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checking-cost-living-global-study-destinationsChecking in on cost of living in global study destinations

As competition for internationally mobile students continues to intensify, greater attention is being given to the relative costs of living across both established and emerging...

saudi-arabias-expanding-higher-education-capacitySaudi Arabia’s expanding higher education capacity

Following a dip in 2016, Saudi Arabia’s college-aged population has begun to grow again and is forecast to reach a cohort of about four million...

Adapting student advising to boost retention and degree completion

A new survey has found that one in four undergraduate students enrolled at US colleges believe that it will be difficult for them to graduate,...

China announces the closure of more than 200 TNE programmes

The Chinese Ministry of Education has approved the termination of 234 Sino-foreign partnership programmes and jointly managed institutions. The closures represent roughly 10% of the...

Canada expands biometric requirements for study permits

Canada is expanding its use of biometrics for applicants for visitor visas, work permits, study permits, or permanent residence. Effective 31 July 2018, all applicants from...

Report: Russia preparing for new recruitment drive in Western markets

University World News reports that the Russian government is preparing a package of new initiatives designed to attract greater numbers of students from the West....

Google launches new college search feature

LinkedIn has its University Pages, Facebook is partnering with community colleges, and now Google has quietly – to the extent that one of the world’s...

UK confirms funding and fees for EU commencements in 2019/20

For the third consecutive year – following similar announcements for 2017/18 and 2018/19 – the British government has confirmed that European Union students will remain eligible for...

China’s rapid urbanisation becoming a global story

The economist and Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz has been widely quoted as predicting that urbanisation in China is one of two transformative forces that will...

US Supreme Court upholds travel ban

On 26 June, the US Supreme Court upheld a September 2017 presidential proclamation that limited travel to the United States by citizens of several, mainly Muslim-majority...

Mapping the factors driving outbound student mobility in Ghana

Ghana is likely to have one of the world’s fastest-growing economies in 2018, with projected growth of between 8.3 and 8.9%, according to a recent...

Global survey compares student decision factors across study destinations

Conducted annually since 2005, the i-graduate International Student Barometer (ISB) survey has collected feedback from three million students worldwide across all student types, levels and years...

Canada moves to speed student visa processing for selected Asian markets

Students from China, India, Vietnam, and the Philippines applying for full-time study at Canadian institutions or schools can now access a new, expedited student visa...

Top-ranked Indian universities will now offer full online degrees

The Indian government has reversed a 2016 ban on online degree programmes. At its 24 May meeting, India’s University Grants Commission (UGC), a key regulatory...

Let them talk: The power of student reviews

Prospective students are highly influenced by online peer reviews of schools and destinations. The availability of candid student...

New Zealand proposes changes to work rights for international graduates

The New Zealand government has introduced proposals to revise the country’s rules for post-study work rights for...

US ELT numbers continue downward trend

Enrolment in Intensive English Programmes (IEPs) in the US continued to decline in 2017, with student numbers down...

Seven in ten foreign students plan to stay in Germany after graduation

A survey of prospective students finds that affordability is key factor for those considering study in Germany...

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