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 Chinese students account for about half of all international applicants to US graduate programmes

Chinese students account for about half of all international applicants to US graduate programmes

Interest from China is again driving up applications to American graduate programmes, according to a new report from the Council of Graduate Schools. For the seventh consecutive year,...

 Study projects slower growth in higher education enrolment

Study projects slower growth in higher education enrolment

The British Council previewed findings this week from a forthcoming report that forecasts the global higher education landscape through 2020. The study, The Shape of Things to Come:...

 Generous new scholarship plan for Brazilians to study abroad

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...

 New report reveals international student mobility trends

New report reveals international student mobility trends

American universities are set to strengthen their dominance in attracting international students, powered by the continued momentum from China and Saudi Arabia, revival of India, and emergence of...

 Enormous Saudi scholarship programme extended to 2020

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...

Author forecasts a tripling of international students worldwide by 2025

In a newly published book, Making a Difference: Australian International Education, contributor and industry consultant Bob Goddard provides a global view and a long-term forecast for the international...

What are the elements of a successful national recruitment strategy?

It is by now widely acknowledged that, on a global scale, the recruitment of international students is becoming: More crucial for leading countries’ education systems and job markets...

Pakistani students consider new options abroad

ICEF Dubai event attendees received some insider tips on the Pakistani market during last week’s seminar from Syed Azhar Husnain Abidi, Chairman of the All Pakistan Education Consultants Association (APECOP) and...

Indian students finding it harder to afford studying abroad

With the rupee falling over 18% against the dollar in the last year, course fees and living expenses carry a higher price tag for Indians, forcing students to...

More than 43,000 American students pursue degrees abroad, survey finds

More than 43,000 American students are pursuing degrees in other countries, according to a new report by the Institute of International Education. The survey, which IIE says is...

A British education please, but not necessarily in Britain

According to the UK’s Higher Education Statistics Agency, the number of people studying overseas for a complete British higher education qualification increased by a significant 23 percent in...

Measuring demand and study options for Indian students

A recent item from BBC News points to the massive gap between demand and supply for higher education in India and provides a broad sketch of options that...

Bologna Process brings about changes in German student mobility

From the early 1990s to 2010, the proportion of [German] students going abroad for part of their studies grew from a fifth to around a third, with the...

Are US universities getting more cautious about offshore campuses?

The past decade has seen considerable interest among American colleges in opening satellite campuses offshore. But the realities on the ground, along with some high-profile failures, resistant faculty,...