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 Australia announces July pilot to welcome back international students

Australia announces July pilot to welcome back international students

As of this writing, Australia has been able to manage its coronavirus caseload down to fewer than 500 active cases, an accomplishment that is allowing the government to...

 Australia: Updated modelling projects four-year loss of AUS$16 billion for universities

Australia: Updated modelling projects four-year loss of AUS$16 billion for universities

Updated forecasts from Universities Australia project a financial impact of up to AUS$16 billion for the nation’s universities through 2023 (US$11.2 billion). The estimate is based on new...

 ICEF Exchange podcast: How is COVID-19 impacting student search and school selection?

ICEF Exchange podcast: How is COVID-19 impacting student search and school selection?

Our new podcast series continues today with a special panel discussion exploring how the pandemic is affecting student search and school selection. Our host for the episode is...

 Higher education students press for refunds and discounts during COVID-19

Higher education students press for refunds and discounts during COVID-19

Educators the world over are facing unprecedented challenges and uncertainty about how they will attract and retain students for the coming academic year. COVID-19 continues to be an...

 UK universities face a shortfall of “at least £463 million” in 2020/21

UK universities face a shortfall of “at least £463 million” in 2020/21

A new survey from the British Council has found that there will likely be 14,000 fewer new students from East Asia in UK higher education in 2020/21 compared...

 The growing importance of fee protection programmes

The growing importance of fee protection programmes

As the global economy, and individual national economies, begin to transition this year from crisis to recovery, international educators are also laying plans for increased supports for incoming...

 Ireland: temporary visa measures for language students and a plan for recovery

Ireland: temporary visa measures for language students and a plan for recovery

Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, has introduced a package of temporary measures to ease visa conditions for international students following language courses in Ireland. In a...

 Testing update for June 2020: Pearson, TOEFL, IELTS, iTEP, Cambridge, LanguageCert, Duolingo

Testing update for June 2020: Pearson, TOEFL, IELTS, iTEP, Cambridge, LanguageCert, Duolingo

While most language testing operations have been suspended during the pandemic, there have been a number of important developments over the past two months, including the introduction of...

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