BMI connects you to…
International
Students

Putting international students first

Savvy students and parents have more options than ever when researching institutions. Your brand will move on and off a student’s radar during a period of time, lasting anywhere from a few weeks to several years.

Nothing can compare to a face to face conversation with prospective students to reinforce your brand and your unique educational offering, bringing them one step closer to enrolment. That’s why thousands of institutions around the world have relied on our student fairs for over 35 years and continue to embrace the opportunity to connect in-person with aspirational foreign students and their families.

And for your online recruitment needs, our groundbreaking virtual event platform Talk Global Study and BMI Digital’s marketing services allow you to reach qualified students in key markets worldwide 24/7.

Student recruitment fairs for K-12 students up to postgraduates

As an essential element in your recruitment portfolio, BMI’s international student recruitment fairs consistently draw in tens of thousands of students and families year on year in dozens of cities around the world.

With so many choices in international education today, being able to introduce your institution, sell your strengths and explain your requirements during a face to face conversation can make an impression that can last for years to come.

As students are firming up their ideas of where to study and parents have questions that need answering, an engaging discussion has the power to usher them through the decision making process along their journey towards enrolment.

Whether it’s at one of our international student recruitment fairs dedicated to young learners, language courses, undergraduate degree programmes or postgraduate studies, BMI fairs will connect you at that crucial point when a student is selecting their course abroad. And thanks to BMI’s SmartScan App, you’ll be able to collect student data on the spot which feeds directly into your CRM, so you can nurture each lead and track your event ROI.

Getting results from international student recruitment fairs

One of BMI’s biggest fans, Donald Back, Director of the Language and Culture Institute at Virginia Tech University in the USA shares his experiences participating at a variety of BMI’s recruitment events over the years.

From elite scholarship summits to buzzing student fairs in big cities around the world, Don and his colleagues have seen great results for their international student enrolment numbers at his university. He describes BMI’s events as a one of a kind opportunity and explains why his top ranked American university returns to BMI events to recruit students year after year.

High school visits and on-campus fairs

To bolster your recruitment efforts and get your brand in front of academically gifted teenagers, BMI also takes a limited number of accredited institutions to visit private high schools in select cities around the world. These international high schools have been carefully selected for their quality curriculum and their enthusiasm to proactively prepare their students for studying abroad.

At each school, you will participate in an on-campus fair that will directly connect you with senior students, parents and high school counsellors.

Take your face-to-face recruitment campaign online with Talk Global Study

Despite the pace of innovation today, some things in international student recruitment don’t change. In fact, some things are now more important than ever, like connecting in real-time to have meaningful conversations. The ability to ask questions and receive live, personal assistance from institutions can turn into a stand-out moment for a student before making the decision of a lifetime.

Our unique approach to recruitment events brings those conversations into a dynamic online space called Talk Global Study, where you can connect and talk directly with students who are actively in the process of researching and planning their future international studies. We run our own events as well as white labelled virtual fairs with popular institutions, associations, and scholarship organisations.

Recruit students online via BMI’s digital marketing services

Keep the momentum going throughout the recruitment journey by connecting with students across both the digital and physical world.

BMI Digital provides you with an intelligent mix of marketing channels that allow you to engage with students online 24/7. From content-based advertising to social media, emails, video and webinars, BMI can help you generate a steady stream of leads to boost brand recognition and traffic to your website from key student markets.

Our team can produce content and run global campaigns that are customised according to your enrolment strategies. You can concentrate on one marketing channel or we can prepare a rich mix of content across multiple platforms to help you engage with students in specific origin markets.

Join BMI's international student recruitment in-country fairs in 2023

Early bird rates end on Dec 16, 2022

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Bogota, Cali, Guadalajara, Lima, Medellin, Mexico City, Monterrey
International Students

As one of the hottest growth markets for higher education recruitment, you can't miss our fairs in Colombia, Mexico & Peru! Specifically dedicated to the needs of both Undergraduate and Postgraduate recruitment, this event attracts high-calibre students and working professionals who are eyeing up study abroad opportunities. This tour includes High School Visits in Bogota, Lima, Mexico City, Monterrey and Guadalajara.

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Event Location
Date
Early Bird Price
Event Location

Monterrey - High School Visits

Date

Feb 22

Price
USD 800
Event Location

Monterrey

Date

Feb 23

Early Bird Price
USD 2,520

USD 2,800

Event Location

Mexico City

Date

Feb 25 - Feb 26

Early Bird Price
USD 3,950

USD 4,400

Event Location

Mexico City - High Schools Visits

Date

Feb 27

Price
USD 800
Event Location

Guadalajara - High School Visits

Date

Mar 01

Price
USD 800
Event Location

Guadalajara

Date

Mar 02

Early Bird Price
USD 2,520

USD 2,800

Event Location

Bogotá

Date

Mar 04 - Mar 05

Early Bird Price
USD 3,950

USD 4,400

Event Location

Bogotá - High School Visits

Date

Mar 06

Price
USD 800
Event Location

Cali

Date

Mar 07

Early Bird Price
USD 1,795

USD 1,995

Event Location

Medellín

Date

Mar 09

Early Bird Price
USD 2,520

USD 2,800

Event Location

Lima

Date

Mar 11 - Mar 12

Early Bird Price
USD 3,950

USD 4,400

Brazil
International Students

Held across 7 major cities twice a year, Salão do Estudante has been Brazil’s best-known international student recruitment fair since 1994.

