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 US administration plans fixed-term limits for international student visas

US administration plans fixed-term limits for international student visas

The US administration, through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has released a proposal for a new rule that would fundamentally change the visa regime for international students...

 Survey highlights continuing strong demand among Indian and Nepali students during COVID-19

Survey highlights continuing strong demand among Indian and Nepali students during COVID-19

Indian education-focused think tank IC3 has just released a report summarising the results of a student survey conducted in June and July 2020 that examined the outlook of...

 Tracking reported and projected higher education enrolment through September

Tracking reported and projected higher education enrolment through September

As the pandemic began to take hold early this year, it quickly became clear that the severity of its impact would depend greatly on how long it continued...

 ICEF Exchange podcast: Latin America market update: Agent and educator reaction to COVID-19

ICEF Exchange podcast: Latin America market update: Agent and educator reaction to COVID-19

Our podcast series continues with an in-depth review of current conditions and the future outlook for a number of key Latin American markets. As readers may be aware,...

 US revokes over 1,000 Chinese students’ visas due to national security concerns

US revokes over 1,000 Chinese students’ visas due to national security concerns

Over the past three months, the US government has revoked the visas of more than 1,000 Chinese students who it deems to be “high-risk graduate students and research...

UK announces early opening of new international student immigration route

The UK government has announced that an immigration route for international students that was planned to open in January 2021 will now open on 5 October 2020. The...

China continues to show its strength in global rankings

The 2021 edition of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings is just the latest indication of the continuing rise of Chinese higher education. This year’s ranking contains...

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...

Canada expands post-graduate work permit eligibility for students impacted by COVID-19

Updated 26 August guidance from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) includes three important announcements for international students. Through 30 April 2021, IRCC is now allowing students to...

ICEF Exchange podcast: Building safe student corridors: A case study from Canada

Our podcast series continues with a closer look at some comprehensive plans and protocols for safe student arrivals during the pandemic. The Canadian example is an interesting one...

Canadian immigration guidance creates uncertainty for incoming students

Through its immigration policy and directives throughout the COVID-19 crisis, Canada has distinguished itself as a progressive and welcoming destination for international students. In the early weeks of...

Data shows a downward trend in ELT enrolments in 2019

The five major English Language Teaching (ELT) destinations – the United States, the UK, Australia, Canada, and Ireland – have now reported their enrolment data for 2019, and...

ICEF Exchange podcast: Australia’s response to student safety, welfare, and support during COVID-19

We are trying something different in our podcast series this week. As listeners may know, ICEF recently conducted its first-ever virtual event. ICEF Virtual ANZA was held from...

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

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...