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The battle for overseas students!

While, overseas student curbs in UK may cost economy £3.6bn, Netherland, China , US  Belgium and Scandinavian countries report a considerable increase in their intake of overseas students. 

  • Home secretary rejects her own department’s official impact assessment of policy of letting far fewer students into the UK. The government expects 260,000 fewer study visas to be issued to non-EU students over the next five years as a result of the changes. Keith Vaz, the chairman of the committee, said: “The home secretary’s dismissal of the impact assessment is very disappointing. “The government appears to be not only making policy without adequate immigration statistics, but also ignoring its own evidence. “We reiterate the need for an immigration policy which is both evidence-based and does not adversely affect the British economy.”

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2011/jul/26/theresa-may-overseas-student-curb-economy

  • More than 470 UK colleges have been barred in the last six months from accepting new foreign students from outside Europe, the Home Office says. They either had licences revoked or did not sign up to a new inspection system – part of government efforts to curb abuse of the immigration system. It estimates the colleges could have brought in 11,000 students.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-15544453

  • The Universities UK action group has issued a warning about Britain’s reputation in education after new figures revealed that the government’s curb on overseas students had reduced their numbers by 11,000 and led to more than 450 colleges pulling out of the market.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2011/nov/02/student-visa-curbs-damaging-uk-reputation

  • More foreign students are studying at U.S. colleges and universities than ever before, as global competitors such as China export an increasing number of their young people for degrees.In the 2010-2011 academic year, more than 157,000 Chinese students took classes on American soil, according to the 2011 “Open Doors” report, an annual study by the Institute of International Education. Chinese students now account for more than 21 percent of all foreigners who come to the U.S. for post-secondary schooling

Read More: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/nov/14/china-increases-pace-in-foreign-student-contingent/

  • Best value schools in North America for Asian students.  IT IS no secret that tuition is an expensive proposition for many students. In South Korea today many students are protesting the rising cost of tuition and participating in demonstrations for fees to be cut in half. It is a major, unavoidable issue for anyone who wants a decent education and isn’t the child of a king or a Wall Street titan.

Read more: http://asiancorrespondent.com/70456/best-value-schools-in-north-america-for-asian-students/

  • Universities may lose students to Scandinavia, Netherlands, Belgium and….At the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands, a course on general literary theory is now served up in English. And at least 4,200 degree courses are now taught only in English in European countries outside the UK and Ireland, a study by the Academic Co-operation Association found last year. At the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands, a course on general literary theory is now served up in English. And at least 4,200 degree courses are now taught only in English in European countries outside the UK and Ireland, a study by the Academic Co-operation Association found last year. That’s triple the number there were seven years ago, say Bernd Waechter and Friedhelm Maiworm, the study’s authors. Almost all these “English-medium” degrees are based in the Netherlands or Scandinavia, with little to report – yet – in southern Europe, francophone Belgium, Austria or the Russian Federation, although Spain’s private sector is moving in the direction of its Nordic peers. About 80% of the degrees are master’s, but undergraduate programmes are also on the rise.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2009/sep/15/students-university-netherlands-scandinavia

  • Students ‘preparing to flock to cheaper foreign universities’. British universities face losing thousands of students to cheaper English language courses at top Europe institutions, researchers warned. Leading Dutch universities currently offer degree courses at less than £2,000, compared with up to £9,000 for students starting degrees in England in 2012, while many of those in Scandinavia offer undergraduate courses in English free of charge

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/universityeducation/8738383/Students-preparing-to-flock-to-cheaper-foreign-universities.html

 

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One response to “The battle for overseas students!

  1. John November 29, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Thanks For this. Very helpfull.

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