British survey reveals international students' priorities in deciding study destinations

October 8, 2010

According to the latest edition of the British Council's Student Decision Making Survey, which includes information collected from over 115,000 students in 200 countries over the last 3-and-a-half years, prospective students seeking to study in Australia or Canada, for example, are more inclined to see opportunity to work while studying as a key consideration. Overall, the cost of studying overseas does not factor strongly when students are choosing a study destination. Fewer than 2% of respondents choose "obtaining visa" as a top priority, but the visa process becomes more of a concern between 12 to 18 months before the start of courses. Academica Group, in partnership with the Canada India Education Council and Maple Leaf EduConnect, is launching a major study of prospective international students in India this fall. Contact bruce [at] (subject: Prospective%20international%20student%20study) (Bruce Thompson) to find out how you can get involved. Times Higher Education