Immigration

study-estimates-that-uk-immigration-policy-has-cost-billions-in-lost-exportsStudy estimates that UK immigration policy has cost billions in lost exports

It is well known that international students generate substantial economic benefits not just for education institutions, but also for local and national economies. For example,...

attracting-students-who-stayAttracting students who stay

It is now widely understood that international students provide value to local and national economies that far exceeds the fees they pay for their education....

us-planning-introduce-term-limits-student-visasUS planning to introduce term limits on student visas

In a 17 October update to its published regulatory agenda, the US administration announced a plan to introduce “a maximum period of authorised stay, and...

Report sets out strategies for building British share in international student markets

As soon as next year, Australia may host more international students in its universities than Britain, a development that would see the UK move from...

South African language schools officially recognised by government

South Africa’s Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has moved to formally recognise the members of the English language school association Education South Africa...

Irish study calls for expanded destination marketing and student supports

A newly published study commissioned by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and funded by the Irish Research Council has found that despite cuts to funding...

Canada expands biometric requirements for study permits

Canada is expanding its use of biometrics for applicants for visitor visas, work permits, study permits, or permanent residence. Effective 31 July 2018, all applicants from...

US Supreme Court upholds travel ban

On 26 June, the US Supreme Court upheld a September 2017 presidential proclamation that limited travel to the United States by citizens of several, mainly Muslim-majority...

Canada moves to speed student visa processing for selected Asian markets

Students from China, India, Vietnam, and the Philippines applying for full-time study at Canadian institutions or schools can now access a new, expedited student visa...

New Zealand proposes changes to work rights for international graduates

The New Zealand government has introduced proposals to revise the country’s rules for post-study work rights for...

US student visa data the latest indicator of international enrolment trends

The latest SEVIS by the Numbers report provides a snapshot of foreign enrolment in the US as of 5 March 2018. It finds the number of...

US F-1 visas down nearly 17% in 2017

New data from the US State Department points to a marked decrease in the number of F-1 visas issued to international students in 2017. The...

New Zealand: Updated visa rejection rates will influence English requirements for 2018

New visa acceptance data from Immigration New Zealand (INZ) will help inform the English proficiency requirements for student visa applicants in 2018. Under rules established...

UK: Report puts value of international higher ed commencements at £22.6 billion

A newly released study makes clear the economic impact of foreign students in UK higher education, estimating that every ten non-EU students contribute a net...

Year in review: What we learned in 2017

Here comes 2018 around the corner, and many of us have already booked travel, laid plans, and otherwise set the stage for another fast-paced year...

Initial Brexit agreement offers greater certainty for movement between UK and EU

There was a moment when it looked like an agreement between the UK and the European Union around the first phase of Brexit negotiations could...

New Zealand visa office closures shift emphasis to online processing

Immigration officials in New Zealand are moving to centralise visa processing. Two-thirds of the country’s offshore visa...

Report: UK Home Secretary pushing for removal of international students from net migration counts

The UK’s inclusion of international students in net migration statistics has often been contentious – and perhaps never more so than now. Media reports suggest that...

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