The latest education market news from our UK and local country staff and from selected external sources, focusing on issues affecting UK education, from changes to higher education policy and student visa procedures, to competitor analysis and media coverage.

Ringgit’s decline sparks financial strain for Malaysian students

Currency depreciation will weigh on outward mobility from Malaysia.
East Asia

Two Chinese universities added to UK’s HPI visa programme

High Potential Individual visas extended to Fudan and Shanghai Jiao Tong universities.
East Asia

Thailand launches its first interdisciplinary programme

Designed specifically for science undergraduates to gain a master's degree in business.
East Asia

Thailand’s new government embarks on soft power policies

Drive to boost competitiveness could signal new collaboration opportunities for the UK.
East Asia

China's increasing language gap

What does the decline in English proficiency mean for Chinese students?
East Asia

Skills training crucial for Chinese graduates

More can be done to assist Chinese graduates in a challenging job market.
East Asia

Foreign universities can now set up in India

International higher education institutions in the global top 500 can apply for branch campuses.
South Asia

Biden’s Vietnam visit to yield stronger education co-operation

Enhanced collaboration could increase demand for skilled talent in the country.
East Asia

Japan to re-open study abroad scholarships

Decision reflects the high demand for international study opportunities.
East Asia

New civil service opportunities for Chinese overseas graduates

The move offers new career paths for Chinese overseas graduates.
East Asia