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The Ministry of Education (MOE) released the latest study abroad data from Taiwan.

posted Aug 17, 2015, 2:37 AM by Unknown user

l   Overall, the number of Taiwanese students studying abroad grew 2.1%

l   US continues to be the most popular destination with 21,266 students (the data combines both F-1 & J-1 holders).

l   Canada, Australia and Japan experienced strong YoY growth, with 32.2%, 24.6% and 14.7% growth respectively.

 

Analysis:

l   Taiwan is still a very strong market for study abroad if you measure it on a per capita basis. However, what the data is showing us is that Taiwanese today are considering a broader range of options than just US, UK & Australia.

l   We feel that the increase in student enrollment to Canada, Australia and Japan is the direct result of the working holiday program between these countries and Taiwan. The data shows a “spillover” effect from the working holiday scheme. Students tend to go over to these countries through the Working Holiday scheme, then they decide that they would like to stay there a bit longer and some of them stay on to pursue more education and eventually, the students may eventually choose to immigrate there.

l   The implication of these trends is that it is becoming more challenging for schools to recruit these students as many of these students are bypassing agents entirely.

 

Source: Ministry of Education, Analysis & Translation provided by EnvisionRecruit

Continents

Countries

2013

2014

YoY (change)

Europe

UK

4135

3965

-4.1%

France

1680

842

-49.9%

Germany

1509

919

-39.1%

Poland

465

612

31.6%

Netherland

360

405

12.5%

Austria

389

450

15.7%

Russia

126

183

45.2%

Sweden

130

120

-7.7%

Belgium

110

121

10.0%

Finland

41

39

-4.9%

Norway

11

11

0.0%

Spain

0

270

100%+

Denmark

28

23

-17.9%

Subtotal

8984

7960

-11.4%

Americas

Canada

2648

3500

32.2%

USA

21867

21266

-2.7%

Paraguay

1

1

0.0%

Subtotal

24516

24767

1.0%

Asia

Japan

6531

7491

14.7%

Korea

247

257

4.0%

Thailand

247

207

-16.2%

Malaysia

1035

985

-4.8%

Vietnam

904

15

-98.3%

Subtotal

8964

8955

-0.1%

Oceania

Australia

8201

10220

24.6%

New Zealand

1366

1225

-10.3%

Subtotal

9567

11445

19.6%

Total

52031

53127

2.1%


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