Tag: International


Universities UK Director expresses fears as Brexit looms

The director of the representative body Universities UK has published a lengthy blog post detailing the concerns of the higher education sector as the possibility of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit becomes increasingly plausible. Vivienne Stern has outlined her uneasiness about the future of UK universities and the Erasmus programme, along with calls to lower the salary…


Health surcharge for International Students

In 2015, the government introduced a healthcare surcharge for non-EU citizens applying to study or migrate to the United Kingdom. The initial cost of the surcharge for students was £150 but since the turn of 2019, it has now doubled and will now cost international non-EU students £300 per year of study. The Immigration Healthcare…


The Saudi situation

Last June it was made legal for Saudi women to drive for the first time and a lot of people were happy to see a significant shift towards a more liberal society within Saudi Arabia. The change was part of the Crown Prince Muhammed bin Salman’s ‘Vision 2030’ plans, which, although ambitious, have led to…


“Sharp” decline in number of international business students

In March earlier this year, the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) revealed figures demonstrating “the sharpest decline” of almost 9% in international students studying business from 2015. Accounting for a contribution of £2.4bn, international business students present not only significant financial benefit for universities and local economies but aid in building global links and…


How to bear witness? International Holocaust Remembrance Day

“For the dead and the living, we must bear witness.” Eli Wiesel’s words stress the very importance of remembering those events we might rather forget, of paying attention to what might be more pleasantly ignored. Events take place throughout the year to commemorate victims of war and genocide, and International Holocaust Remembrance Day is just…


UEA one of top-100 most international unis

The University of East Anglia has achieved a place in the top 100 in the Times Higher Education Top 200 Most International Universities 2016. According to the Times Higher Education supplement, UEA achieved its prominent position as 93rd out of the 800 institutions that were evaluated. The universities were evaluated across several factors: the international…

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