The University of Calgary has been commended for its internationalisation strategy in this year’s CBIE Excellence Awards, which also included the second ever Founders’ Award for Excellence in International Education.
The number of Canadian students studying abroad has dropped for the third year in a row, according to data released by CBIE, despite a large-scale survey showing almost 90% of students are interested in studying abroad.
Nearly a third (30%) of all international undergraduates entering Canadian universities come via pathway programmes each year, according to first-of-its kind research by the Illuminate Consulting Group.
Students from Nigeria must wait an average of 216 days for a study permit to be processed for them to study in Canada, according to statistics published by CBIE. The data shows an overall rise in study permit processing times in 2015.
A strong message that international student intake is not the end goal, but part of the process of fostering internationalisation, was delivered this week at CBIE’s 49th annual conference held in Niagara Falls, Canada.