International students are a valuable asset to any university, in more ways than one. Yet fear of the unknown and limited access to information can sometimes detract potential international candidates from applying. What can universities do to ensure this esteemed cohort are properly represented on their own campus?
Nordic universities have for a long time been renowned for their offer of free education and focus on the value of learning. However, the Nordic tradition of free tuition for non-EU students is fast becoming a thing of the past. Denmark introduced tuition fees for non-Europeans in 2006 and Sweden followed suit in 2011. Accordingly, enrolment of overseas students fell sharp shortly after fees were introduced.