Summing up motivations for study abroad

Why do students study abroad, and what drives them to choose one destination over another? Several large studies conducted over the past couple of years show that certain motivations are widely present among students the world over.

Ranking the Rankings: How International Students’ Choice of Rankings is Changing

Over the last three years of the International Student Survey we asked prospective students to tell us which rankings they refer to when researching a university. This enables us to look at the relative popularity of the leading university rankings, both globally and within specific nationalities.

International and EU students in higher education in the UK FAQs

This House of Commons briefing paper answers some frequently asked questions about international and EU students in the UK. It sets out statistics in this area and outlines policy issues including the potential impact of Brexit and the net migration target on international and EU student recruitment.

Russell Group: ‘simplistic’ TEF could hit overseas recruitment

The survey of more than 3,000 international students, conducted by the education consultancy company Hobsons after the release of the inaugural TEF results on 22 June, found that just 21.2 per cent of respondents had heard of the TEF.

TEF Ratings or University Rankings? New Research Shows International Students Prefer…

Following the recent release of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) results, we have today launched the findings of our latest #HobsonsInsights research, examining international students’ awareness and understanding of TEF ratings.

Brexit leads to the EU transcampus

King’s College London is on course to win the race to be the first British university to set up a post-Brexit campus in the EU. Collaboration between the college and TU Dresden, in the middle of “Silicon Saxony”, is likely to result in a new site for the London institution in Germany.

Renew lobbying efforts, says #WeAreInternational

The creators of the UK’s #WeAreInternational campaign have urged the higher education sector to refresh its commitment to change the government’s policy around international student visas.

The Role of Student Ambassadors in International Recruitment

“Word of mouth” is known to be a powerful marketing tool, and the same applies when it comes to recruiting international students.

UK Universities Opening EU Branch Campuses Post-Brexit… What do Students Think?

Many UK universities are considering the possibility of opening EU branch campuses in response to Brexit, but how do international students feel about this? In our latest #HobsonsInsights research we surveyed 949 international students who were already considering applying to study in the UK, and found that...

The British Public’s Opinion of International Students

Last week saw the publication of some new research conducted by ComRes for Universities UK that examined the British public’s perception of international students.


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