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 Arms wide open: US courts international travellers and students

Arms wide open: US courts international travellers and students

The Obama administration is reaching out to the world – and inviting it in to the US. It just announced a National Tourism and Travel Strategy that aims...

 India bursting with 20% growth in Cambridge qualifications and aggressive expansion in higher education

India bursting with 20% growth in Cambridge qualifications and aggressive expansion in higher education

The long-standing tradition of Class 12 Indian board exams to graduate from Indian high schools is changing – especially for many students targeting study abroad. This year, the...

 South Korean educational market maturing

South Korean educational market maturing

South Korea is increasingly on the radar these days for its continuing market potential, but also in terms of its willingness to strengthen its own educational institutions and...

 European survey reveals intentions of international students, compares legislation

European survey reveals intentions of international students, compares legislation

Yesterday we reported that Germany is easing post-study work and immigration legislation for foreign students in the wake of an interesting report based on a survey conducted by...

 African countries continue to invest in higher education

African countries continue to invest in higher education

A flurry of stories on higher education developments in African nations provides ongoing evidence that several African nations are very serious about participating in, contributing to, and benefitting...

UK bankruptcies up sharply under new visa regulations

The Telegraph is reporting a dramatic increase in the number of bankruptcies in the UK education sector. 169 private-sector UK educational institutions failed in 2011 – a 44%...

Turkey’s growing appeal as a study destination

The scales are certainly tipping in Turkey; well known as a powerful sending market, Today’s Zaman has reported that the number of international students studying in Turkish universities...

New degree system drives rising enrolment and quality in Niger

West African countries are continuing to implement the bachelor-master-doctorate system, or LMD – with University World News reporting that Niger is one of the latest. Now the system...

Canadian universities bridge foreign student tuition gap to attract thousands of Brazilian students

Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper recently reported that thousands of Brazilian students will fill the halls of Canadian universities over the next four school years as part of...

Generous new scholarship plan for Brazilians to study abroad

State-controlled Brazilian oil giant Petrobras plans to provide 5,000 scholarships over the next six years to Brazilian students who plan to earn degrees abroad in fields related to...

Enormous Saudi scholarship programme extended to 2020

The prospects of an extension to Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Scholarship Program (KASP) were much on the mind of attendees at the recent ICEF Dubai Workshop. In the...

Hong Kong curriculum changes present huge recruitment opportunities

As Hong Kong shifts from a three-year to a four-year degree structure and school-leavers enter university a year earlier, students are applying to study abroad in large numbers...

US expands post-grad work term for science and tech students

The US government announced recently a planned expansion of  post-graduate work term opportunities for international students graduating from science and technical programmes. Currently, an F-1 student may only...

Opportunity knocks in Saudi Arabia

The ICEF Dubai Workshop is just kicking off, and as attendees are lining up at Registration, many are already buzzing with energy and ready to do business. ICEF...

Foreign student numbers in Taiwan almost double since 2007

The number of foreign students pursuing formal academic degrees in Taiwan has increased significantly in the past four years, with the number of foreign undergraduates almost doubling, according...