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 US: COVID-19 impacts include campus closures and recruiting challenges

US: COVID-19 impacts include campus closures and recruiting challenges

In California, New York, and Washington – the US states where the largest number of COVID-19 cases have been reported – some colleges have closed their campuses and/or...

 UK introduces new points-based immigration system

UK introduces new points-based immigration system

The UK Home office has announced that EU students will now be treated in much the same way as non-EU students, with some exceptions, under a new immigration...

 New strategy aims to establish Australia as global leader in English language teaching

New strategy aims to establish Australia as global leader in English language teaching

A new strategy released by Australia’s Department of Education and Training (DET) aims to further strengthen the country’s English language training sector (more commonly referred to as ELICOS...

 COVID-19 triggers cancellations and delays but most students intend to follow through on study plans

COVID-19 triggers cancellations and delays but most students intend to follow through on study plans

Due to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, many exchange programmes have been cancelled as have a growing number of industry events, most recently the annual Asia-Pacific...

 Canada had another strong year of growth in 2019

Canada had another strong year of growth in 2019

New data shows that Canada is now behind only the US and Australia – and essentially vying with the UK for third place – among the world’s top...

 Australia’s foreign enrolment up 10% in 2019

Australia’s foreign enrolment up 10% in 2019

Full-year enrolment numbers for Australia reveal that the country’s foreign enrolment grew by just under 10% in 2019 (9.7% year-over-year). Total enrolment of visa-holding students reached 758,154, which...

 Canada: New visa pilot aims to reduce processing time for Nigerian students

Canada: New visa pilot aims to reduce processing time for Nigerian students

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), has announced a new pilot project – Nigeria Student Express (NSE) – that is geared at reducing study permit processing times for...

 Coronavirus update: Educators adjusting deadlines and programmes; agents provide their perspective

Coronavirus update: Educators adjusting deadlines and programmes; agents provide their perspective

Editor’s note: Please see our earlier report for more comprehensive background and important context. The scale of the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak continues to grow through mid-February with nearly...

 Canada’s K-12 schools prioritise new markets for enrolment growth

Canada’s K-12 schools prioritise new markets for enrolment growth

The number of international primary and secondary students coming to CAPS-I (Canadian Association of Public Schools – International) member schools to study for four months or longer grew...

 US graduate schools report increased International applications and commencements

US graduate schools report increased International applications and commencements

In fall 2019, American universities saw a year-over-year increase in international graduate applications (up 3%) and first-time enrolments (up 4%). This marks a reversal of a downward trend...

Facts & Figures

Worldwide MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) enrolment reached 110 million people in 2019. Read more

Education agents refer 75% of Australia’s international students. Read more

45% of Indonesian high school students said they could go abroad for study only if a scholarship were available. Read more

20.5% increase in the number of Brazilian students abroad in 2018 compared with 2017. Read more

12.7% Increase in the number of German students who went abroad for language study in 2018 compared with 2017. Read more