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us-visa-applicantsUS consular officials share advice for visa applicants

Updates on the US education system and visa process were shared at last week’s ICEF Moscow Workshop. International educators and student counselors attended an educational...

uk-visa-application-processUK announces changes to visa application process

Timothy Hughes, Entry Clearance Officer at the British Embassy in Moscow, delivered a presentation on behalf of the UK Border Agency (UKBA) to announce new...

us-department-of-homeland-securityNew committee will advise US Homeland Security on student issues

The US Department of Homeland Security recently announced the formation of a new council to advise Secretary Janet Napolitano on student visa issues and other...

US expands post-grad work term for science and tech students

The US government announced recently a planned expansion of  post-graduate work term opportunities for international students graduating from science and technical programmes. Currently, an F-1...

Australia eases visa processing for students from 29 countries

A statement released today by the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP, announced that the Government will make the visa application process easier...

Britain defines circumstances in which foreign students can stay

Under new rules set to start within weeks, foreign students in Britain will be allowed to remain in the country only if they have graduated...

Changes to UK immigration English test for Tier 1, 2, and 4 applicants

Beginning 6 April 2012 the UK Border Agency (UKBA) will require all applicants applying to remain in the UK under Tier 1 (General), Tier 1(Entrepreneur)...

France opens up work permits to international students

French officials have instructed the local authorities to review work-permit applications from foreign college graduates following criticism from students, heads of schools and companies that...

A more complex marketplace taking shape for 2012

A pair of recent articles from University World News point to an increasingly complex and shifting international education marketplace for 2012. The first, “Confusion, contradictions...

NACAC Announces Panel on Recruitment Agents

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) has convened a Commission on International Student Recruitment to address the long-running controversy over the use of...

Australia further expands post-study work options in response to Knight Review

Adding to its recent expansion of post-study work options for university students, the Australian government announced this week that an expanded field of graduates of...

Survey reveals students feel unwelcome in wake of UK visa changes

A survey of 5,000 international post-secondary students has found that changes to the UK visa system are leading more students to feel they are no...

Is the US taking steps to expedite visa processing?

International students have long complained about the visa application process for the US but the US State Department is out with a statement this month...

National image is key as global competition for students heats up

“As global competition for international students intensifies, reacting swiftly to news coverage as well as to actual changes in government policy has become an essential...

Netherlands: Calls for quotas for foreign students

A 54% increase in foreign students in Dutch higher education over the past four years has prompted calls from political parties on the right and...

UK visa issues may affect level of non-EU students

The number of non-European Union students studying in Britain has doubled in a decade, but recent visa requirements could have a negative impact on foreign...

Student visa curbs are damaging our reputation, Universities UK warns

UK Home Office reveals 11,000 fall in the number of overseas students since tougher measures have been introduced. The Universities UK action group has issued...

Australia: Doors open to foreign students

Australia’s 39 universities are preparing for a brand new day in 2012: not only will government quotas on the number of local students they enrol...

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