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  • US international student intake reaches record high

    US international student intake reaches record high

    The number of international students in US higher education has reached an all-time high according to an authoritative report. Some 819,644 foreign students were enrolled in US colleges and universities in the 2012-13 academic year, an increase of 7 per cent on the previous 12 months, figures from the Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange show.
  • Canada, USA and Australia “best” for graduate employment

    Canada, USA and Australia “best” for graduate employment

    International students perceive Canada, the USA and Australia as the best study destinations for graduate employment opportunities according to the latest IDP Buyer Behaviour Research.
  • canada's international student enrolement up 94% over past decade

    canada's international student enrolement up 94% over past decade

    A new national study on the state of international education in Canada reaffirms the country’s strengthened position as an international study destination. More than 265,000 international students were studying in Canada in 2012, representing an increase of 11% over the previous year and a remarkable 94% increase since 2001.
  • FREE WEBINAR REMINDER UK University Student Recruitment Opportunities, Challenges and Solutions

    FREE WEBINAR REMINDER UK University Student Recruitment Opportunities, Challenges and Solutions

    Very Educated are proud to invite you to the free webinar - UK University Student Recruitment - Opportunities, Challenges and Solutions. This email is to remind you of the date and time.
  • Open doors 2013: More international students in the US, most growyh from Amerca

    Open doors 2013: More international students in the US, most growyh from Amerca

    The 2013 Open Doors Report on international educational exchange was released this week, and it shows that the number of international students in the US continues to grow despite remaining a small fraction of total enrolments at US universities. It also highlights international students’ impressive contribution to the US economy, and reveals how relatively rare it still is for American students to study abroad themselves.
  • Important alert from the University of Melbourne November 2013

    Important alert from the University of Melbourne November 2013

    It is now time when many students start thinking of the reality of moving to another country. One of the best ways you can help a student at this time is to help them to meet others.
  • 2014 Scholarships Heritage, Merit and Transfer

    2014 Scholarships Heritage, Merit and Transfer

    Curtin University Sydney is delighted to introduce the international innovation scholarships 2014. These scholarships are for international students starting at Curtin University Sydney in one of our three semesters in 2014, February, July or November.
  • QS Best Student Cities 2014

    QS Best Student Cities 2014

    First published in 2012, the QS Best Student Cities is an index of the world’s top cities for students. For the 2014 edition, the methodology has been adapted slightly, with the addition of two new indicators: the GaWC Score and the iPad Index. To qualify to be evaluated for inclusion in the QS Best Student Cities, a city must meet two pre-requisites. First, it must have a population of over 250,000. Second, it must be home to at least two universities featured in the QS World University Rankings®. Current calculations suggest that 98 cities in the world qualify on this basis.
  • WARNING ISSUED TO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

    WARNING ISSUED TO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

    The NSW Government and the education sector have issued a warning to international students in relation to the activities of the Overseas Students Association (OSA), a subsidiary of the National Liaison Committee (NLC).
  • Australia streamlines visa assessment levels

    Australia streamlines visa assessment levels

    Australia’s new government has announced measures to support international education including simplifying the country’s student visa assessment level framework and offering streamlined visa processing to 22 non-university providers.Unveiling the measures, due to commence in early 2014 subject to relevant legislative change, Christopher Pyne, Minister for Education, and Scott Morrison, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, said the moves were intended to undo damage caused to the sector under the previous administration.
  • Canberra to ease student visa rules

    Canberra to ease student visa rules

    THE Abbott government yesterday moved to loosen visa restrictions to attract international students, prompting calls for increased funding for regulators to ensure there was no return to the "visa factory" that marked the height of the 2008-09 higher education boom. From next year, tougher restrictions on students from countries with the highest risk of visa fraud will be scrapped, effectively reducing the cash such applicants are required to have in the bank to support themselves during their study.
  • International Education Strategy for Victoria 2013-2018

    International Education Strategy for Victoria 2013-2018

    The Victorian Government has released its International Education Strategy for Victoria 2013-2018. The Strategy sets out a clear vision and actions to support growth of one of Victoria’s most valuable export sectors. Victoria is not only a leading destination for international students, but Victorian educational institutions and providers are world leaders in off-shore delivery and international educational partnerships.
  • New streamlined student visas to grow Australian education

    New streamlined student visas to grow Australian education

    The new Coalition Government will move quickly to begin undoing Labor’s damage to Australia’s international education sector"and restore it as one of Australia’s most important economic contributors. Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Scott Morrison and Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne announced a package of measures that would simplify student visas through a streamlined assessment-level framework (ALF) and by extending streamlined visa processing arrangements to low-risk non-university degree providers.
  • International research scholarships for programs commencing in 2014

    International research scholarships for programs commencing in 2014

    RMIT University has two new scholarship opportunities for international students looking to commence their research program in 2014. The scholarship covers the tuition fees and a living allowance of worth $30,000 per annum for three years The scholarships are now open and close on 31 October 2013.
  • International students critical in growing UK's higher education sector

    International students critical in growing UK's higher education sector

    The estimated value of education exports to the UK in 2011 was recently calculated at over £17 billion in a report published by the UK government Department of Business, Innovation and Skills. The strategy acknowledges that the importance and impact of international education exports, including incoming students and those studying offshore, to the UK economy. A critical statistic in the data arsenal needed to lobby UK audiences is to show the value of all international students to the UK.
  • Overseas students overtake the locals

    Overseas students overtake the locals

    CRITICISM of foreign students and their academic standards is passe now that they have begun to outperform domestic students, says researcher Alan Olsen.
  • New zealand announces initiatives to attract more international students

    New zealand announces initiatives to attract more international students

    The Government of New Zealand announced a package of new policy initiatives this week designed to make New Zealand a more attractive study destination for international students.
  • International students inspire others to study abroad in Australia

    International students inspire others to study abroad in Australia

    International students studying in Australia are telling their stories through a Council of International Students Australia (CISA) short story competition called “I’m not Australian but I have an Australian Story.” The competition is open to international students from around Australia to share their experiences studying in the country and encourage others to study in Australia.
  • The Australian Government has flagged changes to make the nation more attractive to international students.

    The Australian Government has flagged changes to make the nation more attractive to international students.

    In one of his first major speeches as education minister, Christopher Pyne says he is working on rebuilding the international education sector. Minister Pyne says he wants to work collaboratively with the $US15 billion industry, which he says has to be rebuilt.

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