International Higher Education

Hotcourses adds new country destinations to global portfolio

Hotcourses International is pleased to announce the expansion of its global course database to offer students a broader choice of English taught programmes (ETPs) from around the world.

 

In one the most significant changes to its suite of international websites – www.hotcoursesabroad.com and associated country websites – since their 2008 launch, 324,673 courses from 2,063 institutions spanning 47 countries are now searchable via its eligibility based search technology to simplify global study choice for its 30 million annual users.

 

A breadth of interesting opportunities from newer markets in the continents of Asia, Europe as well as in South America, the Middle East and Africa are now available. Traditional English-speaking study destinations understandably have the most ETPs listed on the site such as the UK (94,078), the US (84,733) and Australia (81,171). However, it is the emergence of ETP availability in markets like China (1,852), South Korea (1,124), India (835), Switzerland (939) and Saudi Arabia (127) that reflect the opening up of the higher education sector worldwide. These countries also have ambitious government targets for international student recruitment making global higher education even more competitive and potentially providing a future threat to more traditional study destinations.

 

Andrew Wharton, Managing Director, Hotcourses International, said: “Over the last 12 months we have observed increasing interest from our users in studying in less traditional destinations, while seeing an increased focus on inbound student recruitment from what might be considered more traditional source markets.

 

“The availability of ETP programmes plays an important part in delivering some well documented ambitious growth targets and we are delighted to play our part in helping students effectively navigate the plethora of options available to help them make the right choice.”

 

Hotcourses International will continue to add ETPs to its site as they become available and also provides detailed destination guides for emerging study destinations.

 

For further information please contact Katie Duncan, Editor, Hotcourses International  katie.duncan@hotcourses.com

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