brexit will not affect EU students in 2020

Brexit will not affect EU students in 2020

Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party won a large majority in the UK’s December 2019 general election. That victory has now paved the way for Britain to exit the European...

Foreign enrolment in UK higher education up 6% for 2018/19

There were more than 485,000 international students enrolled in UK higher education institutions in 2018/19...

Africa ascending: Four growth markets to watch

Growing economies, large and youthful populations, and labour market trends are just some of the factors driving demand...

Canada, Philippines, Malta, and Ireland increasingly popular for Japanese students

Japanese employers’ demand for higher English-language proficiency and a growing trend towards lifelong learning contributed to a strong Japanese outbound student market in 2018, according to a new...

New Zealand’s international enrolment declined in 2018 as “planned rebalancing” continues

Newly released enrolment data highlights that international student numbers in New Zealand fell for a second consecutive year in 2018. Even so, some education sectors registered strong growth,...

Affordability a top concern for South American and Mexican students

Intead has released a special edition report on emerging markets as part of their research series in collaboration with FPP EDU Media (Know Your Neighborhood, which aims to...

Africa ascending: The demographic juggernaut driving student mobility in the 21st century

The following feature article marks the first instalment of a special series on emerging markets in Africa, and has been adapted for publication here from the 2019 edition...

Australian students studying abroad more than ever before

One in four (24%) Australian undergraduate students participated in a study abroad learning experience in 2018, up from 22.4% in 2017. Across all levels of study, study abroad...

Closer to home: Intra-regional mobility in Asia

The following feature article is adapted from the 2019 edition of ICEF Insights magazine. The complete issue is available to download now. For the past decade, the outflow...

ELT sector in the UK stable in summer 2019

Total student weeks were up modestly for the junior segment but there was a small decrease in the adult segment in Q3 2019...

Rapid growth in Indian higher education system, but report calls for sweeping reforms

India’s higher education has rapidly expanded over the past 20 years, but too few graduates are coming out of Indian higher...