Expanding economies, a young population and favorable government initiatives continue to fuel the larger of Asia’s study abroad markets. While China and South Korea constitute two of the world’s three largest sources of international students, recruiters are seeing the benefit in diversifying their student population through the emerging Asian markets of Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.
In the four countries in which FPP is holding its Asian fairs – Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Cambodia - over 250,000 students head abroad each year to continue their higher education.
While Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand have been regular and popular destinations on FPP’s Asia fairs, customer-demand has led to FPP adding events in Cambodia for the first time this semester. The result is a combination of some of the region’s most exciting emerging markets for international student recruitment, as well as some of its most established destinations.
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|Location||Date||Early Bird Rate||Standard Rate|
|Bangkok||March 25, 2018||$ 1,790 USD||$ 1.990 USD|
|Jakarta||March 27, 2018||$ 1,790 USD||$ 1.990 USD|
|Phnom Penh||March 29, 2018||$ 1,790 USD||$ 1.990 USD|
|Hanoi||March 31, 2018||$ 1,790 USD||$ 1.990 USD|
|Ho Chi Minh City||April 1, 2018||$ 1,790 USD||$ 1.990 USD|
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|24 - 30||24.7|
|19 - 23||54.8|
|16 - 18||14.1|
|Ho Chi Minh City||558|
|Certificate Diploma Courses||10.4|
|Vocational career Technical Programs||9.2|
|Online Distance Learning||3.3|
In the four countries in which FPP is holding its Asian fairs - Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Cambodia - over 250,000 students head abroad each year to continue their higher education.
Expanding economies, a young population and favorable government initiatives continue to fuel the larger of Asia’s study abroad markets. While China and South Korea constitute two of the world’s three largest sources of international students, recruiters are seeing the benefit in diversifying their student population through the emerging Asian markets of Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.
The recently formed ASEAN Economic Community, which includes Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam amongst others, has chosen English as it’s language for business. Although this arrangement is to encourage economic stability between the included nations, the increased language proficiency will also benefit foreign education providers.
The drivers for students from each of these countries to study abroad vary greatly. Research conducted by FPP and Intead has shown that Indonesian students study abroad in order to benefit from a better education than they can hope to receive at home.
For Vietnamese students, studying abroad is simply an achievement in itself that they want to attain. Whereas Thai students are more interested in the experience of studying abroad as a whole and the social rewards that brings. While for Chinese students, the prestige associated by studying overseas at a top-ranked institution is of paramount importance both to student and family.
Thailand is an emerging economy, and the 2nd largest economy in South East Asia after Indonesia. It's considered a newly industrialized country, and ranks as the 4th richest nation in the region after Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei. The Thai international student market is well-established, sending tens of thousands of students abroad each year for over three decades. Student numbers for undergrad, postgrad and particularly language programs are consistently strong for several destination countries, especially the US, the UK, Australia, Japan, Malaysia and France.
Bangkok is the educational, political, economic and cultural centre of Thailand, with a population of 7 million. It embraces the modern world with high-rise office towers and world class hotels, but still retains its cultural heritage.
Indonesia is home to the world’s second fastest growing economy, and is the world’s fourth most populous nation – 50% of which is under the age of 30. Increased government spending in education has led to the number of students in secondary education doubling in recent times, and further increases to the education budget is set to help this trend continue. Almost 40,000 Indonesian students study abroad each year.
Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia, a nation made up of over 17,000 islands. Located on the West side of the Island of Java, the city acts as a gateway to the rest of Indonesia. Jakarta has developed into one of Asia’s most prominent metropolitan areas and has rapidly grown to hold a population of approximately 9 million.
Over 50,000 Vietnamese students study abroad at tertiary level. Vietnam is recognised as an important emerging market for international education, with the number of students going abroad increasing steadily, partly due to concerns over the quality of domestic education, which is struggling to keep up with increasing demand.
Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam’s largest city and also the country’s economic centre, with a population of almost 7 million. The city is often referred to as the ‘Paris of Asia’.
Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam, and has transformed over the decades into an industrial and agricultural centre. It is also a communications centre, with strong links to China and other Vietnamese cities by rail and road.
A country which has seen the number of students heading overseas increase by 20% since 2015. Cambodia has been home to strong economic growth for more than 2 decades, ranking 6th in the world from 1994 to 2015. Whilst many students decide to study in other countries throughout Asia and Australasia, France and the United States are also popular destinations.
Phnom Penh is the capital and most populous city of Cambodia, growing to become the nation's economic, industrial and cultural center. Double-digit economic growth rates in recent years have triggered an economic boom in Phnom Penh, with new high rises springing up around the city, and global and domestic tourism levels at an all-time high.
"FPP brings a lot of people from different cities from around the world. People coming here are really interested to go abroad, they have already read about the schools they come and ask specific questions."
"I do FPP fairs so I can speak directly with the students and get an idea of what they are looking for and what the market is. The quality of students is excellent and I think that is very important because you do meet a lot of people at these fairs. But they’re very well screened so we definitely get bookings through it - that’s why I am here."
Southern Lakes English College (New Zealand)
"We’ve been attending FPP events in different countries for more than 3 years now. It is a great opportunity for us to meet quality students. They have a tool (the app) to do the follow-up online which is very helpful so we can keep in touch with the students."
Oxford International Education Group (United Kingdom, Canada, USA)
"The Middle East fairs were really great. The way it was organized, the team, quality of students, and most importantly the app. It was a great experience."
Sarah El Gohary
New York Institute of Technology (USA)
"I've been attending FPP fairs for about eight years, and I'm very happy to say that the quality of the students has definitely improved. I was just in Mexico with FPP, now in Brazil, and I'm doing Spain, Italy and Ireland with FPP. Then next month, we'll be doing the fairs in Colombia and Panama as well."
