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 Education agents continue to play a larger role in UK recruitment

Education agents continue to play a larger role in UK recruitment

The use of education agents to recruit international students is becoming increasingly common around the world, to the point where agents are driving significant proportions of international enrolments...

 International student mobility picking up in Norway while major reforms take shape

International student mobility picking up in Norway while major reforms take shape

Citizens in all Nordic countries have access to free higher education by virtue of a social philosophy (and tax structure), which holds that income differentials should not affect...

 New Zealand’s international education sector off to a strong start in 2015

New Zealand’s international education sector off to a strong start in 2015

New Zealand is building its international position as a study destination and has registered some important gains over the last year and more. From January to August 2014,...

 Taiwan plans to close up to a third of its universities in the next decade

Taiwan plans to close up to a third of its universities in the next decade

Taiwan’s Ministry of Education outlined plans late last month to merge or close up to 52 of the country’s public and private universities. The move comes in response...

 Wholesale changes for Japanese education arising from globalisation and demographics

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...

Québec triples fees for new undergraduate students from France

The Canadian Province of Québec announced last month that tuition rates for new undergraduate students from France will triple as of September 2015. Québec is the centre of...

Peak international education bodies in UK call for improved competitiveness in run-up to spring election

A recent British Council report paints a stark picture of the UK’s declining competitiveness as a global study destination. International enrolment in British higher education fell in 2012/13...

US authorities moving to improve student visa oversight in recent years

Three men were arrested in Los Angeles earlier this month in connection with an apparent “pay-to-stay” scam involving four private, postsecondary institutions in California. The scheme allegedly centres...

New report argues that international students in France should pay full fees

Foreign students enrolled with French higher education institutions currently receive a significant tuition subsidy from the French government. In fact, a recent economic impact study commissioned by Campus...

India is a key source of international students – can it become a destination?

In the summer of 2014, Narendra Modi became India’s Prime Minister in a landslide election, giving him a mandate to launch much-needed reforms to the country’s education system....

Foreign-language study in US declines for first time in 20 years

The US is well understood to be the world’s leading international study destination. Less commonly known is the fact that it is also a major source of internationally...

New Zealand’s international enrolment up 12% as number of prospective domestic students falls

New data released last month shows that New Zealand, already a popular study abroad destination, has boosted its international student enrolments by 12% for the period January to...

Surprise Sri Lankan election result promises new education ties and investment

The surprise victory of Maithripala Sirisena in Sri Lanka’s presidential election last month, along with early indications of pending reforms, have raised high expectations among students, education leaders,...

Virtual tours growing in popularity

Why do international students choose a certain university or school? Major factors are word-of-mouth and an institution’s prestige – influential especially for the many students who aren’t able...

Australia’s international enrolment recovery is real

Australia reversed a three-year enrolment decline in 2013, registering a modest increase of 2.6% in total international student numbers and a much more noticeable bounce (9.3%) in student...