As competition for international students heats up, it is no longer just the US, UK and Australia, or the Europeans, who are in the race. Asia too, is competing strongly, to attract the best and brightest from abroad. China now enrols more than 260,000 international students, and has set ambitious targets to double that over the coming years. Malaysia now has more than 60,000 international students enrolled, both from within the region, and beyond. Singapore, with a population about the same as Sydney, now has around 90,000 international students.