Higher education institutions in England have predicted their income from international student fees will hit £4.8bn by 2018/19, a third more than in 2014/15, according to HEFCE. However, the funding body has warned the increase may be based on optimistic forecasting of international student growth.
There has been a drop in demand for English higher education among international students for the first time since 1985, research has confirmed. The number of full-time EU undergraduate entrants fell by nearly a quarter in 2012-13, while Indian and Pakistani enrolments have halved since 2010.
The German government is to provide universities with the largest amount of funding for internationalisation projects ever. Eighteen universities will have access to €1m each over four years to develop partnerships with institutions overseas.
Growth in the number of non-EU students at UK universities is slowing, figures today show, with the total up just 2% last year – down from 5.5% in 2010/11. The PIE News has learned this was caused partly by a slump in Indian enrolments, which fell by almost a quarter. However, the number of people studying offshore has risen dramatically.
A 34% increase in the number of higher education institutions attending the most recent ICEF Higher Education Workshop is testament to the growing interest in building international student recruitment...