Hungarian government to boost high school students’ language learning abroad with €180m

Hungarian Government supporting language learning abroad, Verbalists

An estimated €180 million in funding will be provided by the Hungarian government to support some 90,000 of the country’s students when they travel to the UK, Ireland, Malta, Germany, Austria, France and China this summer to take part in two-week language courses.

Each student will be awarded €2,000, meaning the government will provide around €180m in funding. However, the total funding could exceed that figure significantly as exact numbers are still unknown and as many as 140,000 students are eligible for the scheme. READ MORE

A new post-Brexit UK immigration system will place European students under the same rules as non-EU counterparts

The UK’s Home Office has announced a new post-Brexit immigration system that will place European students under the same rules as non-EU counterparts and introduce a points-based system for skilled work and student visas.

In the initial outline of the new system – due to take effect from 1 January 2021 – the government has also said the EU citizens will be treated as non-visa nationals, and that the use of ID cards for entry by European citizens will be phased out. READ MORE

The most important factors for South American students when planning for study in the USA

INTEAD has released a special edition report on emerging markets as part of their research series in collaboration with FPP EDU Media (Know Your Neighborhood, which aims to help US educators with recruiting and marketing in specific regions). The report is based on survey responses gathered over June and July last year from more than 12,000 respondents in Latin America and Africa. We will focus our article on South America given the fact that most students being advised and/or recruited by PRODIREKT and our Verbalists Language Network come from Mexico and Brazil. READ MORE