New Zealand is aiming to increase its profile as a study destination in Latin American as the minister of tertiary education, skills and employment visited the region for the first time last month and announced expanded mobility agreements with key trade countries.
China will focus its student recruitment efforts on neighbouring growth markets, it has announced, as government statistics reveal increasing incoming student numbers in India and Pakistan are offsetting stagnation in other markets. Meanwhile, the number of outbound students is on the rise.
Hong Kong’s Education Bureau has announced a HK$347,965,000 (US$44.86m) scholarship fund that will provide 100 students full tuition at ‘world renowned universities’ provided they return to work after graduating.
The University of Southampton will become the first institution to offer scholarships associated with a course on the UK's MOOC platform, FutureLearn, for its online MA in English Language Teaching course.
Bahrain's multimillion-dollar backed Crown Prince International Scholarship Programme has sent 146 students overseas to date funding all costs incurred during study abroad and paying out up to US$500,000 per student.