This lens aims to show which institutions are both receiving and sending exchange students. Student exchange is an important part of the international student experience, and in some cases, the option to do so is an expectation as part of world-class study. It indicates the openness of the institution and its ability of the institution to attract students from other universities, but also its reputation that other institutions wish to invite its students to theirs.
Inbound and Outbound exchange students are defined as:
students registered at a foreign university that attend your institution on international exchange programs for at least one semester during the annual reporting period.
students registered at your university that attend a foreign university on an international exchange program for at least one semester during the annual reporting period.
- Exchange programs that award credits but are less than one semester in duration are to be excluded.
- The exchange must be academic in nature and acknowledged by a formal agreement between the two Higher Education Providers.
- The international exchange programme must be between universities, NOT between a university and a company OR corporation OR a university with its international/offshore campus.
The total (FTE) of inbound or outbound exchange students as proportion of the overall student (FTE) count.