Industry Trends

Stay connected to make well-informed decisions about student recruitment in these dynamic and unprecedented times. Find here the latest international education news, surveys, resources, trends and innovative response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Australia Announces Encouraging Student Visa Changes 

Australia has introduced new student visa changes to allow those who undertake online study outside the country because of Covid-19 to count this towards post-study work permits. Learn More


Canada Considers Lifting International Student Travel Restrictions

Canada is considering easing travel restrictions for international students in time for the fall 2020 semester. Earlier in 2020, Canada banned international students from entering Canada unless they held a study permit that was valid as of that date. Learn More


South Asia Study Abroad Interest Remains Robust

Only 2% of prospective students in South Asia would “totally drop” the idea of studying overseas due to the coronavirus pandemic, a survey of around 1,600 prospective international students from South Asia by counselling organisation Global Reach has revealed. Learn More


IELTS At-home Option Now Available

Testing provider IELTS has launched an at-home version of the exam called IELTS Indicator. The IELTS at-home option is available in countries where IELTS testing has been suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.


GMAT Online Exam Now Available

GMAC has announced that registration for the GMAT Online exam, an interim alternative to the test center GMAT exam, is now open. Appointments for test dates are available as early as 20 April, 2020 and extend through 15 June, 2020.


Covid-19: Mid- and Long-term Implications on Higher Education

McKinsey & Company has recently published an analysis designed to help higher-education leaders respond to the medium- and long-term implications for teaching, learning, the student experience, infrastructure, operations, and staff. Although the analysis is focused on the US, the scenarios and advice are transferable to other countries. Learn More


Recruiting during Covid-19: Digital and Lead Generation Campaigns (Free Webinar)

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Recruiting during Covid-19: Online Events and Webinars (Free Webinar)

Empower your recruitment with face-to-face interaction online to engage prospects for your MBA and Masters programmes now. Get your free webinar recording.


A Survey of US College and University Presidents 

31% of respondents expect to resume in-person classes by the Fall semester of 2020 reveals a survey on Covid-19 Perceptions and Response. Respondents were President or Chancellor, currently employed at a 4-year Private, 4-year Public, or 2-year Public institution. Learn More