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New Zealand opens up post-study work rights

After a consultation period marked by more than 2,000 submissions from stakeholders, the New Zealand government is moving to open up post-study work rights for...

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...

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...

Australia reduces planned tax increase for working holiday makers

The Australian government has walked back from planned tax increases for working holiday makers. Australia’s 2015/16 budget introduced new tax provisions for working holiday travellers...

EU proposes changes to work permit policies

A recent OECD report recommends the European Union reform its legal labour migration policies to make it easier for foreign graduates to obtain work permits....

Australia postpones new “backpacker tax” for working holiday makers

The Australian government has delayed implementation of a controversial tax for working holiday makers that was due to come into effect on 1 July. First...

EU vote harmonises and eases visa rules for non-EU students

The European Parliament has adopted new regulations designed to make study and research in the European Union more attractive for those coming from outside the...

US court extends deadline for new post-study STEM work rules

International students in the US hoping to gain practical experience in their chosen fields of study are getting an extra and unwanted learning experience about...

China opens up work rights for foreign students; Indonesia moves to streamline visa processing

The growing trend to intra-regional mobility is one that we will continue to follow as it bears both on the world’s major established sending markets...

New Zealand launches pilot for five-year pathway visa

New Zealand has introduced a new pathway visa that will allow international students to study for three consecutive programmes over a five-year period, and all on...

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