A student recruitment agency is a company that helps educational institutions to find, recruit, and admit students. They handle admissions for various universities around the world, help students pick the right course, help them with their visa applications, and guide them through the entire journey from making a search to arriving in the destination country.

With the globally mobile population, universities face an increased number of applications from students who are ready to move abroad for higher education. This has made it challenging for Universities to manage the application process, provide quality education and make sure that students are safe.

Agents play a crucial role in the international student recruitment agency industry, helping to increase enrolments and improve student satisfaction with their chosen education provider. However, this also means that universities and agents must work together in order to achieve success.

There are a variety of ways that universities can partner with an agent, including using an AIRC-certified agent, working with an agency with years of experience in the industry and engaging an agency that has established a good reputation amongst colleges and universities.

The AIRC provides a set of standards that an agency should meet in order to be certified. These include an assessment of the agency’s policies, processes and procedures, as well as an internal audit to ensure compliance with the AIRC Certification Standards.

Many universities choose to use AIRC-certified agents and agencies in their international student recruitment efforts. This can be a great way to ensure that the agency meets high standards, and that the institution is protected from any issues related to the recruitment of students.

If a university chooses to work with an AIRC-certified agency, they will likely have a contract that includes a written agreement between the agent and the university. The agreement should include the terms of the agreement and the responsibilities of both parties.

Another important element of the agreement is the commitment of both parties to work in a mutually beneficial and productive manner. An effective collaboration between an educational agent and the institution can only take place when both parties understand each other’s goals, values and recruiting market.

In addition to providing a valuable service to the international education sector, many agents are also very passionate about their work and strive to improve the industry in every way possible. This can be seen through their dedication to educating the public and promoting the value of an education from an international perspective, as well as supporting institutions with the marketing and sales aspects of their student recruitment campaigns.

With an increasing global mobile population and growing demand for high-quality education, student recruitment agencies are becoming a major part of the international student recruitment industry. This growth is likely to continue in the coming years and therefore, it is crucial that universities build strong relationships with these companies in order to expand their global reach.

ICEF Recruitment for Online Programmes is a networking event that brings together e-learning and hybrid education providers with ICEF-screened student recruitment agents. This event is held on a 3-day basis and features an exclusive networking schedule for both existing and potential partners.