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In a statement earlier this month, China’s Ministry of Education says that total foreign enrolment in the country reached 492,185 international students in 2018. This represents a marginal increase of less than 1% from the year before and a net gain of slightly more than 3,000 students. It also reflects, for 2018 at least, aContinue reading…Originally posted to the ICEF Monitor on 17 Apr 2019
Nepal’s outbound student numbers continued their rapid growth trajectory in 2018. Following on from strong gains the previous year, many global and regional study destinations reported a large increase in Nepalese enrolments for 2018. In Australia, for example, where Nepal is now the third-largest sending market (after only China and India), student numbers increased byContinue reading…Originally posted to the ICEF Monitor on 17 Apr 2019
When students are deciding where to study, what do they consider to be the most helpful sources of information? For many, parents are essential influencers. A recent survey conducted by research firm EAB among 5,580 college-bound students found that “more than three-quarters of students (75.6%) indicated that their parents were highly influential, second only toContinue reading…Originally posted to the ICEF Monitor on 17 Apr 2019
At this writing, the UK is poised to crash out of the European Union on 12 April without an exit deal in place. British parliamentarians are engaged in intense negotiations to find a way out of the political impasse that has stalled the country’s departure from the EU and set up an uncertain timetable goingContinue reading…Originally posted to the ICEF Monitor on 10 Apr 2019
There are nearly 478 million native Spanish speakers worldwide, a foundation which has helped to make Spanish the second most commonly spoken mother tongue in the world (after only Mandarin). It also remains one of the most popular choices among language learners, preceded only by English and French, with an estimated 22 million students enrolledContinue reading…Originally posted to the ICEF Monitor on 10 Apr 2019
There are now 343,000 international students enrolled in French higher education, representing a 4.5% increase from 2016/17 to 2017/18, and a second straight year of stronger growth for France’s international enrolment. On pace for a new target News of the latest increase in foreign student numbers dovetails with the French government’s announcement of a newContinue reading…Originally posted to the ICEF Monitor on 9 Apr 2019
Newly released data indicates that South Africa’s English Language Teaching (ELT) sector booked a third consecutive year of growth in 2018. Student numbers were down slightly from 2017, but, on average, students stayed longer, and this helped to drive total student-weeks for the year to an all-time high. These are among the findings in theContinue reading…Originally posted to the ICEF Monitor on 3 Apr 2019
A new report from English Australia and market research consultancy Student Marketing (now Bonard) estimates that a coordinated industry-government strategy could nearly double the number of Chinese students enrolling in standalone ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) by 2025. The “standalone” category refers to a student’s motivation for pursuing a language course beingContinue reading…Originally posted to the ICEF Monitor on 3 Apr 2019
After more than a decade of rapid outbound growth, Kazakhstan is firmly on the radar of international recruiters. The total number of Kazakhstani students going abroad has increased by 110% since 2012 alone and reached nearly 90,000 in 2017. But more than eight in ten outbound students (83%) opt to study in Russia or inContinue reading…Originally posted to the ICEF Monitor on 1 Apr 2019
The question of whether international students make a significant positive economic impact in the UK has been answered yet again. A new report conducted by London Economics and commissioned by The Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and Kaplan International Pathways (Kaplan) entitled The UK’s tax revenues from international students post-graduation shows the massive contribution to governmentContinue reading…Originally posted to the ICEF Monitor on 27 Mar 2019
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