Create essential partnerships with trusted agents in this promising student market
ICEF Virtual Iran is a new online networking event dedicated to fostering relationships between Iran’s best education agents and international institutions looking to recruit students from this important country.
In Iran, there is a significant demand for study abroad. While a considerable number of local undergraduate study programmes are available, graduates have few local opportunities for further studies. With more than 60% of the growing population under 30 and 27% of 15-24-year-olds unemployed in 2021, millions of Iranians are finding their undergraduate degrees aren’t providing them with a competitive advantage. As a result, studying abroad for an additional degree – a master’s, second master’s, or PhD – is a better proposition for most than remaining in the country to find a job.
ICEF Virtual Iran is a timely event, as the student recruitment context in Iran is somewhat complex. Working with agents and developing partnerships with Iranian officials, schools, and universities is essential to success, yet many international institutions can see that the extra time and consideration needed for market entry are well worth it. A careful approach is necessary, especially given that government approval is required for foreign institutions to recruit Iranian students, therefore working with trusted agents, and building relationships with key Iranian officials and contacts in academic institutions is crucial.
For students, the challenges mean that they are increasingly turning to reliable agents to help them find suitable study programmes abroad, not the least because the government has restricted social media and certain websites. For education providers hoping to receive students from Iran, contacts with local agents providing market intelligence and access to the right networks is key.
ICEF Virtual Iran offers the perfect platform for educators to forge new connections with reliable and respected agents, all of whom have been carefully selected according to ICEF’s rigorous criteria.