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 Estonia continues to build its foreign enrolment

Estonia continues to build its foreign enrolment

The EU calls Estonia “Europe’s start-up hot spot and one of the safest countries in the world,” two reasons that Estonia’s popularity is increasing among international students. From...

 Australia relaxes cap on international student work hours in selected industries

Australia relaxes cap on international student work hours in selected industries

Serious labour shortages in Australia due to workers having to isolate because of COVID-19 have prompted the government to temporarily extend the number of hours international students can...

 US announces important changes for student visa policy

US announces important changes for student visa policy

Today we’re reporting on policy changes in the US that will affect international students going to the country in the coming year. These include a planned hike in...

 New Zealand launches new website for international students

New Zealand launches new website for international students

While New Zealand has pushed back its gradual border opening until at least February 2022 because of Omicron, international students hoping to pursue a New Zealand education can...

 International students permitted to return to Malaysia if they adhere to strict rules

International students permitted to return to Malaysia if they adhere to strict rules

In Malaysia, international students already enrolled with Malaysian institutions from most countries are welcome to return to the country provided they follow an extensive series of rules. The...

UK: Transnational education numbers continue to grow

The latest data from Universities UK International (UUKi) shows continued growth in the number of foreign students enrolled in transnational education programmes (TNE) offered by British institutions. The...

International students cleared to enter Australia beginning 15 December

On 15 December, Australia will go ahead with its plan to welcome back fully vaccinated international student and skilled worker visa holders; humanitarian, working holiday and provisional family...

UK adds Nigeria to red list and expands COVID testing requirements

The UK has introduced additional testing measures for all international travellers, and has expanded its “red list” of countries from which travel is essentially banned (except for returning...

Netherlands continues to attract more foreign students alongside calls for enrolment caps

The majority of international student graduates of Dutch universities surveyed recently by Nuffic say they are likely to stay in the country after their studies. The survey was...

US: Peak bodies call for national international education strategy

The American Association of Community Colleges, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, American Council on Education, Association of American Universities, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, Institute...

France launches new student marketing campaign

Campus France, the national agency for the international promotion of French higher education, announced this week the launch of a new global marketing campaign. Rendez-vous en France introduces...

UK issues record number of study visas in 2021

The UK has broken a record in terms of the number of study visas issued to international students and their dependents, according to the Home Office. In the...

New Zealand to reopen borders in April 2022

New Zealand’s COVID-19 Response Minister, Chris Hipkins, announced today that the country’s borders would reopen to international travellers in 2022. Fully vaccinated New Zealand citizens – along with...

Canada expands list of approved vaccines

The Government of Canada has announced an expansion of its list of COVID-19 vaccines that travellers can receive in order to be considered fully vaccinated for the purpose...

Australia will open its borders to fully vaccinated international students on 15 December 2021

Editor’s note: Australia’s border opening for international students was originally planned for 1 December 2021. On 29 November, however, the Australian government announced that the opening date would...