Universities in the US are missing out on increasing overseas students by not taking a campus-wide approach to their recruitment strategies, according to World Education Services. The organisation also claims that digital marketing campaigns are five years behind the user habits of target student groups.
Industry experts predict that the free falling value of the rupee will not dent India’s demand for foreign education this year despite concerns documented. But they indicate that long-term impacts could be seen. "People will enroll this year, but things look shaky for next year," commented Dr. Rahul Choudaha.
British students increasingly want to study at US universities as they face higher fees and graduate unemployment at home, the research organisation World Education Services claims. It found a 22% rise in applications in 2008-2010 and 13% in 2010-2012 – and says numbers will climb again next year.