Global Student Mobility: The Changing Landscape

  • Philip G Altbach
  • David Engberg
Keywords: International student mobility, government sponsored scholarship programs for mobility, funding for student mobility


Government sponsored scholarship programs for global student mobility are only a small part of total flows of international students, but these programs are quite important in several countries. Brazil, Saudi Arabia, and the European Union sponsor programs that provide mobility for many thousands of students. Other countries have smaller programs. This article discusses fiscal, sponsorship, and other key elements of some of these programs.

Author Biographies

Philip G Altbach

Philip G. Altbach is research professor and director of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College

David Engberg
David Engberg is executive director of the Global Opportunities Group, a consulting firm
How to Cite
Altbach, P. G., & Engberg, D. (2014). Global Student Mobility: The Changing Landscape. International Higher Education, (77), 11-13.
Mobility and Internationalization