International Enrollment Has Increased Post-Pandemic in Many Countries; Open Doors Says U.S. Still Most Popular Destination

International Enrollment Has Increased Post-Pandemic in Many Countries; Open Doors Says U.S. Still Most Popular Destination

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This week, some stories tell us of how international enrollment has ticked back up in many study destinations. This is all good although in some countries, the increase has slowed down or targets are yet to be reached. At this point, it’s still a wait-and-see kind of situation, most likely until we truly get over the issues and concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.


International College Enrollment Ticks Back Up After Pandemic

After experiencing a significant decline during the pandemic, the number of international students attending American institutions rose last year, according to a recent poll. The report indicates that more than 200 nations contributed to the roughly 1 million international students enrolled in the 2021–2022 academic year.

The Washington Post

Number of Full-Time Visa Students at Atlantic Canada’s Universities Increased by 15.5%

International enrollment at universities in Atlantic Canada increased during the 2022–2023 academic year. The total number of full-time visa students increased by 15.5 percent during the most recent academic year, from 18,884 to 81,506, according to preliminary figures for 2022/23. This represents an increase of roughly 3,000 students.


Over 7% More International Students at Dutch Universities; Increase Slowing Down

International enrollment at Dutch institutions has increased by over 7% since last year, according to umbrella group Universities of the Netherlands. The number increased gradually, however, compared to previous years. According to the organization, this might be a result of numerous colleges asking students not to attend if they couldn’t find accommodation.

NL Times

Government of Ireland Brings Together Irish Institutes As They Kick Off the In-Person Education Fair in Mumbai

Education in Ireland, the Irish government’s national brand promoting Irish Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), is all set to organize its first post-pandemic in-person Education Fair in Mumbai. The 16 leading Irish HEIs will be present to address, discuss, respond to queries, speak about programs available, intakes, offer acceptance, campus life, accommodation, international student support, scholarships, culture, and more.

India Education Diary

A Record Number of International Students Move to Finland in 2022

Much like in many study destinations, Finland has seen an increase in the number of international students this year.  According to Deputy Director General Elina Immonen, the current numbers are even higher than in pre-pandemic years. By the end of October 2022, 7,060 applicants had been granted first-time residence permits, which in October 2021 was just 4,595. This accounts for an increase of 54%.

Helsinki Times

Universities Call for International Students in Defense Internships

In the hope of addressing the skills shortage faced by the Australian Defense Force, Universities Australia has called on the federal government to allow foreign students from allied countries to be given Defence internships and work opportunities. According to officials, offering the programs to more than 100,000 global learners can greatly boost the number of Australian Defence personnel.

Defence Connect

International Students Return to U.S. Colleges, Though Enrollments Still Fall Short

Due to the pent-up demand resulting from pandemic-enforced border restrictions, new enrollments of global learners shot up to 80% last year. The enrollment rose by 3.8% to 948,519 in the 2021-2022 school year, which was only at 914,095 the prior year. Despite these developments, the numbers of international students enrolling in higher education institutions in the United States remain far from pre-pandemic levels.

The Wall Street Journal

Finland: Number of Residence Permits Granted to International Students Hits Record-High

More than 7,000 students obtained their residence permits in Finland from January to October, the highest number of such permits issued by Finnish authorities to this day. According to a press release by the Finnish Immigration Service, the number of study permits issued in 2022 is 54% higher than in the previous year when 4,595 applicants were recorded.

Schengen Visa

Influx of Students From India Drives US College Enrollment Up, but the Number of Students From China Is Down

The “Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange” showed a 91% decline in the total number of U.S. students who studied abroad during the 2020-2021 academic year. The latest data, covering the 2021-2022 academic year, indicates that the total number of international students in the U.S. – 948,519 – has started to recover.

The Wilton Bulletin

Nigerian Students Enrolment in US Schools Rises by 12%

More than 14,000 Nigerian students are enrolled in United States tertiary institutions in the 2021-2022 academic year. According to an Open Door report, the said figure increased by 12% compared to the previous academic year. The US remains the world’s most famous study destination for international students.

Premium Times

Premium Times New International Students Welcomed at Fall 2022 Reception

New students who enrolled at the Student Support Center in September 2022 were recently welcomed at the fall 2022 International Students Welcome Reception. The event, in collaboration with the Tokyo Tech Alumni Association, was participated by 56 international students from 15 countries and regions. Students who had been admitted to Tokyo Tech from April 2020 onwards and whose arrival to Japan had been affected by the pandemic were also warmly welcomed during the event.


More Nepali Students Heading for the US

The number of Nepali students studying in the United States has increased by 5.6% compared to a year ago, according to the 2021/2022 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. According to data released by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, 11,779 students from Nepal are currently pursuing education in the country.

The Kathmandu Post

Featured Institution - Rider University

Rider University is a private university in Lawrence Township, New Jersey founded on October 1, 1865. It consists of four academic units: the Norm Brodsky College of Business, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Education and Human Services, and Westminster College of the Arts (consisting of the School of Fine and Performing Arts and Westminster Choir College). It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its facilities are clustered and within easy walking distance of one another on the large park-like campus.

Rider University

Featured Program - Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management

MVSU’s Tourism and Hospitality Management program provides the students the benefit of learning from small class sizes, flexible learning options, experiential learning, and the opportunity to be mentored by faculty members who have a wide range of research interests and industry experience. The Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management aims to increase and enrich the students’ knowledge acquired during the certificate program. Students can enroll in the Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management as a separate program or concurrently with another MSVU program. Both the diploma and degree may be taken concurrently.

Mount Saint Vincent University

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