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The ICEF Insights 2024 edition is available now
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We are the global market leaders in business-to-business networking events and services for the international education sector.
Through our unrivalled global programme of networking events, support, training, and accreditation for education agents, as well as a range of market intelligence services, we facilitate outstanding international student experiences.
For over 30 years, we have been bringing together education institutions, carefully chosen study abroad agents, and relevant international education industry service providers with the aim of improving international student mobility.
International student recruitment agencies play a vital role in international education, connecting education institutions with students around the world. We offer high-quality professional development to keep education agencies informed about immigration requirements, course entry standards, and student support expectations around the world.
To find out more about our upcoming events for international education professionals from around the world, click on the links below.
Mexico and Colombia are major sending markets for international students and are continuing to grow. The ICEF Mexico-Colombia Roadshow provides an excellent, cost-effective opportunity for educators to meet, and leverage the expertise of ICEF-screened agents to recruit students from both of these important markets.Register for the event
ICEF Eurasia gives international educators and service providers the opportunity to meet top-quality student recruitment agents from all over Central Europe, Turkey, and the Caucasus at one focused event, enabling them to effectively intensify their marketing & recruitment efforts in these important student markets.Register for the event
The 17th annual ICEF Australia New Zealand Agent event (ANZA) gives education providers from Australia and New Zealand the opportunity to meet with top international student recruitment agents from around the world who have a focus on these key study destinations.Register for the event
ICEF Finance is the world’s first-ever agent networking event where providers of student finance and related services meet with international student recruitment professionals.Buy delegate ticket
ICEF North America returns in 2024, with a three-day networking event welcoming hundreds of student recruitment professionals from around the world. This is the perfect opportunity for educators and service providers to connect with hundreds of pre-screened agents representing tens of thousands of students interested in studying in both Canada and the US.Register for the event
Following the hugely successful 2023 event, which saw just over 200 student recruitment professionals gather in Sevilla, ICEF Spanish Education now turns to Madrid for its third edition, providing a unique opportunity for education providers in Spanish speaking countries to network with ICEF-screened, quality student recruitment agents from around the world.Register for the event
ICEF South East Asia 2024 is an exciting and greatly anticipated event providing a first-rate networking environment for professionals with an interest in 11 outbound student countries in Southeast Asia, including Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Hosted over three days, this event welcomes participants to the InterContinental Saigon Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.Register for the event
ICEF Philippines 2024 is a new and much-requested event. Held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Manila, and hosted over two days, ICEF Philippines provides world-class networking opportunities for professionals with an interest in outbound students from one of Southeast Asia's most promising countries, with a thriving economy and youthful population.Register for the event
ICEF Africa returns in 2024 as a specialist networking event focused on the needs of international education institutions, and relevant service providers, eager to recruit students from this dynamic and vibrant continent.Register for the event
ICEF Secondary Education returns for its 5th edition in 2024, as an in-person event. Focused on recruiting international students for secondary, boarding, high school, foundation, and junior education programmes, this specialist event opens up the potential for overseas study for young students from nearly 60 countries.Register for the event
Following its successful launch, ICEF Accommodation heads to London for 2024. The world’s first-ever agent networking event, where providers of student accommodation and related services have the exceptional opportunity to meet with key decision makers in international student recruitment.Buy delegate ticket
Integrated into the first day of ICEF Higher Education, The ICEF Monitor Global Summit is a landmark one-day summit, affording government representatives and senior international education professionals the opportunity to keep abreast of the latest trends within the sector. Register now to help shape the future of international higher education.Buy delegate ticket
ICEF Higher Education arrives in London for 2024. With the ICEF Monitor Global Summit integrated into day one, the event is specifically designed to bring together senior policy makers, decision makers in higher education, and professionals in international student mobility, all with a focus on fostering innovative and sustainable recruitment practices in higher education.Register for the event
As the largest industry networking event in the region, ICEF Brazil brings together hundreds of high-quality, ICEF-screened agents, decision makers from education institutions, and companies providing industry services, all in one place. This popular event enables you to forge professional and personal connections to support your engagement strategy in the region.Register for the event
