Student Recruitment

Expand the diversity of your campus as a CIS member and connect with more than 700 CIS member schools in 120 countries. As part of our shared commitment to developing global citizenship in education, use your network of CIS school counsellors to connect with students who are looking for international higher education opportunities.

We provide a wide range of opportunities for colleges and universities to conduct effective student recruitment around the world. Our experienced staff and higher education volunteers can support your recruitment efforts. Whether your institution is big or small, you will raise the global visibility of your institution in a tour, fair or regional conference!  



In 2020, the way we all work is evolving and presents new ways for us to create opportunities to support our members. Our adjusted strategy focuses on what we can do with a high degree of certainty, and on our collective health and safety. We won’t be hosting in-person events this year, join us instead for virtual events which will open for registration in July. 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.

Our traditional student recruitment tours will go on hiatus through to June 2021. The uncertainty of global travel as well as the policy restrictions that schools are putting in place for visitors on campus make travel from school to school and country to country difficult to plan at this time.

Are you a member? Don’t forget that you can recruit students from your desk using the University Connection Registry. Engage with students who have opted to share their details and have registered their interest in studying in your region or programme offerings. Log in to the CIS Community portal > KnowledgeBase > University Connection Registry to learn more.

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

International University Fairs: One-day fairs for CIS member schools in selected magnet cities. Can be combined with other fairs for independent travel planning. Ideal for student recruitment. Learn more.

Regional conferences: Two-day events to discuss topics within a regional context, often in conjunction with a student recruitment fair. Learn more.

CIS University Connection Registry: Recruit from your desk! Engage students who have registered their interest in studying in your region or programme offerings. Ideal for student recruitment. Learn more.

Student Recruitment Tours: Organized group travel to schools in focused regions. Led by experienced admissions professionals. Ideal for student recruitment and networking. Learn more about what makes CIS Tours special.