Study on Enhancing Intra-ASEAN Student Mobility

Sunway University's Centre for Higher Education Research (CHER) in late 2019 secured funding of 178,000 Euros from the British Council for the project, 'Study on Enhancing Intra-ASEAN Student Mobility'.  The research team included Professor (Adjunct) Graeme Atherton, Head, Professor Glenda Crosling, and Associate Member Siti Norbaya Azizan as well as a researcher from Universiti Sains Malaysia. 

Higher education plays an important role in ASEAN’s economic, political and socio-cultural development agenda. As a region it has nearly 20 million higher education students and over 7000 universities. Supporting the mobility of these students in the region is an important aspect of ASEAN’s work on the internationalisation of higher education, consistent with the ASEAN Work Plan on Education 2016-2020 and the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity (MPAC) 2025.

This Study looks at three factors crucial to enhancing intra-ASEAN mobility for university students:

  1. Understanding the data available on international students
  2. The role of visa provision
  3. Scholarship and ASEAN single branded scholarship (SBS)

Read the full report here.