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World Student is a new print and digital magazine aimed at students in international schools around the world – and predominantly those studying in COBIS and other British international schools.

Published by John Catt Educational, with the support of COBIS, the magazine has the intention of motivating and encouraging students to make best use of their international school education.

The magazine features a mixture of news and information from COBIS; articles written by students themselves; international school graduates and alumni; teachers and educators; and articles contributed by other organisations that serve the sector. There is a regular focus on further education options and career opportunities and additional focus on pastoral care, school councils, student leadership, and advice on school transition.

The magazine is sent free to international schools three times a year. We are happy to send out additional copies without charge (postage not included) to schools for their students to read, click here to order.


World Student is supported by leading organisations who supply goods and services to the international school sector. We thank them all for their support in helping to launch and establish the magazine.

Please click here to find out more about our supporters and to read how they can help you and your school.


World Student Magazine 8

Released May 2017

World Student Magazine 7

Released January 2017

World Student Magazine 6

Released September 2016

World Student Magazine 5

Released May 2016

World Student Magazine 4

Released January 2016

World Student Magazine 3

Released September 2015

World Student Magazine 2

Released May 2015

World Student Magazine 1

Released Autumn 2014


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World Student magazine is an ideal platform for organisations to reach out to students in over 2000 international schools. For more information about how to use the magazine to promote your product or services, please click here to download the media pack.


World Student magazine is the only magazine written by and for students in international schools around the world.

Guidelines for submission

We are happy to listen to all editorial ideas, whether they come from current or past students, graduates, teachers, support staff, Heads, bursars, governors, and from other educational organisations – anyone with an involvement in international schools.

We also welcome submissions of brief news articles, telling the wonderful stories of achievement and creative learning that go on every day around the world. We are also very keen to receive photos either to accompany your article or standalone, although please do ensure that you have all the necessary permissions for the photos.


  • If you have an idea for a longer editorial article for World Student magazine, please email the editor via with your suggestion. We will get back to you, although this may take a few days. By submitting, you are giving us permission to use your article in both print and digital form.
  • World Student magazine is published three times a year, in May, September and January. To help with planning and publishing deadlines, please do get in touch with the editor as far as possible in advance of the issue you would like your article to appear.
  • Suggested article length: approx 1300 words, plus two photographs, for a double-page article. News articles should be around 200 words in length, ideally accompanied by a selection of photos.
  • We will also consider book or product reviews (appropriate to the magazine).
  • Please include some brief biographical information and your email address.
  • We do not accept articles that are written in an advertorial style. All editorial must be of genuine use to international school students.
  • We reserve the right to reject articles. Whilst we are keen to celebrate the diversity of international education, we also need to make sure that articles reflect the aims and values of the magazine.
  • We need to ensure that the content of each issue is balanced so it may sometimes be necessary to keep articles on hold for future issues. We will try to inform you beforehand which issue your article will appear, but cannot guarantee this.
  • We reserve the right to edit articles. Please let us know if you wish to see the edited version before we go to print.
  • We prefer to publish articles that have not been published before anywhere. If your article has been published previously, please inform us of this and ensure that you have permission to have it published elsewhere.

Photo Guidelines:

  • Please supply photos as an attachment by email to reach us by the appropriate deadline.
  • All images submitted to us - especially those featuring children - must come with all appropriate permissions for use and by submitting images, you thereby give us permission to use these images in both print and digital publications.
  • Please ensure that your photos are of as high a resolution as possible. This means 300dpi or above. As a guide, photo files should be over 1mb in size.
  • Photos for use on the inside pages can be portrait or landscape.
  • Photos to be considered for the front cover must be portrait and at least 2272 x 1074 pixels.