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Italy plans to extend PON scholarships nationwide

The government is planning to extend its European high school study abroad scholarship programme, PON, to all of Italy’s 20 regions, as new research shows that the number of high school students studying abroad has increased by 55% in three years. Industry stakeholders have cautiously welcomed the news, but hope that implementation will be "less complicated" than in previous years.

Over 90 students already removed in UK visa crackdown

A staggering 50 UK private colleges have had their Tier 4 licences revoked and almost 100 bogus students have been removed from the country as a result of a Home Office investigation into exam and visa fraud. Additionally, more than 800 ‘enforcement visits’ have been paid to possible fraudulent individuals.

UK: positive outlook for offshore provision

With growing concerns in the UK around including students in net migration targets, a more positive and opportunistic outlook surrounding offshore and improving UK branding was forecast by experts from the UK's education sector, investors, financial and legal advisors and strategy consultants at an event in London this week.