As coronavirus continues to steer the international education sector further into unchartered territory, a webinar has revealed educators are worried about the enduring appeal of the country as a study destination if visa processing is not revived soon enough, and work rules are not clarified. With the industry at a ‘shelter in place’ footing with many US…

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In response to the growing COVID-19 epidemic, Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau has announced the country will be closing its borders to non-citizens and those without permanent resident status starting on March 18. The announcement is expected to impact a large number of international students, many of whom are in Canada and now considering travelling…

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As of December 3rd, 2019, Canada has expanded its biometric requirements for visa applications. This means that international students interested in applying for study permits in Canada may need to submit biometrics with their application. The visa application process can be intimidating, so we’ve compiled information on the biometrics expansion from the Government of Canada.…

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The UK government has launched its long-awaited points-based immigration system which it claims will “open up the UK to the brightest and the best from around the world”. EU students will also be subject to the points-based system for study visas, as the single global system promises to “treat EU and non-EU citizens equally”. Due to come…

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Canada welcomed more than 400,000 new international students at all study levels in 2019, with Indian student enrolments accounting for the majority of the increase in new study permits issued. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada statistics show that 404,165 individuals were issued study permits in 2019, an increase of almost 50,000 on the previous year. In…

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Atlantic Canada’s higher education institutions have seen a 4% rise on student numbers on 2018 figures, a preliminary survey by the Association of Atlantic Universities has found. According to the survey, the total number of students in the region – consisting of four provinces – increased by 3,016, from 74,762 in 2018 to 77,778 in 2019.…

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There is good news for the UK sector with HESA’s first release of data for the 2018/19 academic year: international student numbers are up by 5.9% on the previous period – with a notable 42% hike in new student enrolments from India. According to HESA statistics, a total of 485,645 international students were studying in at higher education…

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New Zealand’s eight universities have reported 9.8% growth in the number of international student enrolments in 2018 when compared with 2017, an analysis has shown. Overall in 2018, international students studying at university contributed an estimated NZ$1.2 billion to the economy. As education minister Chris Hipkins acknowledged late last year, “This is the first time in the…

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