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Stay back option for international students in Ireland

Earlier this year, the Irish Government announced changes to its Third Level Graduate Scheme, which allows international students to stay back in Ireland after completing their degree to work or seek employment. These changes extended the period of time that a student with a master’s degree or Ph.D from an accredited Irish university can look…

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EduCo announces Irish university partnerships

EduCo International Group has announced its first partnerships with European universities, welcoming the leading Irish institutions Maynooth University and Dublin City University (DCU) into its global portfolio. Both Maynooth University and DCU are ranked in the Times Higher Education 150 Under 50 Rankings at number 68 and 79, respectively. The announcement was made at EduCo’s…

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Photos from our Partners' Conference in Bangkok

Thank you to all our partners who were able to attend our recent conference in Bangkok. We look forward to meeting more of you in 2017 – stay tuned for a conference near you! The EduCo team The EduCo team at the Institution Fair with some of our partners. John Dizon, Vice President (Sales &…

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Take your next trip to the United States – on us

Our U.S. partner agents have the opportunity to take their next trip to the United States in May 2017 – on us! We are offering a reward to our U.S. partner agents, of a trip worth US$3,000! An all-expenses paid trip, you will have the opportunity to visit one or two of our U.S. partner…

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Standardized English Tests Predictors of Academic Success?

INTRODUCTION Standardized external tests of English language proficiency such as TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System) are widely accepted as a means of assessing the English proficiency of international students from non-English speaking backgrounds (NESBs). Although the score a student achieves in an external test is…

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Recruiting The International Students Your School Wants

Successful international student recruitment is a major on-going challenge for higher education institutions. There is an ever increasing competition for qualified, motivated students with the capacity to pay international tuition fees. The USA, Britain, Canada and Australia are largely competing for the same students. Additionally, there are new players on the scene from other English-speaking…

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Is a Pathway Program Enough?

“We can’t do it ourselves” This was the comment that punctuated the conversation between a senior mid-western US university Enrolment executive and our Senior Vice-President Business Development recently about the opportunity for a partnership for recruitment of international students to the school. The Enrolment vice-president told us that they did not have the scale to…

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Integration can keep international students out of “ghettos”

by: Dr. Rod Gillett, EduCo, Group Education Director “International students tend to ‘ghetto-ise’ themselves.” (University World News, 29 August 2014) The above quote comes from a piece written by acclaimed international higher education researcher Phillip Altbach of Boston College’s Center for Higher Education, and it reveals much about the lack of academic, cultural, and social…

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