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 Increasing the “stay rate” of international students

Increasing the “stay rate” of international students

International education is increasingly recognised by institutions and governments as an important export sector. In fact, the economic impact of foreign students’ tuition – along with accommodation, living...

 Europe takes stock of its international student recruitment strategies

Europe takes stock of its international student recruitment strategies

As competition for international students intensifies around the world, the European Union is increasingly interested in promoting member countries – and indeed, the entire Eurozone – as a...

 Japan’s ambitious proposals for higher education and language sectors

Japan’s ambitious proposals for higher education and language sectors

Japan’s government is increasingly viewing education as a vehicle to drive economic growth. Its policies highlight internationalisation and higher education reforms, as well as new language and financing...

 Canada aims to streamline student visa processing

Canada aims to streamline student visa processing

Canada is accepting more and more international students, and more of those international students are deciding to immigrate – recent data from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) shows....

 US Department of Homeland Security school outreach programme works to eliminate fraud

US Department of Homeland Security school outreach programme works to eliminate fraud

The US government continually works to establish and strengthen professional relationships between academic institutions and local Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) offices in order to preserve the integrity of...

New five-country visa application centre opens in Singapore

Of all the factors that can influence international student enrolments – from a country’s perceived safety or beauty to an institution’s reputation – visa processing times can be...

International internships are increasingly valued by employers

Internships have long been part of the collegiate landscape, but their relationship to students’ future prospects has never been more direct. ICEF Monitor takes a look at the...

Is your marketing answering the right questions?

Amidst the ever-intensifying global competition for students, all education institutions with internationalisation mandates are asking themselves what they can do to present themselves more effectively to students in...

Germany’s new strategies in the race for international students

Germany’s post-study work options continue to enable the country to attract a large and ever-growing number of international students, but what kind of new strategies is the nation...

EU aims to be more attractive to students and scholars

The European Union is taking steps to make it easier and more attractive for non-EU students and academics to study and work in Europe. A European Commission proposal...

Canada allots CDN $65 million to boost its competitiveness as a study abroad destination

The Canadian government’s latest budget includes CDN $23 million dedicated to supporting its national international education strategy and CDN $42 million to improving visa processing for temporary residents...

UK Border Agency to be abolished

On Monday this week, the British House of Commons Home Affairs Committee published a report that was highly critical of the UK Border Agency’s performance and reporting to...

US community colleges well placed to help build undergraduate enrolments

Nearly half of all US university students begin their studies at a community college, and for nearly 90,000 currently enrolled international students the path to an American university...

New regulations proposed for student visas in Canada

As Canada rises up the ranks of leading destination countries for international students, its federal government is planning some important changes to the Canadian student visa system, with...

Indian, Pakistani enrolments drop sharply in UK; is new promotion agency the solution?

In a recent ICEF Monitor post, we asked: “Can the UK’s higher education sector retain its market share despite its government’s goals to reduce immigration by whatever means...