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 France eases border restrictions with colour-coded system for international arrivals

France eases border restrictions with colour-coded system for international arrivals

The Government of France has announced that border restrictions have been eased as of 9 June under a green-orange-red classification model that spans the globe. A country’s assignment...

 Survey shows US colleges anticipate a strong recovery in international enrolment

Survey shows US colleges anticipate a strong recovery in international enrolment

US universities and colleges are anticipating that international students will return, in-person, to campuses this fall. Fully 86% of surveyed institutions expect to offer students in-person study, and...

 New Zealand signals that border closures will remain in place into 2022

New Zealand signals that border closures will remain in place into 2022

The New Zealand government has announced that borders will likely remain closed, for the most part, to international students in 2021, as it continues to pursue its COVID...

 UK: Recent-month study visa grants surpassing pre-pandemic levels

UK: Recent-month study visa grants surpassing pre-pandemic levels

New data released by the British Home Office show that the number of visas issued to foreign students has surged over the past seven months. In fact, the...

 Belgium: Non-EU graduates will soon be able to remain for one year to look for work

Belgium: Non-EU graduates will soon be able to remain for one year to look for work

Belgium is in many ways one of the most international countries in the world. A founding member of EU, NATO, the eurozone, the World Trade Organisation, and the...

New study highlights the expanding landscape of microcredentials

A recent report from Colleges & Institutes Canada (CICan) explores the growing provision of microcredentials, in Canada and elsewhere, and sets the stage for the establishment of a...

International students’ frustration mounts as Chinese border remains closed

Thousands of international students who are enrolled in Chinese higher education institutions are currently unable to enter China due to the country’s 16-month-old COVID-related ban on international visitors....

Test sharing data provides an interesting window into student choice

With normal English proficiency testing cycles badly disrupted during the pandemic, many admissions offices have necessarily become a lot more flexible around English language testing over the past...

“2022 will be ugly”: Australia announces budget cuts, says border closures will reach into next year

Australia’s national government has introduced a new budget with significant cuts to post-secondary spending in the coming years. The 11 May budget documents include an assumption that Australia...

Australia: Large-scale return of international students not expected until 2022

Editor’s note: Shortly after this item was originally published, the Australian government indicated there could be a further delay for the large-scale return of international students. In its...

German universities optimistic about internationalisation even during COVID

Germany’s universities are optimistic about the future and pleased to have increased digital initiatives abroad during COVID, according to a new survey of staff at 171 higher education...

US opens travel exemption for students from China, Iran, Brazil, and South Africa; extends earlier guidance for online studies

The US Department of State announced this week that students from China, Iran, Brazil, and South Africa will once again be permitted to enter the United States. They...

Majority of US consulates remain closed with only limited visa services available

US educators are urging the Department of Homeland Security to take steps to “ensure the timely and efficient processing of visa applications and work authorisations for international students...

China emerging as a major destination for African students

In less than a decade, China has moved from being the least popular study abroad destination for African students to the most popular for a growing number of...

What about the 20 million students who didn’t study abroad last year?

Education technology has played a massive role in programme delivery since the start of the pandemic. And COVID has unquestionably amplified the scale and pace of adoption for...