ERIC Number: ED426669
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
A Warm Welcome? Recruitment and Admission of International Students to Canadian Universities: Policies, Procedures and Capacity.
This study of international students at eight Canadian universities used a case study approach. The study's objectives were to provide universities with information that would enable them to improve their interactions with international students, to identify the factors that influence universities to accept international students, and to identify the public policy implications of international student recruitment. Interviews were conducted with "front line" staff in international student services, senior administrators, and policymakers. Views of international students were incorporated using studies carried out by individual universities to collect student opinions and concerns. Findings are reported in terms of recruitment and admission practices at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, language competence, and university's capacity to accept international students. A chart presents three levels of recommended practices concerning: institutional policy, general approach to recruitment, promotional materials, general approach to admissions, admissions processing and response time, admissions materials, approach to tuition fees and funding, on-site arrival, international student services, housing, international student consultation, and overall approach. Implications for public policy and areas for further action are also identified. Appendices provide enrollment data, provincial policy differences, recommendations, and an institutional self-evaluation template. (Contains 9 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Administration, College Admission, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Public Policy, Student College Relationship, Student Recruitment, Undergraduate Study
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Ottawa (Ontario).; Department of Citizenship and Immigration, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada