The Peruvian economy has experienced a boom in recent years and as a result there has been increasing interest in Peru as a recruitment market. According to the OECD, there were 24,000 students studying overseas in 2011.
Education institutions have increased their interest in this market in particular since the Peruvian Government launched the “Pronabec Becas de la República” programme – a Government initiative to increase funding for postgraduate courses. The Government in Peru has, over the last few years, made available a whole range of scholarship programmes, some of which have had a very positive effect on student mobility.
With Peru developing well economically, and becoming more outward looking in its quest to develop human capital, it is an exciting time to be engaging with Peru.