Enhancing International Students’ Recruitment within Higher Education: Focus on the Middle East Region
Husam Helmi1, Abraham Pius2, Imad Guenane3

1Husam Helmi, Faculty of Business Management, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, UK.
2Abraham Pius, Faculty of Business Management, Arden University, UK.
3Imad Guenane, Faculty of Business and Hospitality, London College of Contemporay Art, United Kingdom.
Manuscript received on August 14, 2018. | Revised Manuscript received on August 25, 2018. | Manuscript published on September 15, 2018. | PP: 1-5 | Volume-3 Issue-6, September 2018. | Retrieval Number: F0202093618
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Abstract: This paper is providing a brief review of several aspects relating to international students’ recruitment with focus on UK based higher education institutions. Furthermore, other key aspects are briefly explored such as cultural differences, the role universities’ societies can play to further engage international students and facilitation the process of international students’ participation, students’ need in terms of accommodation as well as other key internal support to be provided, and recognition by higher education ministries abroad. The paper is more focused on international students coming from the Middle East as a case study which can provide an example of practices that can be further considered by UK based and non – UK based higher education institutions. The paper is providing several key strategic recommendations to enhance international students’ recruitment. The paper is based on secondary sources such as academic and professional articles, organisational reports and policies, and several national and international agencies providing statistics such as the Higher Education statistics Agency (HESA) and QS World University Rankings.
Keywords: Students’ Recruitment, International Students, Middle East.