For higher education

ISC data and intelligence is used by universities around the world to develop strategic international plans for student recruitment and teacher training

There are almost 5,000 K-12 English-medium international schools in the world with senior high and sixth form students aiming for undergraduate degrees in Western countries. There are also over 8,700 K-12 English-medium international schools employing more than 429,000 teachers who all require teaching qualifications and professional development.


“I’m finding ISC Online a useful tool and appreciate the value it brings, not just to my work in East Asia, but the wider mailing campaigns across the world have been successful, as have email invitations to events we’ve held in places such as UAE.”
Ben Charlton, International Development Officer, The University of Buckingham, UK


Successful strategic international planning requires data and market understanding

ISC data, trends and intelligence are ways for universities and colleges to accurately know and connect with the K-12 English-medium international schools market.

All that you need to establish long-lasting relationships with international schools

ISC services for Higher Education are used by many universities around the world including Trinity College Dublin, King’s College London, American University of Sharjah and University of North Carolina Greensboro to support international student engagement in summer programmes, international school enrolment for undergraduate courses, and international teacher training and up-skilling.




ISC Products and Services for Higher Education

ISC Online

ISC Online for Higher Education is an online platform for universities and colleges to access international school data and communicate directly with schools, senior leaders and their College Counsellors.

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Global Report

The Global Report is an annual overview of the entire international schools market, published in January each year.

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Market Intelligence Reports

Detailed reports for specific countries that ISC considers have the most potential for international school growth and new development, now and in the near future.

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Statistical Reports

Statistical Reports provide the international school data that you need, when you need it.

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News for the Higher Education Sector

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Opportunities for school development in China continue to improve for foreign partners
Opportunities for school development in China continue to improve for foreign partners

China now leads the world for English-medium international schools and amendments to government regulations are giving foreign investors new confidence in market potential..

English-medium schools in China now leading the world
English-medium schools in China now leading the world

New data from ISC Research says that China now leads the world for the number of English-medium international schools, fuelled by the demand from Chinese nationals for a more Western style of learning, with qualifications and language skills that prepare their children well for higher education in the West.

ISC Conference: The International Schools Market - Today & the Future
ISC Conference: The International Schools Market - Today & the Future

A rare one day conference to meet and learn from all the ISC research experts who are based around the world who visit and work with the international schools in their region. These are the people who really know the international schools market in the regions. Join them to learn and network.

Relocate Global - October 2017
Relocate Global - October 2017

Boom times for Middle East's international schools

Economic challenges notwithstanding, the Middle East's international school market is thriving, powered by increasing demand from both expat and local families.

International Teacher Magazine - October 2017
International Teacher Magazine - October 2017

India International

The growing demand for international schools in India

The Atlantic Magazine - June 2017
The Atlantic Magazine - June 2017

The International School Surge

Increased demand for a western education around the world has reshaped the international schools market and the students they enrol.

British International Schools Magazine - March 2017
British International Schools Magazine - March 2017

Apply Within

What should your students be doing to make themselves stand out from the crowd? International enrollment officers of British universities share their advice



The image at the top of this page shows senior students at the International School of Zug and Luzern