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Event Location
Date
Early Bird Price
Event Location

São Paulo & Campinas - High School Visits

Date

Mar 09 - Mar 10

Price
USD 1,500
Event Location

São Paulo

Date

Mar 11 - Mar 12

Early Bird Price
USD 3,950

USD 4,400

Event Location

Rio de Janeiro Copacabana

Date

Mar 14

Early Bird Price
USD 2,995

USD 3,350

Event Location

Rio de Janeiro Barra

Date

Mar 15

Early Bird Price
USD 2,520

USD 2,800

Event Location

Brasília

Date

Mar 17

Early Bird Price
USD 2,520

USD 2,800

Event Location

Brasília - High School Visits (morning)

Date

Mar 17

Price
USD 550
Event Location

Salvador

Date

Mar 19

Early Bird Price
USD 2,520

USD 2,800

Event Location

Salvador - High School Visits (morning)

Date

Mar 20

Price
USD 550
Event Location

Curitiba

Date

Mar 21

Early Bird Price
USD 2,520

USD 2,800

Event Location

Curitiba - High School Visits

Date

Mar 22

Price
USD 800
Event Location

Belo Horizonte

Date

Mar 23

Early Bird Price
USD 2,520

USD 2,800

UAE
International Students

Meet thousands of affluent local and expat students as well as those funded via national scholarship programmes during your three-city trip, which includes our main fairs plus escorted visits to top private and international schools.

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Event Location
Date
Early Bird Price
Event Location

Dubai & Sharah - High School Visits

Date

Mar 07 - Mar 09

Price
USD 2,300
Event Location

Dubai In-person Fair

Date

Mar 11 - Mar 12

Early Bird Price
USD 3,950

USD 4,400

Event Location

Abu Dhabi In-person Fair

Date

Mar 13

Early Bird Price
USD 2,520

USD 2,800

Event Location

Abu Dhabi - High School Visits

Date

Mar 14

Price
USD 800
Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam
International Students

BMI's biannual student recruitment fairs in Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam draw in thousands of academically-oriented students and their parents to bring them in direct contact with institutions from around the world. BMI also takes a limited number of accredited institutions on chauffeured visits to top-rated private high schools in Bangkok, Hanoi, HCMC and Jakarta and to meet top high school counsellors at the Vietnam Internation School Workshop & Forum.

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Event Location
Date
Early Bird Price
Event Location

Ho Chi Minh City - High School Visits

Date

Mar 16

Price
USD 800
Event Location

Ho Chi Minh City

Date

Mar 17 - Mar 18

Early Bird Price
USD 3,950

USD 4,400

Event Location

Hanoi

Date

Mar 22

Early Bird Price
USD 2,520

USD 2,800

Event Location

Hanoi - High School Visits

Date

Mar 23

Price
USD 800
Event Location

Jakarta

Date

Mar 25 - Mar 26

Early Bird Price
USD 3,950

USD 4,400

Event Location

Jakarta - High School Visits

Date

Mar 27 - Mar 28

Price
USD 1,500
Event Location

Bandung - High School Visits

Date

Mar 30

Price
USD 800
Event Location

Bangkok - High School Visits

Date

Apr 03 - Apr 04

Price
USD 1,500

Exhibit at BMI's Virtual Recruitment Fairs

Asia, Brazil & Latin America, Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa
International Students

Our unique approach to recruitment events brings you a brand new virtual platform to help you meet students face-to-face online via video calls, chats, live broadcasts and seminars.

Event Location
Date
Price
Event Location

Middle East
TalkGlobalStudy

Date

Feb 14

Price
USD 2,200
Event Location

Asia
TalkGlobalStudy

Date

Feb 15

Price
USD 2,200
Event Location

Africa
TalkGlobalStudy

Date

Mar 01

Price
USD 2,200
Event Location

India
TalkGlobalStudy

Date

Mar 15

Price
USD 2,200
Event Location

Brazil, LATAM & Mexico
TalkGlobalStudy VIRTUAL FAIR

Date

Apr 12

Price
USD 2,200
Event Location

Europe
TalkGlobalStudy

Date

Apr 19

Price
USD 2,200

Get a customised package

Each year, BMI hosts 85+ events in over 30 cities around the world. You can mix and match event types, dates, and cities, plus ramp up brand exposure for audiences where you need it most. We’re happy to build a bespoke plan just for you.

Learn how BMI connects you to various audiences

BMI connects you to people from across the recruitment spectrum – from the parents and students who are planning their study abroad experience to senior level government representatives, scholarship providers, school principals, counsellors, university staff and agents.