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 New Zealand border exception will allow 1,000 international students to return this year

New Zealand border exception will allow 1,000 international students to return this year

Beginning in April 2021, the New Zealand government will welcome back 1,000 international students who found themselves outside of the country when New Zealand closed its borders due...

 Canada announces extension for international students with post-graduation work permits

Canada announces extension for international students with post-graduation work permits

Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Marco Mendicino, has announced that international graduates with post-graduation work permits (PGWPs) that have expired or are about to expire are...

 UK suspends in-person classes and locks down as COVID cases rise

UK suspends in-person classes and locks down as COVID cases rise

The UK entered a strict lockdown this week as part of the government deciding to move the country to a new Level 5 COVID threat level (the highest...

 Canada requires international travellers to show negative COVID test

Canada requires international travellers to show negative COVID test

In a move that has left airlines and booking agents scrambling, the Government of Canada announced on 31 December that all international travellers must present a negative COVID...

 UK ELT aims to recover to 2019 enrolment levels by end of 2022

UK ELT aims to recover to 2019 enrolment levels by end of 2022

The peak body for the UK’s English Language Teaching (ELT) sector has published a recovery plan that aims to restore the enrolment in British language programmes to 2019...

China an “indispensable recruitment market” for study abroad for which online channels will be key this year

China’s demographics are changing, and so too are some of the patterns of outbound Chinese students. They are choosing a wider field of study destinations than in the...

Germany’s foreign enrolment grew again in 2019/20

Germany saw its international student population grow by 6% in 2019/20, following an increase of 7% in 2018/19. Over the past decade, international student numbers in Germany have...

English universities in “relatively positive” position despite COVID-19

The Office for Students (OfS), the independent regulator of higher education in England, has published its analysis of financial data returned by higher education providers in England at...

Indian outbound student market poised to bounce back in 2021

In many respects, India has been one of the big stories in international student mobility over the past decade. Second only to China in terms of total outbound...

New Zealand takes next step in recovery plan with major pathways initiative

Most foreign travel to New Zealand remains suspended, following an October 2020 announcement that a previous halt on temporary visa visitors, including study visas, would continue until February...

Chinese border remains closed to foreign students

China has been climbing the global table of leading study destinations over the past decade and is now the fifth-largest destination overall, after only the US, Australia, UK,...

Surveys show foreign enrolment declines in the US in 2019/20 and impact of COVID-19

The Institute of International Education’s (IIE) annual Open Doors survey, released today, shows that in the academic year 2019/20, total international enrolments in US higher education institutions fell...

Australia announces borders will stay closed as study projects international enrolment could fall by half by mid-2021

Australia’s foreign enrolment is projected to drop to 50% of current numbers in 2021 if borders remain closed to international arrivals, according to a new report from the...

Biden presidency offers hope for both US educators and foreign students

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’s electoral win this past weekend in the United States is encouraging US educators to hope that a more favourable political...

Shutdown of study abroad for Australian students a reminder that international education is a “two-way street”

A new study highlights that study abroad programmes for Australian students have essentially ground to a halt this year, with the prospect that up to 100,000 Australian students...