ICEF China, hosted in the vibrant city of Beijing, will take place between 16 - 18 October, 2024. Bringing together those from the international education industry focused on supporting students from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Mongolia.Register for the event
A one-day networking conference that informs and updates senior international education professionals on the latest technologies and digital tools available to them. ICEF Digital is a perfect fit in the international education calendar, scheduled one day prior to the sector’s largest networking event, ICEF Berlin, and taking place in the same venue.Buy delegate ticket
The pinnacle of the annual networking calendar, ICEF's flagship Berlin event returns for its 29th edition, connecting thousands of colleagues, peers, partners, and friends from across the global education industry.Register for the event
ICEF Miami (Latin America) returns in 2024, bringing ICEF screened or accredited student recruitment agents from Latin America to the US, to connect with educators from around the world. With a range of service providers, as well as cultural Exchange, work & travel programme providers, ICEF Miami is a key networking event in the international education calendarRegister for the event
ICEF Student Recruitment for Online Programmes is a virtual B2B networking event connecting providers of online education with pre-screened student recruitment agents who are experienced in promoting online and hybrid programmes across all study types, levels and durations.Register for the event
ICEF South Asia provides a unique opportunity to connect with top quality, ICEF-screened student recruitment agents from across India and other South Asian countries including: Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka. These agents are valued business partners to educators and trusted advisors to the thousands of students across the region wishing to study abroad.Register for the event
ICEF Monitor is the leading source of market intelligence for the international student recruitment industry. Read about the latest issues affecting the sector and learn about emerging trends with ICEF Monitor.
New, restrictive policies concerning international students in the UK, Canada, and Australia are already having a significant impact on prospective student demand for study in those countries. IDP’s recent study, “The Voice of the International Student,” conducted in January 2024 across 67 countries with a total sample of 2,500 students, indicates that many students are…
Data in a new white paper, “What data tells us about the international schools market?”, published by ISC Research, shows that the international schools sector is thriving in many world regions. Over the past 5 years, the number of schools operating has increased by 8.5% to 14,010, the number of students enrolled has climbed by…
On 8 February 2024, the Korean government announced the results of its annual evaluation of colleges and universities’ capacity and performance with respect to international students. A joint release from the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Justice explains that the review process, “[Aims] to address the issue of illegal immigration among international students and…
After just over a year of consultation and review, 820 written submissions, 180 meetings, and a hotly debated interim report in July 2023, Australia’s Department of Education released the Australian Universities Accord Final Report on 25 February 2024. The report weighs in at more than 400 pages and has been characterised as a blueprint that…
Australia’s education providers continue to grapple with a significant spike in visa rejections. As many as 1 in 5 international students had their visa applications rejected in the last two quarters of 2023, with rejection rates trending even higher for students from key South Asian sending markets such as India, Pakistan, and Nepal. Over the…
The edtech giant 2U is experiencing market and financial pressures severe enough that earlier this month it warned investors that there was “substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern” if it could not secure more capital or reduce its debt. This represents a significant reversal of fortune. Four years after 2U…
Effective 1 December 2023, Malaysia introduced a package of new visa settings designed to make it easier for visitors and students to enter the country. The Visa Liberalisation Plan, eases visa requirements in a range of areas, including, a 30-day visa exemption for visitors from China and India, a “multiple entry visa” mechanism that allows…
New government policies in Spain – as well as a changed competitive context in the broader international education landscape – appear to be contributing to Spain’s increasing popularity among foreign students. Even before the pandemic, the collective value of students studying in Spain’s language courses, undergraduate and graduate courses, and business schools – including those…
The Dutch government spent most of last year signalling its concern about the rapid growth of international student numbers in the country. Most recently, the Dutch House of Representatives called on government and the higher education sector to put forward “concrete measures” to reduce the number of English-taught programmes in Dutch higher education. That followed…
Supply of Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) in Europe, Australia, and Canada is not meeting demand due mainly to a “slow construction pipeline,” according to research firm BONARD’s Student Housing Annual Report 2023. Demand for housing is particularly strong from international students, whose numbers have been rising in all the student cities BONARD analysed. The demand-supply…
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