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 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...

 Are students willing to begin degree studies online in September?

Are students willing to begin degree studies online in September?

The “on-campus or online” question moved forward over the last couple of weeks with news that the University of Cambridge will deliver all lectures online until summer 2021,...

 New ICEF Exchange episode: How can schools engage with agents now?

New ICEF Exchange episode: How can schools engage with agents now?

Our new podcast series continues today with a special episode on how educators are engaging with agents during the pandemic. Our co-hosts for the episode are Ian Cann,...

 Projecting COVID-19’s impact on US higher education this fall

Projecting COVID-19’s impact on US higher education this fall

A newly released survey from the Institute of International Education (IIE) provides some fresh insights on how the pandemic is affecting US universities and colleges, and especially with...

 FELCA continues to advocate for voucher system as an alternative to refunds

FELCA continues to advocate for voucher system as an alternative to refunds

The Federation of Education and Language Consultant Associations (FELCA) is continuing to advance a proposal this month for widespread use of vouchers between language schools and agents. The...

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