Immigration

us-student-visaUS authorities moving to improve student visa oversight in recent years

Three men were arrested in Los Angeles earlier this month in connection with an apparent “pay-to-stay” scam involving four private, postsecondary institutions in California. The...

uk-visa-policyBritish Home Office announces new language testing arrangements for UK visas

The British Home Office has taken steps to streamline the number of accredited providers for Secure English Language Tests (SELT) for visa purposes, and has...

Canada introduces new process for international students hoping to immigrate

At the beginning of January, the Canadian government introduced a new application process for international graduates of Canadian universities and colleges wishing to immigrate to...

Student visa fraud in Australia up sharply since 2012

Australia has seen a dramatic increase in the number of international student visas cancelled or under review over the last three years. The Australian is...

2014 in review: The year’s most popular items from ICEF Monitor

We are closing out 2014 by carrying on a tradition that we began in 2013: a review of our must-read posts from the past year....

New Zealand continues to build on 2013 enrolment growth

After years of flat or declining international enrolment, New Zealand began to turn the corner in 2013. More specifically, after a tough start to the...

Canadian immigration reforms continue; new credential introduced for international student advisors

At the recent annual conference of the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), officials from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) reported on the continuing implementation...

Eighth annual Agent Barometer survey gathers insights from 104 countries

The results from the 2014 installment of the ICEF i-graduate Agent Barometer – the most comprehensive survey of education agents regarding their perspectives on the...

South Africa’s language schools gaining students but struggling to clarify immigration policy

South Africa’s English language schools have attracted a growing number of international students over the past few years, thanks not only to the quality of...

UK introduces tougher immigration rules for universities and colleges

The British government has announced tighter controls on institutions that sponsor international students to study in the UK. Under the current rules, universities and colleges...

British investigation alleges systemic fraud in UK language testing

UK Minister for Immigration and Security James Brokenshire rose in the British House of Commons last week to make a dramatic announcement: A joint investigation...

United States poised for more active student recruitment

Already the world’s leading destination for international students, the United States is set to become a more active recruiter of international students. In today’s ICEF...

Canada releases list of designated institutions for student visas

We reported earlier this year on Canada’s revised regulations for its International Student Program (ISP). The new regulations have now come into effect – as...

Sweden introduces new work and immigration opportunities for foreign graduates

It is about to become easier for international doctoral candidates and students to stay and work in Sweden after graduation. Beginning in July 2014, doctoral...

UK immigration debate continues as new legislation passes into law

In the wake of the United Kingdom’s new Immigration Act 2014, questions remain about how the new legislation will impact international student enrolment and the...

France liberalises visa regulations: less paperwork, more post-study work options

In pursuit of an ambitious target for boosting international enrolment, the government of President François Hollande has recently taken steps to make France a more...

New Zealand rolls out marketing campaign and new visa services

New Zealand is taking its goal to double the value of its international education sector by 2025 (to NZ$5 billion) very seriously. In 2013, the...

Swiss immigration vote already impacting education

Last month, Swiss voters narrowly backed a referendum proposal for strict controls on immigration from the European Union. The final count showed that 50.3% voted...

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