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Market Report Austria. The Austrian study abroad market

Market report Austria

Austria has many measures and initiatives to support and promote the mobility of students: the range of these activities extends from participation in the Erasmus+ funding options onto bilateral and multilateral cooperation projects and special doctoral fellowships. […]


Market Report Azerbaijan. The Azerbaijan study abroad market

Market report Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan was established as an independent country in 1918, it was the first democratic and secular republic in the Muslim world. Currently it has nearly 10 million inhabitants; 30% of its population are under the age of 20. […]


Market Report Belgium. The Belgian study abroad market

Market report Belgium

Belgium has three autonomous education systems (for the Flemish Community, the French Community and the German-speaking Community). The role of the federal government is limited to mandatory schooling age and indirectly the financing of the communities. […]


Market Report Brazil. The Brazilian study abroad market

Market report Brazil

Brazil is a major source of international students. Although the numbers are overshadowed by the likes of China and India, Brazil is one of the major contributors for US and Canadian enrollments. Close to 60,000 Brazilian students are studying abroad. 20% go to Argentina another 20% the US. The Brazilian economy has met with […]


Market Report Bulgaria. The Bulgarian study abroad market

Market report Bulgaria

Bulgarian students have always been very internationally oriented and mobile. Back in 2013 the outbound mobility rate was 8%. In 2019 this figure has gone up to 9.1% (according to UNESCO). At the moment, more than 25,000 Bulgarian students are studying overseas for a bachelor, master of PhD degree. […]


Market Report Chile. The Chilean study abroad market

Market report Chile

Chile is one of the most affluent nations in South America. With regards to education, this growing national prosperity has led to rapidly increasing university enrollments. However, this enrollment growth has almost exclusively been within the private sector and led primarily by market forces, […]


Market Report China. The Chinese study abroad market

Market report China

The Chinese Study Abroad Market The People’s Republic of China is the world’s most populated country. With a population of 1,37 billion and around 40 million students in higher education, China is the largest study abroad market in the world. It has been for nearly 2 decades already. According to the ICEF monitor, a record number of Chinese students […]


Market Report Colombia. The Colombian study abroad market

Market report Colombia

Although Colombia has beefed up its education spending in recent years, higher education funding is low and fails to keep up with increasing enrollment number. This is one of the drivers for outbound mobility. The demand for places in Colombian universities is much higher than can be accommodated. […]


Market Report Ecuador. The Ecuadorian study abroad market

Market report Ecuador

In recent years, more and more students have been leaving Ecuador for studies abroad. At this point 22,000 students are studying overseas. Compared to 2010 UNESCO reports an increase of 45%. This increase is partly explained by the Ecuadorian government pumping cash into the education system, including into various scholarship funds. […]


Market Report Estonia. The Estonian study abroad market

Market report Estonia

Education is often said to be the corner stone of the economy and society as a whole. Few people would guess that Estonia is a role model when it comes to education and the economy. Estonia is a small Baltic republic with a capita income of 14,000 dollars a year, just over half of Italy’s figure of 25,000 dollars. And on closer inspection, […]


Market Report Georgia. The Georgian study abroad market

Market report Georgia

Georgia is a fast developing study abroad market. Over the past decade the country has made great strides. Georgia’s economy has grown robustly at an average annual rate of 4.5 percent. This was despite numerous shocks, including the global financial crisis of 2007-08, the conflict with the Russian Federation in 2008, and the drop in commodity prices […]


Market Report Germany. The German study abroad market

Market report Germany

The German Study Abroad Market The German government has an ambitious education agenda. The coming decade it will be focussing on research, innovation, sustainable growth and viable jobs. Approximately 70 billion euros will be allocated. Internationalization will be Germany‘s focal points the coming years. These are the main areas it will focussing on […]


Market Report Hungary. The Hungarian study abroad market

Market report Hungary

Education in Hungary is generally of a high standard, although it frequently adopts a more traditional approach than that of other European countries. This is most evident in the increasing prominence of church-funded public schools, which incorporate religious elements into their curricula. Hungarian education has a number of challenges it needs […]


Market Report India. The Indian study abroad market

Market report India

The Indian Study Abroad Market India is the world’s most populous country and the largest democracy. In terms of student mobility, India is still pretty much uncharted territorty. Rising prosperity for the middle classes will make India one of the countries to look out for in the coming decades. Quick facts Population: 92 million (2018) Education: 9 years […]


Market Report Indonesia. The Indonesian study abroad market

Market report Indonesia

The Indonesian Study Abroad Market Indonesia is actually the world’s 4th most populous country, behind only China, India, and the USA. It is also one of the world’s youngest, with almost 50% of Indonesians under the age of 30, and a median age of just 28. In addition, while it has historically lagged behind other large nations in terms of establishing its economic power, […]


Market Report Italy. The Italian study abroad market

Market report Italy

The Italian constitution guarantees the freedom of education. It also provides for state schools and guarantees the independence of universities. The constitution further states that the public schools are open to all and makes provision for scholarships and grants. At the turn of the century, only 10% of Italians had obtained a university or college degree. […]


Market Report Kazakhstan. The Kazakhstan study abroad market

Market report Kazakhstan

The Kazakhstan Study Abroad Market The presence of natural resources, gas and oil has brought a significant development to Kazakhstan. The stable economy and foreign investment is encouraging students to study abroad and strengthen their English. Bolashak International Scholarship of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan offers full […]


Market Report Kyrgyzstan. The Kyrgyzstan study abroad market

Market report Kyrgyzstan

The Kyrgyz Republic is a lower-middle-income country of 6.5 million people. It is rich in natural resources, including minerals and has a significant agriculture sector. The country is investing heavily in hydroelectricity production, and tourism. Kyrgyzstan  has a GDP of 8,5 billion USD. This is comparable to countries like Kosovo and Tajikistan. […]


