U.K.: International Tuition Payments Cost Universities an Estimated USD $103 Million in Transaction Fees
A Western Union survey of 100 finance and admissions teams at universities across the U.K. found that the charges incurred from payments is the biggest
Hungary: Central European University Gets Reprieve; New York Governor Intercedes
Internationalism under fire in Budapest; German state revamps its tuition system for non-E.U. students; Brexit threatens high fees for Ireland-bound U.K. students
Hungary: Orbán Bends to Legal Threats Against Restrictive Higher Education Law
Central European University gets a reprieve; refugee enrollments rise in Germany; and more.
Hungary: Government Proposes New Restrictions on Foreign-Funded Universities
Hungary’s right-wing government may implement strict new requirements for foreign-funded universities. Among the 28 affected universities is the 25-year-old, Soros-funded Central European University.
Russia: New Plan to Simplify Visa Process and Increase International Student Numbers
A new plan would simplify the international student visa process, create 5,000 new scholarships for international degree seekers, and increase international student quotas by a third.
Sweden and Germany: Most Affordable European Study Destinations
Sweden and Germany are Europe’s most affordable academic destinations, according to a recent analysis that takes into account tuition, currency exchange rates, and cost of living.
France: Foreign Minister Announces Plans to Double Indian Student Numbers
French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has announced a plan to attract more Indian students to France’s higher education institutions, aiming to at least double the current numbers by 2020.
U.K.: Take a Page From Australia’s Lesson Book – Don’t Count Int’l Students as Immigrants
New vice-chancellor of Aston University, Alec Cameron, says that the U.K. should look to Australia to avoid harming the university system with its immigration policy.
U.K.: Post-Brexit Brain Drain Predictions Quantified
The German Academic Exchange Service has warned that British withdrawal from the European Union could lead to losses of up to 15 percent of academic staff.
Germany: Turkish Crackdown Has Ripple Effect on German Higher Ed
Turmoil in Turkey’s higher education sector is prompting concern from Germany, especially in Lower Saxony, where cross-border institutional relationships focused on credit transfer, and exchanges of students, instructors, and researchers are common.