🌍 International Education Opportunities + Global Flows

In this week's Academic Newsletter, we explored the International Education market. We also looked at Projected Global Student Flows and top deals this week.

Happy Monday πŸ‘‹

This week we're exploring the international education market and looking at projected global student flows. Don't forget to check out the 2024 Global Education Outlook, and sign up for our new Daily Newsletters - 'Chart of the Day' and 'Impact Capital Markets'. For unlimited access to over one million charts, request a demo.

This Week's Topics

  • 🌍 International Education Landscape. Chart + Market Map
  • πŸ“– Annual Outlook. 180+ pages of trends, insights, and data
  • πŸ“Š Chart Spotlight. North America & Western Europe popular amongst Chinese Students
  • πŸ“ˆ Education Capital Markets. HolonIQ Higher Education Stock Index
  • 🌐 Global Student Flows. Forecasted International Student Flows
  • πŸ’° Education Deals of the Week. Grants, Funding and M&A

🌍 International Education Landscape

By 2030, an estimated 9 million students globally will study abroad, spending over $500 billion annually. The US faces a shortage of 2.5 million STEM workers by 2030, compelling a focus on retaining top international talent. Despite challenges like COVID-19, international education has shown resilience, with a strong resurgence post-pandemic. The UK surpassed its 2030 international student target early, prompting awareness of heightened global competition. In the US, international student growth slowed pre-pandemic but is expected to rebound, with China and India projected to dominate enrolment. Several other nations, including Canada, Japan, and various European countries, have also announced diverse strategies to attract and retain more international students.


HolonIQ Market Map - International Study

Technology enabled solutions are increasingly supporting students' international education journeys, from platforms such as ApplyBoard that streamline program search and application processes, to enrolment platforms such as Keystone Education that aid multiple applications, pathway programs preparing students for academic success in foreign universities, through to exchange programs such as Erasmus+ that foster cross-cultural experiences. National initiatives and services offer resources and support for international students, while agent quality control organizations monitor international agents activity, and Membership & Advocacy groups advocate for student interests.

International Study Market Map. Source: HolonIQ

πŸ“– 2024 Global Education Outlook

Just a few weeks ago, we launched the 2024 Global Education Outlook, HolonIQ's annual analysis of the global education economy, presenting over 180 pages of detailed market data, investment & analysis, strategic shifts and trends in education. Download the extract or purchase the full report. You may also be interested in our Global Economic OutlookGlobal Climate Tech Outlook and Global Health Tech Outlook.


Over the past two decades (1998-2020), China's outbound K12 and higher education student flow composition has shown an increase in students heading to North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific regions. With the biggest market being the US, China's students going to the US surged from 10% in 2000 to nearly 35% pre-pandemic.

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πŸ“ˆ Education Capital Markets

HolonIQ tracks over 300 listed education companies and has the most comprehensive coverage of education acquisitions and investments. We powered the world's first Education Technology ETF and soon we launch a range of Stock Indices to track the daily performance of early Childhood, K12, EdTech, Tutoring and Test Prep and Higher Education companies worldwide.

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Source. HolonIQ

🌐 Global Student Flows

Since 2018, HolonIQ's Global Student Flows Project has forecasted international student flows at higher education institutions worldwide, guiding institutional strategy and policy. With a post-pandemic resurgence, the project now offers detailed forecasts and analysis, starting with the United States, based advanced forecasting models and expert interviews.

Preliminary Projections for Global Student Flows, 1970-2030P

The Global Student Flows project analyzes historic and forecasted international student movements using a proprietary framework mapping 15 indicators across pull, push, and disruption factors. These factors encompass destination attractiveness, source country demographics, economic conditions, and disruptive events, offering insights through qualitative and quantitative research for stakeholders. Read more on international education.


πŸ’° Education Deals of the Week

HolonIQ actively monitors and tracks deals that take place in the Education landscape, spanning across all regions and transaction categories. Subscribe to our Daily Capital Markets newsletter for a feed of top deals each day.

🏫 University Grants

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ The University of Texas at Austin has successfully raised $1B in a philanthropic campaign to support students with new scholarships and fellowships. This is part of a larger campaign aiming to raise $6B.

πŸ’° Funding

πŸ“² Colossyan, AI generated video training platform, secures $22M in Series A funding.

πŸ’Ό Pintar, an Indonesian online upskilling platform, raised $3M in pre-series A funding.

🏘️ Adventum Student Living, a study abroad platform supporting Indian students, raised $3M.

πŸ“ Examfly, a professional test-prep platform based in Ireland, raised $1.6M in seed funding with plans to integrated AI into its learning platform.

πŸ’» Online course creation platform, Klas raised $1 million in pre-seed capital and aims to serve 100,000 virtual schools globally, focusing on North America and India, by 2027.

πŸ’Ό M&A

πŸŽ’ Instructure, the learning ecosystem and maker of Canvas, completed its acquisition of Parchment, a digital credential management platform, expecting to expand Instructure's existing customer base.

πŸ“š Savvas Learning, a K-12 learning solution provider, acquired Outlier.org, a startup that provides online college-level courses for high school students. This acquisition makes dual enrollment opportunities more accessible for high school students in the U.S.