France to introduce tuition fees for non-EU students, but plans more welcoming student visa policies

The Prime Minister of France, Edouard Philippe, has unveiled an international education strategy including a target to welcome 500,000 students by 2027, the introduction of tuition fees for non-EU students, an increase in English-taught courses, and more welcoming student visa policies.

The strategy to attract 500,000 higher education students, an increase of approximately 50 per cent within a decade, was introduced by the Prime Minister in a speech this week and is built around three pillars: welcome, fees, and overseas influence. READ MORE

England to promote two-year accelerated bachelor degree programs

The UK Department for Education has announced the expansion of accelerated two-year degree programs for universities in England, following a consultation period.

The government said that two-year bachelor degrees would encourage new providers into the market, help students to fast-track their way into the workforce, and create “an unprecedented level of choice and flexibility”. READ MORE