Tribal i-graduate has worked with over 350 Higher Education institutions across Europe, providing a range of tools and customised services to assist European institutions in providing the finest student experience.

Understanding the reasons why international students choose your institution and knowing what makes them recommend their experience to other (prospective) students is key for the work we do within Europe. We work with international offices, with M&R experts, and with communication and career offices to maximise the findings of the surveys we run within Europe. 

The Student Barometer (SB) and International Student Barometer (ISB) are the main tools being used across Europe enabling institutions to benchmark their performance in learning, living and support services against competitors.  

Our work with national governments has allowed national Higher Education bodies to strategise their national marketing, making use of the insights into the decision-making processes of international students. At the heart of our work is understanding what students value most and where improvements can be made to safeguard the best student experience.

Download the ISB brochure

REPORT: The Global Student Experience

2023 insights and analysis from the world’s largest student survey.

Includes regional focus report for Europe.


Improving the student experience, satisfaction and recommendation of your institution

This 35-minute webinar recorded in July 2022 looks at the latest ISB data used by leading Higher Education Institutions to benchmark the student experience and ensure their strategies improve the reputation of their institution. 


INSIGHTS WEBINAR: Benchmarking the European Higher Education student experience  against global performance


We have set up national contracts with:

Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, The Netherlands, Spain, and Sweden, providing a range of services focusing on the international and the domestic student experience. i-graduate is also active in Belgium, France, Italy, and Luxembourg. 

To see the latest GATE-Germany report, click here.


Arnim Heinemann | Bayreuth University

“The ISB is a very useful instrument for a university in many ways. It helps you with the internal conversation in your own institution. It gives you evidence of what works and what does not work within your institution. It provides you with a way of interacting with your customers – the international students. Thirdly, at the academic level you are able to raise awareness among professors about what works well in learning and where improvements can be made."

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Dr Nesrin Calagan | GATE-Germany

"As an international benchmark study, the ISB offers the DAAD and the German universities the possibility to compare their own status quo with a European and global comparison. Findings from the ISB offer universities new food for thought, in order to match the international students with the appropriate host universities and thus ensure their academic success.” 

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Toni Kaila | Aalto University

“It’s a fantastic feature, something my colleagues and I really appreciate. It brings objectivity to conversations with our schools, departments and academics; and it helps us understand how best to allocate resources to develop certain aspects of the university. You can rarely get that information from other surveys being run, so again, the ISB is quite unique in that respect.” 

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In-region solutions