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us-suspends-visa-processing-turkeyUS suspends visa processing in Turkey

Diplomatic tensions between the US and Turkey have spilled into the open this week. On Sunday, 8 October, the US government took the extraordinary decision...

us-administration-targeted-travel-banUS administration rolls out more targeted travel ban

On 24 September, US President Donald Trump issued a proclamation outlining new or updated restrictions on travellers from eight countries, including Iran, Venezuela, and Iraq....

post-brexit-planning-uk-tighter-controls-eu-students-hope-continuing-research-collaborationPost-Brexit planning in the UK: tighter controls for EU students; hope for continuing research collaboration

The British government’s post-Brexit ambitions for higher education are becoming a little clearer thanks to a recent combination of leaks and official position papers. The...

UK: Net migration questioned again as new data shows 97% of international students leave in time

New border exit check data from the UK reveals that 97.4%...

New Zealand tightens work visa rules

Earlier this month, New Zealand Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse introduced a package of new rules that will tighten access to work visas for those hoping...

UK: Is the net migration question back on the table?

Update for 1 May 2017: The Higher Education and Research Bill was indeed passed before the dissolution of Parliament but the amendments concerning foreign students...

US administration orders H-1B visa reforms

Following months of speculation around the future of the United States’ H-1B visa programme, the US administration formally announced plans yesterday to reform this key...

Japan’s employment outlook helping to drive foreign enrolment growth

For some time now, Japan has held to an ambitious goal to host 300,000 foreign students by 2020. It looked for a number of years,...

Survey finds travel ban influencing agents’ view of US

In a January 2017 interview with Times Higher Education Institute of International Education President Allan Goodman downplayed the hot political rhetoric of the US presidential...

US: New travel ban the latest change in immigration policy

The early months of Donald Trump’s presidency have been marked by a number of notable immigration developments, particularly a travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries that...

University officials and courts push back on US travel ban

In the aftermath of US President Donald Trump’s 27 January executive order banning citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, the international higher...

Ireland announces 24-month “stay back option” for international postgraduates

The Irish government has extended the period during which foreign graduates of masters and doctoral programmes may remain and work in the country after their...

UK: Projecting Brexit fallout as non-EU enrolment stays flat

Earlier today, British Prime Minister Theresa May stepped to the podium at Lancaster House in London and set out 12 guiding principles for the UK’s...

Looking back on 2016: The year in review

2017 is just around the corner, and, just before we usher it in, we are pleased to present our fourth annual review of the year...

South African court case settled: English students now eligible for study visas

The South African government will now issue study visas of up to 18 months for English as a Foreign Language students enrolled with recognised English...

Canada eases path to permanent residency for international students

The Canadian government has announced some much-anticipated changes to its immigrant-selection system, with the goal of boosting the prospects of international students and highly skilled...

Scotland continues to press for post-study work rights

The UK government has rejected a call for expanded post-study work rights for international students in Scotland, but the Scottish government is continuing to bring...

SEVP releases final guidance for ESL pathways in the US

On 28 October, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) released its long-awaited policy guidance for pathway programmes in the US. The announcement put an...

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