Universities scramble to maintain flow of international students
Chauffeur service to a quarantined room, catered meals, daily health checks with a thermometer for every student, even the possibility of chartered flights to get students to Canada – all are on the table as institutions prepare for the fall term.
Overall, universities are bracing for a potential drop of 10% to 35% or more in international student fees – on top of revenue already lost to cancelled conferences and shuttered recreation facilities. The financial stakes are significant. In a little more than a decade, the number of international students attending Canadian universities has tripled, to nearly 500,000 in 2019, representing about a quarter of all new university enrolments, according to a recent Statistics Canada report.
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