George Brown College (Canada)
"I would like to thank you for all the support and help you gave me during these 2 days. It has been a great pleasure to get to know you and the team. The fair was well-organized and the quality of leads was great. I actually enjoyed talking to many students and can't wait to join the next year's event."
TIAS School for Business and Society (Netherlands)
"I would like to thank you for the fairs. Everything went so well, and I already have one student enrolled for my February in take."
Carla Casas Palagos
Barcelona School of Design and Engineering (Spain)
"In terms of customer service, you are top notch and above anyone in the industry. You must be very proud on the work you guys did … keep it up."
Aviation Maintenance Institute (USA)
"Around 2004, 2005 we were looking to come into the South American market and my former colleague recommended that we try FPP. We get exposure and good students. I have seen FPP grow to the success that they are nowadays."
TAFE Western Australia (Australia)
"We have been participating in FPP’s fairs for about 4 years now, and participate in all their regions (Latin America, Mexico, Middle East, Asia, Europe, India) and we have had a great turn around. Every fair season for us FPP is a must. I love how user friendly their online portal is. We are able to get students (leads) that match our profile, upload the leads that we collected at fairs and even send them email blasts from the portal. I would definitely recommend FPP to any university that wants great and qualified leads."
Full Sail University (USA)
"We’ve had a lot of interest. The level and quality of the students has been amazing and the organisation of the fair and the app has been great. I like that you can write down information about them and rate them, and I can follow up with the students afterwards. It has been very helpful."
The University of Melbourne (Australia)
"I have to tell you that I've been back and forth with some families I met on the road show who are planning to visit this summer AND I had two gents fly out and spend all last week here on campus who I met at the London fair and applied the next day. They loved it here and will start this September. Can't have much more immediate results than that!"
Bishop's University (Canada)
"We've been doing FPP's Student Fairs for three years now. We started doing Brazil with three cities, then five cities, now we're doing six cities. We've been in Vietnam, in India, in UAE with FPP. This is a great platform for student recruitment. FPP is very professional."
University of Johannesburg (South Africa)
"I have been doing FPP fairs for two years. I do them because they are really well-organised fairs, good quality students, communication with the staff before, during and after if fantastic and for me it is an extremely good recruitment tool."
The University of Sydney (Australia)
"I've been working in the education market for more than a decade. It's been a pleasure, as it usually is, for me and the university to be at FPP events. I'm really a faithful customer, after years with the British Council and the University of Bristol ... coming to the events and leaving happy, and coming back to the next event and the next year. So it's been really great."
University of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
"I had a very good experience at the FPP fairs and was pleased to speak with more than 500 students during the conference with whom I was able to exchange information about our various programs. Of course only time will tell as to their ultimate interest in or financial feasibility to apply to NKU, but I was encouraged by the numbers, and I found the staff to be very professional and helpful."
Northern Kentucky University (USA)
"Thank you for all your efforts in organising the Road Show. It was a very unique and enriching experience for me and I'm sure that NU would love to participate in future events such as this."
Nagoya University (Japan)
"I felt that I should let you know how happy I am with the whole event. To be honest I am not sure I have ever attended such a productive fair. Both the quantity and quality of the students was outstanding. I have met almost no student, out of the hundreds I spoke to, who didn't have the profile, the motivation and the interest for my programs."
"This is our third time participating in the FPP fairs, and we're absolutely delighted with the turnout. Each year, we've gone from strength to strength. The expertise that FPP has brought with them to organise a fantastic venue, a wonderful location, and really high quality students has been fantastic. We can see just how much business our education providers are doing here. We're absolutely delighted this year, as we have been with previous years, and we look forward to continuing our work with FPP."
Education New Zealand (New Zealand)
"I am delighted to inform you that both fairs went really well for British Council IELTS. We engaged with more than a 100 potential clients in Madrid and in Barcelona the same. Please count on with us for next year on all your fairs!"
British Council (United Kingdom)
"I wanted to personally thank you for all the support you and your team provided during all of our events. The logistics and presentation level was absolutely marvelous, we had no problem with anything during the time of each fair in each city. We really enjoyed every fair, it has been quite an experience for all of us. We have reported everything to our colleagues and superiors, including the ministries ... it’s safe to say it has not been our last cooperation with FPP."
Centre for International Cooperation (Czech Republic)
"The fairs in every city were excellent, I only heard praise! Organization, quality and number of visitors, coffee break... all very good! Congratulations!"
Silvia Bauer Fernandes
"It's great. There's good energy. The fair was full yesterday, it's full again today. It's very exciting. We're looking forward to the rest of the fairs."
Education in Ireland (Ireland)
"We engaged with more than 200 potential clients in Madrid and Barcelona. Please count on with us for next year on all your fairs!"
British Council (UK)
"FPP is not only the best education fair organizer, but is also an important strategic partner for us. They clearly prioritise customer satisfaction and since we first met them 12 years ago, they have constantly outdone themselves in organizing and managing education fairs.
Since 2014 we have been hiring FPP to organize our own event - AC EXPO - the largest education fair in Brazil for students willing to go to Australian and New Zealand. It has been a real pleasure to work with them and the results have been incontestable. I have no doubt that education providers may accomplish very good ROI after an FPP fair."
Australian Centre (Brazil, Colombia, Australia)
"We have been working with FPP for 8 years. It has been really good working with them, the organisation and quality of students is very good. We recommend FPP and EDUEXPOS."
Hello Study (Brazil & Australia)
"We’ve been doing FPP for the past four and a half years, because of the quality of students. The number of applications that are converting are really good. It is part of our marketing plan every year now."
Australian Option (Australia, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, China)