Student Recruitment

As part of our shared commitment to developing global citizenship in education we can help you expand the diversity of your campus by connecting you with more than 870 CIS member schools in 116 countries.

Your CIS membership gives you access to our global network of international school guidance counsellors and provides you with opportunities to engage with students who are looking to begin their higher education internationally.

Our experienced staff and higher education volunteers can support you in conducting effective international student recruitment.

Whether your institution is big or small, we'll help you raise the global visibility of your institution.

CIS Student Recruitment events infographic 2023

Our adjusted strategy focuses on what we can do with a high degree of certainty, and on our collective health and safety. Our work continues to help you raise the visibility of your institution with students around the world while also supporting students applying to higher education institutions internationally. Read more about our current offering below.

Connect with students via in-person International University Fairs and virtual University Exploration Days. These events connect you with 1,100+ students from schools across chosen regions or on specific topics, e.g. creative university programmes and fully-funded opportunities. Schools are committed to prioritising the events for student participations, ensuring they can gather information and meet university admissions representatives around the world. During the virtual events, you have a group video chat link of your choice and can be 'live' throughout the event so that students can drop-in to your live group chats for your guidance.

Upcoming fairs

International University Fair | Doha
Doha, Qatar

29 February 2024
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University Exploration Day | Eurasia

13 March 2024
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University Exploration Day | Africa & Middle East

26 March 2024
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Members can chat and connect with peers during short virtual live member connection sessions to share knowledge and get updates from across the university guidance community during webinars on latest topics and trends in international admissions.

As a CIS Supporting Member, students at IB World Schools are invited to attend CIS International University fairs.   

Wren International provides exclusive benefits to member universities that join a Wren International student recruitment tour. Wren International has managed student recruitment tours for more than 20 years, providing hundreds of colleges and universities with quality interactions with undergraduate students seeking higher education opportunities internationally. CIS Members receive a discount on tour fees and priority registration. 

Concourse (now part of EAB) expands access for students seeking global higher education opportunities. Through their online platform, Concourse Global Match, universities receive detailed profiles of well-matched students and make admission offers based on their academic performance, interests, and financial needs—flipping the script on traditional admissions.

We’ll keep you updated on the CIS Community portal and via our Member Update newsletters.

Review the full event calendar to see all in-person and virtual events.


Our events in Europe connect universities with university guidance counsellors and students across the region. We offer a series of fairs in Europe each year. There are 185+ CIS member schools in Europe enrolling more than 121,900 students.


We have 74 member schools in Africa enrolling more than 52,900 students. We offer virtual University Exploration days to connect students with member universities.

Middle East

We have 164 member schools in the Middle East, enrolling more than 213,000 students.

The Middle East Institute includes a student fair for registered universities to meet students from across the region.


We have 72 member schools in the region, enrolling more than 62,000 students. As you develop your student recruitment strategies, we can help you build long-lasting relationships with counsellors and meet students from schools that have a commitment to developing global citizens.

In Latin America, we host events and a regional conference that nurture an active and connected community of CIS members.

Asia Pacific

We have more than 370 member schools in Asia with 330,000+ students. As you develop your student recruitment strategies in Asia, we can help you differentiate yourself within this mature market. We host student recruitment events and a regional conference in association with the East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS).