Foreign Educational Exposure In Asia
While many students travel to Western countries for higher education, it has now become quite the trend to introduce their state universities as affiliations with local universities in Asia for the convenience of students. This enables the students to pay their fee in local currency while being able to save a large amount on travel and accommodation expenses. Due to this facility, Asian students are not faced with demographic and geographic challenges which may come across while being educated abroad. Below are some of the selected countries that have provided this feature to students.
The Global Schoolhouse initiative which was launched back in the year 2002 in Singapore paved way for both local and international students to receive an experience of international education hubs within Asia. Even though this was a huge success at its launch, as time passed by, there was an evident drop in the enrolment of international students. This was due to the other Asian countries such as Taiwan and Malaysia also entering the competition by offering foreign education in their respective countries. Although there is a wide range of areas for a student to chose from, Singapore charges quite an expensive fee from students, next to Australia whereas its competitors charge much less.
In the recent past, Taiwan was able to open its doors to international education by internationalizing their universities and enrolling foreign students. However, this came up with removing the ban for Chinese students to attend these universities and just like a Singaporean or a British school Bangkok, the education has become widely open. However, due to the low birth rate in Taiwan, they are now at the threat of having to close down many universities by 2021.
Since there are only a very few foreign educational hubs to be found in Thailand, University of Central Lancashire in the UK has taken an initiative with an entrepreneur in Thailand to sign an agreement to grant access to International school Bangkok in Thailand for local students. Following this, other countries like the Netherlands, USA, China, Australia and Canada too have been able to base affiliations with local universities in Thailand, mainly located in Bangkok with a highly increasing enrolment rate.
The significance of Malaysian higher education colleges is that they offer the same degree programmes which could be found in Western countries such as the UK to a much affordable amount to students who show interest in enrolment. Therefore, there has been a high enrolment rate in the recent past in such universities of Malaysia. By analysing the above facts, you can clearly see that it is more profitable to enrol yourself or your child in such a university rather than spending those extra pounds or dollars in countries like the US or the UK.