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 French universities challenge fee hike for international students

French universities challenge fee hike for international students

The French government has announced a fee increase for students from outside the European Union. The new fees...

 Finland resets on international recruitment

Finland resets on international recruitment

There are more than 20,000 foreign students in Finland currently, three-quarters of which come from non-EU countries...

 UK confirms funding and fees for EU commencements in 2018

UK confirms funding and fees for EU commencements in 2018

Building on a similar decision for 2017/18 commencements, the British government has announced that EU students...

 US: The link between public funding and international student recruitment

US: The link between public funding and international student recruitment

With international students paying up to three times as much in tuition as in-state residents, public research universities in the United States are increasingly turning to foreign student...

 British government confirms funding and fees for EU students

British government confirms funding and fees for EU students

UK Universities Minister Jo Johnson announced on 11 October that European Union students applying to begin studies at an English university for the 2017/18 academic year will continue to...

Brexit could discourage European students from studying in UK

Britain is steaming toward a 23 June referendum on the UK’s membership in the European Union. The question is simple and clearly framed – “Should the United Kingdom...

Falling oil prices put Nigerian scholarship funding in doubt

In a worrying development for one of international education’s most important emerging markets, Nigerian students studying abroad on scholarships are reporting that they are not receiving the stipends...

Finland introduces university tuition fees for non-EU students

It has been a running “will they or won’t they” question for some time, but the Finnish Parliament has now imposed tuition fees for non-European Union students studying...

Sweden’s international student numbers up for the first time since 2011

The Swedish government moved to introduce higher education tuition fees for non-European Union/non-European Economic Area students in 2011, and foreign student enrolment in the country promptly took a...

Small US colleges feeling the squeeze from “soft” tuition revenues

It is hardly a new idea that there are some important pressures on the traditional business model for higher education in the US. The population of college-aged students...

The relationship between currency exchange and student mobility

It has been a tumultuous year for the world economy, which in many quarters is still recovering from the deep economic shocks of the 2008 global economic crisis....

New OECD report summarises global mobility trends

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released its annual report on global education trends last week. Education at a Glance 2015 draws on a wealth of...

Amendments to ESOS Act progressing through Australian parliament

(Editor’s note: Following the original publication of this article, the ESOS amendments passed both houses of the Australian parliament on 1 December and received royal assent on 11...

British government proposes major higher education reform package

The British government signalled its intention last week to undertake a major shake-up of higher education starting in 2016. An official consultation paper released on 6 November –...

Demographics, economics, and internationalisation driving enrolment growth in Europe

Nearly seven in ten European universities report an increase in non-European Union enrolment over the past five years; a slightly smaller percentage reported an increase in EU enrolment...