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 Coronavirus update: Economic and mobility impacts will depend on how long the outbreak persists

Coronavirus update: Economic and mobility impacts will depend on how long the outbreak persists

Despite the efforts of the Chinese government to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, which the World Health Organisation (WHO) has now named Covid-19, there has been...

 Nigeria included in expanded US immigration ban but students can still obtain visas

Nigeria included in expanded US immigration ban but students can still obtain visas

The United States has extended the list of countries whose citizens will, with some exceptions, be barred from entering the US on immigrant visas beginning on 22 February...

 Coronavirus update: Schools and universities brace for impact amid global response

Coronavirus update: Schools and universities brace for impact amid global response

By the end of last week, the World Health Organisation (WHO) had categorised the coronavirus as a global health emergency – not yet a pandemic – and with concern...

 Factors influencing destination choice for Indonesian students

Factors influencing destination choice for Indonesian students

With its massive, youthful population and burgeoning economy, Indonesia has long been considered a student recruitment market with great potential for growth. And indeed even conservative estimates point...

 The peer-to-peer effect in international student recruitment

The peer-to-peer effect in international student recruitment

A new study by Intead and Unibuddy – a platform that more than 200 universities around the world are using to enable peer-to-peer interactions – reveals that prospective...

 Reports of some Iranian students being detained and deported from US airports

Reports of some Iranian students being detained and deported from US airports

Iran sends tens of thousands of students abroad every year – including more than 12,000 to the US, making Iran the second-most important Middle Eastern market for US...

 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...

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