Student Insight

Student Insight

These country-specific reports explore the influences and motivating factors affecting student decision-making regarding study abroad. Based on data collected since February 2007, Education Intelligence’s ongoing decision-making survey collects the views of an expanding population of students – currently over 170,000 from more than 200 countries and territories– and serves as the basis for these reports. The Student Insight series provides powerful access to understanding what is involved when students make decisions about study abroad.

  • Since independence from Russia in 1991, Azerbaijan has moved towards reducing poverty and raising incomes, although economic diversification and liberalisation, infrastructure development, education and social welfare are important for driving future economic growth. Azerbaijan has taken significant steps to modernise and reform the education sector, but the country still has some way to go...
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  • Bangladesh has maintained an impressive track record on growth and development in recent years, despite the backdrop of political uncertainty and weak competitiveness. Although the population has been increasing at a slower rate, the country’s labour force has been growing rapidly. Improved labour force participation and productivity have the potential to transform the rising number of job...
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  • Higher education in Brazil has become more accessible in recent years, due to the advent of relatively affordable and good-quality, private, for-profit schools. Government universities and colleges are free or have minimal fees, and continue to be considered the most prestigious, although they tend to serve the economic and social elite. The increase in higher education options in Brazil may have...
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  • Known for its quality of life as well as its wealth, Brunei Darussalam places a high priority on education and has one of the biggest budgets in the Southeast Asian region on a per-capita basis. The government has provided ongoing support to local tertiary-level education institutions, and more recently has given extra attention to vocational and technical schools. Brunei Darussalam's small size...
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  • This paper is based on data collected in 2011 from almost 2,000 prospective international students located throughout China. Chapter 1 China’s tertiary student enrolment was 26 percent in 2010, and only one-third of high school graduates generally go on to tertiary education. Concerns about quality of education in China, competitiveness of national entrance exams, government support...
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  • Education is a priority in Colombia as the government moves forward with its ambitious plan to have the best-educated population in the region by 2025. The higher education sector has seen a significant expansion in the last decade, and today the gross tertiary enrolment is around 50 per cent, twice as high as ten years ago. While increasing wealth and an expanding middle class have enhanced...
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  • This paper is based on data collected from more than 1,000 prospective international students from Egypt collated between 2007 and mid 2012. Chapter 1 Despite increased spending in education, Egypt still lags behind in educational achievement. Contributing factors include wide social and economic gaps separating rural and urban areas, poor quality education, a disconnect between the needs of...
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  • One of Africa's most developed countries, Ghana’s growing economic prosperity and democratic political system has made it a regional power in West Africa and on continental Africa. Although the education system in Ghana is considered one of the region’s best, education levels continue to trail international standards at all levels. There is also concern that the system falls short of...
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  • This paper is based on data collected from over 2,000 prospective international students from Hong Kong. In their introduction to higher education in Hong Kong the authors highlight the fact that approximately 20 percent of those qualified for a domestic university education are unable to secure a place. Chapter 1 outlines the student profile of those participating in the survey. The diversity...
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  • This paper is based on data collected between 2007 and mid 2012, from more than 10,000 prospective international students from India, living in-country at the time they were surveyed. Chapter 1 Although education in India is a highly valued commodity, the educational system has been plagued by problems relating to access, lack of government funding, quality, and teacher shortages. In addition...
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