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 over 7,700 K-12 English-medium international schools in the world with senior high and sixth form students aiming for undergraduate degrees at the university of their choice, most often in Western countries. In total there are over 12,000 K-12 English-medium international schools employing more than 631,000 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.


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News for the Higher Education Sector

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ISC Research News - March 2021
ISC Research News - March 2021

International schools impacted by staff and student wellbeing during COVID-19

ISC Research has launched a new report of research into how the wellbeing of students and staff at international schools has been affected by COVID-19. More details here

ISC Research News - February 2021
ISC Research News - February 2021

Why parents select an international school for their child

The reasons why parents select an international school in preference to the other options available to them, some of which are state funded, is the discussion of a new white paper published by ISC Research. More details and white paper here

ISC Research News - December 2020
ISC Research News - December 2020

New Shifts in the World's International Schools Market

There are notable shifts in the international schools market as new trends are emerging, according to the latest research by ISC Research. Read the full update here

Higher education pathway webinar - November 2020
Higher education pathway webinar - November 2020

What college counsellors need from international officers right now

How can university international officers best engage with international school college counsellors this year while travel continues to be restricted? Find out more and register here

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