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 Non-EU applications to UK universities up this year

Non-EU applications to UK universities up this year

The UK application registry UCAS has released new data from its 15 January admissions deadline for the 2019/20 academic year, and so we now have an early view of...

 US university takes out insurance against drop in Chinese enrolments

US university takes out insurance against drop in Chinese enrolments

A US university has taken out a US$400,000+ per year insurance policy against a significant decline in Chinese enrolment...

 Checking in on Turkish outbound

Checking in on Turkish outbound

In a year of political and economic challenges, Turkey continues to show strong demand for study abroad...

 Diversification and the next five markets

Diversification and the next five markets

After more than a decade of rapid expansion in international enrolments, the focus in major study destinations – and for many institutions – is turning more and more to diversification....

 Attracting students who stay

Attracting students who stay

A roundup of what seven countries are doing to attract foreign students and to make it easier for them to work after graduating...

US admissions directors concerned about international enrolment

An annual survey of senior US college admissions staff finds continuing pressure on both domestic and international enrolments at many institutions. The 2018 Survey of College and University...

Regional demand variations taking hold in graduate business studies

For the second year in a row, a global survey is highlighting important regional shifts in application volumes for graduate studies in business. The newly released (and 19th...

Study projects dramatic growth for global higher education through 2040

A newly updated study maps the continuing growth in global demand for higher education through 2040, and anticipates that by that point there will be nearly 600 million...

Foreign graduate enrolment in the US dips for second year in a row

Foreign students occupy nearly one in five (18.5%) seats in American graduate schools. But their numbers started to decline marginally in 2016 and now the latest data from...

Australian ELICOS remains flat through mid-year

The early-year trend lines for Australia’s international enrolment growth are holding steady through June 2018. The latest numbers from the Department of Education and Training (DET) reinforce an...

Why do international students choose to study in China?

“Recruiting international students has been taken as a strategy to strengthen China’s soft power,” says a recent article in the Journal of Studies in International Education. That, along...

Major review of UK policy on international students seen as a “missed opportunity”

The British government should undertake a modest easing of its policies around post-study work rights for international students, but international students should not be removed from net migration...

Denmark concerned about the high proportion of foreign students who leave after graduation

Studies reveal that a large percentage of international students leave Denmark within two years of graduation...

Survey: International students highly satisfied with studies in Canada; many planning to stay

A recent survey conducted by the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) reveals that the vast majority of international students in Canada are satisfied with their decision to...

Saudi Arabia’s expanding higher education capacity

Following a dip in 2016, Saudi Arabia’s college-aged population has begun to grow again and is forecast to reach a cohort of about four million 18-to-24-year-olds by 2025,...