Market Report Latvia. The Latvian study abroad market

Market report Latvia

Latvia is one of 3 Baltic States. It regained its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, joined the European Union and NATO in 2004, and joined the Eurozone in 2014. Latvia is a small, open economy depending largely on exports. Due to its geographical location, transit services are highly-developed, along with timber and wood-processing, agriculture and food products, […]


Market Report Lithuania. The Lithuanian study abroad market

Market report Lithuania

Lithuania is a the 3rd Baltic country, situated to the south of Latvia, bordering Poland and Belarus. Lithuania has a high-income advanced economy with a very high Human Development Index. Lithuania has the largest economy of the Baltics. Lithuania is a modern economy with a global mindset, and a lot of international companies have offices in the country. […]


Market Report Mexico. The Mexican study abroad market

Market report Mexico

Mexico has been an important study abroad market in Latin America for over 20 years. Although most students tend to go to the US, Spain, France and Germany are also becoming popular study destinations. Between 2000 and 2019, the number of international degree-seeking Mexican students more than doubled, […]


Market Report Mongolia. Mongolian Study Abroad Market Update

Market report Mongolia

Mongolia is the 18th largest country in the world and has a population of over three million people. Mongolia is one of the fastest growing emerging economies, where the higher education sector is seen as a crucial means to help accelerate sustainable economic and social development. Mongolian higher education has experienced a remarkable expansion since […]


Market Report Morocco. The Moroccan study abroad market

Market report Morocco

Moroccan Study Abroad Education Market Morocco is challenging the world with its investment in the education sector. The Moroccan Government earmarked 26.3% of the general budget for education. The government is also financing Moroccan students to study abroad and to undertake research. Of all the African nations, Morocco has the highest study abroad rate. […]


Market Report Netherlands. The Dutch study abroad market

Market report Netherlands

The World Economic Forum has ranked the Netherlands as the third most educated country in the world. Also, in the renowned global Pisa/OECD rankings for 15-year-olds, the Netherlands is listed as one of the best performers. A third of Dutch 25-64 year olds hold a university degree, which is significantly higher than the OECD average of 24%. […]


Market Report Peru. The Peruvian study abroad market

Market report Peru

According to the World Bank, Peru is an upper middle income country. It is the world’s 46th largest economy. In terms of GPD it is comparable to Portugal. Peru is heavily dependent on its mineral resources. After decades of underinvesting, the country’s government has set in place a large-scale reform aimed at improving the educational sector. […]


Market Report Poland. The Polish study abroad market

Market report Poland

Poland’s educational success can partially be attributed to an ambitious internationalization strategy developed in 2015 by the Polish Ministry of Science. The strategy aims at more than doubling the number of international students in the country by 2020. To support initiatives such as language training and international education programs, […]


Market Report Romania. The Romanian study abroad market

Market report Romania

Since Romania joined the EU back in 2007, its economy has grown tremendously. The country’s GDP rose by 40% since then. Although government expenditure on education is still behind the EU average, education spending increased by 5.6%. It represents 8.6% of total government spending. By comparison, the EU average is 10.3%. (source EuroStat). […]


Market Report Russia. The Russian study abroad market

Market report Russia

The Russian Study Abroad Market The Russian government has pushed an ambitious higher education agenda focused on improving quality and international standing. The country is seeking to radically enhance the global ranking of its universities by 2020, and to attract substantial numbers of internationally mobile tertiary-level students from around the globe. […]


Market Report Thailand. The Thai study abroad market

Market report Thailand

Internationalization has taken a flight in Thailand. More and more Anglo-Saxon universities are opening branches in Thailand and in Bangkok in particular. Collaborative degree programs (joint or shared degrees) is a another development that has gained a lot of ground. UK universities alone have initiated 128 collaborative programs with Thai universities. […]


Market Report Turkey. The Turkish study abroad market

Market report Turkey

Turkey has one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Last year the economy grew by 6 percent.  It should not come as a surprise that Turkey is one of the four MINT countries. MINT is a phrase coined by Goldman Sachs to refer to rapidly emerging, populous non-BRIC economies. […]


Market Report Ukraine. The Ukrainian study abroad market

Market report Ukraine

According to UNESCO Ukraine is among the most educated societies in the world with a tertiary gross enrollment ratio of 83 percent. The Ukrainian education system has a long tradition, but its reputation has suffered lately from increased quality problems. The Higher Education sector has found it difficult to adapt to changing circumstances. […]


Market Report United Arab Emirates. The UAE study abroad market

Market report United Arab Emirates

UAE Study Abroad Education Market The education industry in the UAE continues to grow in both size and quality, making it one of the leading educational hubs in the world. The education market size in the UAE will further increase by 335 thousand enrollments during 2020-2025. The UAE has a relative young population; 22% are under the age of 24. This report offers an […]


Market Report Uzbekistan. The Uzbekistan study abroad market

Market report Uzbekistan

With an estimated population of 33.5 million, Uzbekistan is one of the largest markets in Central Asia. Uzbekistan is also a young country with more than two-thirds of the population being of working-age (15-64). Uzbekistan has maintained a high GDP growth […]


Market Report Vietnam. The Vietnamese study abroad market.

Market report Vietnam

The Vietnamese Study Abroad Market Vietnam is the world’s 13th most populous country in the world (95 million people) In Asia it is the 8th most popolous nation. 17% of the population is between 17 and 25 years of age. In terms of student mobility, Vietnam is one of the best performing Asian countries. […]


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