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 US visa data indicates a further decline in foreign enrolment in 2019

US visa data indicates a further decline in foreign enrolment in 2019

The US Department of Homeland Security’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) has released its SEVIS by the Numbers report for 2019, and it reveals a slight decrease...

 Germany will not issue study visas if programmes have transitioned online due to COVID-19

Germany will not issue study visas if programmes have transitioned online due to COVID-19

The German government has announced that only international students who are required to physically attend classes this year will be eligible for study visas. Without proof that they...

 Demand for online learning and alternative credentials surges during COVID-19

Demand for online learning and alternative credentials surges during COVID-19

The societal and economic disruption caused by COVID-19 is accelerating a movement towards online education, skills-based training, and affordable credentials that take weeks or months to achieve rather...

 France reopens borders to international students; universities will reopen in September

France reopens borders to international students; universities will reopen in September

University campuses across France closed on 16 March as the COVID-19 pandemic surged across Europe. In what will mark an end to a roughly six-month closure, the Ministère...

 First approved pilot aims to bring hundreds of Asian students to South Australia

First approved pilot aims to bring hundreds of Asian students to South Australia

About 300 Asian students will return to Australian universities this September as part of a pilot programme intended to be a step towards revitalising the country’s international education...

Survey: Most US colleges will adopt a hybrid learning model for fall 2020

A new survey conducted by the Institute of International Education (IIE) indicates that most students enrolled at US colleges and universities this fall will be learning according to...

ICEF Exchange podcast: What is the outlook for online learning in higher education?

Our podcast series continues today with a special discussion on the role for online learning in higher education. After a remarkable, global pivot to online learning and teaching...

US administration withdraws controversial immigration rule for online studies

Earlier today, the US government rescinded a much-criticised directive regarding international students and online studies. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) guidance, issued 6 July, had stated that,...

Study provides new insights on concerns of foreign students in US during pandemic

A new study from a consortium of US research universities draws on a large sample of international students in the US to measure student perceptions and concerns during...

Updated survey data tracks student intent through June

In uplifting news for educators who have been hard hit by the COVID-19 crisis this year, new QS survey data shows that many prospective international students are still...

EU students will lose home fee status in England in 2021/22

England’s Minister of State for Universities Michelle Donelan announced yesterday that EU, EEA, and Swiss students planning to begin studies at English universities will no longer be eligible...

US suspends several work visa programmes, including H-1B

US President Donald Trump has suspended a number of non-immigrant visa programmes until the end of 2020, citing the high unemployment caused by COVID-19 as the basis for...

UK academic year comes into focus with new visa guidance and updates on university services

In guidance updated 16 June, the UK Home Office has set out detailed policy and process updates for international students. This latest briefing contains a number of important...

Australia: Updated modelling projects four-year loss of AUS$16 billion for universities

Updated forecasts from Universities Australia project a financial impact of up to AUS$16 billion for the nation’s universities through 2023 (US$11.2 billion). The estimate is based on new...

Higher education students press for refunds and discounts during COVID-19

Educators the world over are facing unprecedented challenges and uncertainty about how they will attract and retain students for the coming academic year. COVID-19 continues to be an...