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 Checking in on English testing requirements for study in the UK

Checking in on English testing requirements for study in the UK

In April 2015, the British government substantially overhauled the system for Secure English Language Tests (SELT) in the UK. As a result, IELTS became the only approved test...

 Indian technology institutes open admissions to foreign students

Indian technology institutes open admissions to foreign students

Earlier this year, India’s Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani approved a proposal that will see an initial 10,000 new seats opened for foreign students at the country’s...

 Canada launches new immigration certification for international student advisors

Canada launches new immigration certification for international student advisors

We have reported previously on the implications of 2011 amendments to Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Simply put, the amendment makes it illegal for anyone other than...

 How do students benefit from MOOCs?

How do students benefit from MOOCs?

Most students don’t finish a MOOC, a Massive Open Online Course, and the statistics are consistent on this point across platforms. There are lots of different ideas about...

 Marketing and recruitment for online high school programmes

Marketing and recruitment for online high school programmes

We continue our From the Field series today with a feature video interview with David Hooser, president of US-based Franklin Virtual High School (FVHS). The range and breadth...

New Spanish proficiency exam launched

At a July ceremony at San Ildefonso College in Mexico City, three educational institutions – the Cervantes Institute, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and Spain’s University of...

UK confirms elimination of work rights for non-EU students in further education

This post was originally published on 13 July 2015, at a point when the government’s new policy was not yet confirmed. It was updated on 14 July 2015...

China encouraging overseas universities to accept gaokao exam results

More universities outside of China may soon accept China’s national college entrance exam, the gaokao. Yu Jihai, deputy director of the Division of International Education at the Ministry...

Wholesale changes for Japanese education arising from globalisation and demographics

Japan’s education system is on the cusp of significant change as the country’s schools and institutions continue to adapt to sweeping globalisation initiatives and the pressures of a...

British Home Office announces new language testing arrangements for UK visas

The British Home Office has taken steps to streamline the number of accredited providers for Secure English Language Tests (SELT) for visa purposes, and has also introduced new...

Did growth in outbound Chinese mobility really slow in 2013?

China is by far the world’s largest source market for international students. Chinese students account for 32% of international enrolment in Canada, 29% of all foreign students in...

Market Snapshot: Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is the world’s largest landlocked country, strategically located between Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and a strip of the Caspian Sea. With a population of just over...

Iran eases restrictions on international education

In Iran, the election last year of President Hassan Rouhani has led to a relatively more progressive and international academic climate than was the case during the reign...

As Royal Society calls for changes to UK schools, demand for British education remains strong

A new report released by The Royal Society calls for sweeping reforms to how science and mathematics are taught in British secondary schools. The proposed reforms are designed...

Russia announces new investments in higher education and study abroad

The Russian government’s recent announcement of increased funding for 14 universities is yet one more sign of Moscow’s continuing push in boosting the global competitiveness of its higher...