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 800 CIS member schools in 121 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.

Student Recruitment infographic Nov-2022

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. 

Our annual Global Forum on International Admission & Guidance went virtual with great success in 2021. In 2022, we are offering both an in-person In Madrid on 3–4 November and virtual Forum on 16–18 November. The 2023 Forum will take place in Dublin, Ireland on 16–17 November 2023.

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.

CIS and Concourse partner to expand access for students seeking global higher education opportunities. We are excited to announce a new partnership with Concourse. Through their online platform, 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 175+ CIS member schools in Europe enrolling more than 100,000 students.


We have 53 member schools in Africa enrolling more than 38,000 students. We offer virtual University Exploration days to connect students with member universities.

Asia Pacific

We have more than 280 member schools in Asia with 250,000+ students. As you develop your student recruitment strategies in Asia, we can help you differentiate yourself within this mature market.

In Asia, we host student recruitment events and a regional conference in association with the East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS). These events nurture an active and connected community of CIS members. We invite CIS member schools to our events as well as other regional schools with students interested in moving abroad for their secondary education.


As you develop your student recruitment strategies in the Americas, we can help you build long-lasting relationships with counsellors in the region and meet students from schools that have a commitment to developing global citizens. We have 69 member schools in the region, enrolling more than 55,000 students.

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

We also partner with the International Baccalaureate (IB) to host annual in-person university fairs in the United States. Participating cities include New York City, Houston and Atlanta.

Middle East

We have 125 member schools in the Middle East, enrolling more than 160,000 students.

We conduct student recruitment events in the region that reach more than 4,000 students from both CIS member schools and other regional schools with students interested in moving abroad for their secondary education. The Middle East Institute includes a student fair for registered universities to meet students from the United Arab Emirates.