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 by Hobsons on behalf of multiple university partners. You can request to take part in the next survey at internationalstudentsurvey.com/takepart.

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 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 marketing strategy.

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.

WHAT SURVEY PLATFORM IS USED AND WHERE IS THE DATA HELD?

A third-party survey platform (SurveyGizmo) 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. SurveyGizmo’s privacy policy is available online at: https://www.surveygizmo.com/privacy/

WHO CAN I CONTACT IF I HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS?

If you have any further questions please contact Paul Raybould.