We regularly engage in a number of international projects that will ultimately benefit the UK sector and the broader international higher education community.


Country reports


As part of our contractual arrangement with the four national funding bodies, we regularly produce country reports to offer providers an insight into the higher education and regulatory landscape of key countries for UK TNE.


These reports offer high-level information and intelligence about regulations, challenges and opportunities, signposting to sources of further information.


Country reports might also be associated with TNE review activity, in which case they will also include the main lessons learned from reviewing TNE in the subject country, for the benefit of the whole sector.



The UK Transnational Education Student Experience


Quality assurance agencies - the QAA, the Knowledge and Human Development Authority of Dubai, and the Committee for Private Education in Singapore - worked on a joint initiative to develop a student satisfaction survey administered to UK TNE students in Dubai and Singapore.


Enhancing the UK TNE student experience in Dubai and Singapore

Publication Date: 26 Sep 2018

This case study explores ways in which we can find out more about the UK TNE student experience and views; provides detailed insights into what is important to TNE students; and illustrates effective ways that quality assurance bodies and agencies can work together co-operatively to generate valuable outcomes and intelligence.

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Author: QAA
Format: PDF
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International Students Studying in the UK


Working with an advisory group made up of sector representatives, we developed a guidance document for higher education providers on managing the international student experience. The guidance seeks to establish a UK-wide set of shared principles for developing an inclusive environment for increasingly international student bodies.


Supporting and Enhancing the Experience of International Students in the UK: A Guide for UK Higher Education Providers

Publication Date: 10 Jun 2015

This guide is about how higher education providers can support international students studying in the UK and enhance their experience. It is intended to be of practical help to all staff with responsibility for international students or who engage with them, including student advisers, international officers, lecturers, quality assurance practitioners, student services managers, careers advisers, or senior managers.

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Author: QAA
Format: PDF
Size: 603 KB

Supporting higher education in the ASEAN region - SHARE project


Working alongside our partners in ENQA, the German Academic Exchange Service, and the British Council, we are contributing to the SHARE project. The project aims to strengthen regional cooperation and enhance the quality, regional competitiveness and internationalisation of Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) higher education institutions and students.



This is a capacity-building project that includes training for ASEAN quality agencies, driven by a desire to enhance cooperation between the EU and the ASEAN Economic Community, and create lasting benefit from the harmonisation of higher education across the ASEAN region.


By taking part in this project, we support UK higher education providers seeking to build relationships, partnerships and operations in the ASEAN region. To learn more about the SHARE project, please visit the ENQA website.