Student recruitment and fees

Since the global outbreak of COVID-19, universities have been thrown into an imminent crisis of a reduction in student recruitment and loss in tuition revenue. This is especially for countries that are dependent on international students as a lifeline of their national economies. While such concerns enframe international students in an economistic manner, tuition fees are also a vital source of livelihood for local economies where universities play a significant role in the circulation of capital. How will the pandemic alter all these, and is it a case of survival of the fittest?


2020

8 March 2020, Global higher education set to count cost of coronavirus outbreak: Unesco and OECD data on international enrolments and fees show losses could run into billions of dollars, https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/global-higher-education-set-count-cost-coronavirus-outbreak

15 May 2020, International students are vital to Canada’s economic recovery after COVID-19, https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/pandemic-border/international-students-are-vital-to-canadas-economic-recovery-after-covid-19

18 Mar 2020, Resetting international recruitment for extraordinary times, https://monitor.icef.com/2020/03/resetting-international-recruitment-for-extraordinary-times/

26 Mar 2020, Challenges of student recruitment in the age of COVID-19, https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20200327082653290

2 Apr 2020, Covid-19 could be a curse for graduates but a boon for universities: A post-coronavirus recession could drive higher university enrolment and enhance human capital, https://www.timeshighereducation.com/opinion/covid-19-could-be-curse-graduates-boon-universities

14 Apr 2020, ‘A downward spiral’: coronavirus spins Australian universities into economic crisis, https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/apr/14/a-downward-spiral-coronavirus-spins-australian-universities-into-economic-crisis?fbclid=IwAR0f6a3QtSt8YMnSblIvLheAvn3vFt_MuVrGcRcS8YmJCWy_ZKPKO4e89iA

Date N.A., How to Mitigate the Impact of Coronavirus on International Student Recruitment, https://www.qs.com/how-to-mitigate-the-impact-of-coronavirus-on-international-student-recruitment/

13 Apr 2020, Anatomy of a perfect storm for international recruitment, https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20200413105356407

25 Apr 2020, International student recruitment in a post-China world, https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20200422154708599

16 May 2020, New role of alumni in recruiting international students, https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20200511093757501

22 May 2020, How universities came to rely on international students?, https://theconversation.com/how-universities-came-to-rely-on-international-students-138796?

23 May 2020, Will foreign students start degrees if they can’t travel?, https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20200522093217902

1 Jun 2020, 50% drop in foreign student enrolment by 2021 predicted, https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20200601150411139

8 Jun 2020, UK faces £463m shortfall due to decline in SE Asian students, https://thepienews.com/news/uk-463m-uni-shortfall-in-bc-baseline-scenario/?utm_source=Bibblio

17 Jun 2020, Universities pressed to refund tuition amid protracted pandemic, https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2020/06/181_291232.html

18 Jun 2020, Japan: Universities fear fall in overseas student applications, https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20200618145923647

18 Jun 2020, Which nations will weather the storm on international recruitment?, https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/which-nations-will-weather-storm-international-recruitment

25 Jun 2020, Flywire announces Covid-19 payment plan, https://thepienews.com/news/flywire-announces-flexible-covid-19-payment-plan/

29 Jun 2020, Student recruitment tour companies planning for online-only until 2021, https://thepienews.com/news/international-recruitment-tour-companies/

8 Jul 2020, Raising foreign student enrolment post-Covid-19, https://www.nst.com.my/education/2020/07/606823/raising-foreign-student-enrolment-post-covid-19

25 Jul 2020, Can India achieve its enrolment target post-pandemic?, https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20200725092411819

29 Jul 2020, As pandemic stops Nepali students from going abroad, consultancies and other businesses take a hit, https://kathmandupost.com/national/2020/07/29/as-pandemic-stops-nepali-students-from-going-abroad-consultancies-and-other-businesses-take-a-hit

3 Aug 2020, Embrace digital to crack Chinese market https://thepienews.com/news/embrace-digital-to-crack-chinese-market/

13 Aug 2020, NZ unis predicting “massive struggle” in 2021, https://thepienews.com/news/next-year-massive-struggle-new-zealand-unis/

18 Aug 2020, International students question fee hikes at Canadian HEIs, https://thepienews.com/news/international-students-question-fee-hikes-at-canadas-heis/

19 Aug 2020, THE moves into international student services, https://thepienews.com/news/the-moves-into-international-student-services/

19 Aug 2020, Sinorbis launches virtual student recruitment fair for China, https://www.asiaone.com/business/sinorbis-launches-virtual-student-recruitment-fair-china

28 Aug 2020, UK unis “keen to ensure” places for internationals, https://thepienews.com/news/uk-unis-keen-to-ensure-places-for-internationals/

24 Sep 2020, UK universities recruit record numbers of international students, https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/sep/24/uk-universities-recruit-record-numbers-of-international-students

22 Oct 2020, Quality online teaching crucial to Chinese student recruitment, https://thepienews.com/news/online-teaching-quality-key-for-recruitment-of-chinese-students/

27 Oct 2020, Australian HEIs offer rebates to offshore students, https://thepienews.com/news/australian-fee-rebates-students/

28 Oct 2020, Australian business schools: will overseas students return?, https://www.ft.com/content/3945156a-6e08-4231-bf26-f8a576f07584

30 Oct 2020, Atlantic Canada universities seeing decline in student enrolment due to COVID-19, https://globalnews.ca/news/7433121/atlantic-canada-universities-seeing-decline-in-student-enrolment-due-to-covid-19/

31 Oct 2020, International recruitment – Is Canada facing a big squeeze?, https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20201028145737147

12 Nov 2020, The Pandemic May Have Changed International Recruiting Forever: New tactics started as emergency measures, but could be a lasting way to keep enrollments up, https://www.chronicle.com/article/the-pandemic-may-have-changed-international-recruiting-forever

16 Nov 2020, Number of Education Malaysia offices overseas to be halved in rationalisation exercise, https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/11/16/number-of-education-malaysia-offices-overseas-to-be-halved-in-rationalisation-exercise

20 Nov 2020, US colleges report a 43% decline in new international student enrollment, and not just because of the pandemic, https://theconversation.com/us-colleges-report-a-43-decline-in-new-international-student-enrollment-and-not-just-because-of-the-pandemic-149885

23 Dec 2020, How will the pandemic affect university fees in 2021?, https://studyinternational.com/news/pandemic-university-fees-2021-interview/

24 Dec 2020, Education Expert Says International Students Like Canada’s Handling of COVID-19 Pandemic, https://www.cimmigrationnews.com/education-expert-says-international-students-like-canadas-handling-of-covid-19-pandemic/

2021

9 Jan 2021, Will Vietnamese student numbers in the US recover post-COVID?, https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20210107143706792

15 Jan 2021, Australian universities feel the sting of the student crisis, https://www.studyinternational.com/news/australian-universities-student-crisis/

22 Jan 2021, Australian universities warn of economic ripple effect if international students remain locked out, https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/jan/23/australian-universities-warn-of-economic-ripple-effect-if-international-students-remain-locked-out