International Student Survey | FAQs
View the 2016 International Student Survey report for essential insights from 43,000 international students. Understand their preferences for choosing a country and university, factors that influence their decision-making, as well as their information gathering habits and communication preferences.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the International Student Survey?

The International Student Survey (ISS) is an annual survey of pre-enrolment international higher education students who have expressed an interest in studying outside of their home country. The survey examines their preferences for choosing a country and university, factors that influence their decision-making as well as their information gathering habits and communication preferences.

Who conducts the International Student Survey?

The International Student Survey is conducted on behalf of multiple universities by Hobsons Solutions. Hobsons Solutions is a division of Hobsons PLC, a global education software and services company committed to helping institutions deliver an excellent student experience.

When will the results be published?

The 2017 International Student Survey will launch in January 2017 and the aggregate results will be published by Hobsons Solutions April/May 2017. You can download a copy of the most recent report at internationalstudentsurvey.com/2016 or request to take part in the 2017 survey at internationalstudentsurvey.com/2017
Individual results for participating institutions will be published from May 2017. Additional bespoke research and reporting will be provided on a mutually agreed timetable.

How can the results of the ISS help my institution?

The results of the ISS provide powerful insights that can inform your international recruitment and marketing strategy. Typically, Hobsons Solutions and participating universities use the results to (a) develop a deeper understanding of their prospective students, to inform marketing and strategic planning, and (b) understand the preferred communication channels for prospective students, to inform and improve their digital marketing strategy.

What survey platform is used and where is the data held?

A third-party survey platform (Survey Gizmo) is used to host the survey and collect responses, however Hobsons is the only entity with direct access to the collected data. All data is hosted on servers in the European Union. Survey Gizmo’s privacy policy is available online at: http://www.surveygizmo.com/privacy/

Who can I contact if I have further questions?

If you have any further questions please contact Liza Shliakhova.