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

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...

 Erasmus+ funding outlook for 2021 and beyond becomes more clear

Erasmus+ funding outlook for 2021 and beyond becomes more clear

The European Union’s Erasmus+ exchange programme remains one of the largest and most important student mobility initiatives in the world. This year, the programme is drawing to the...

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

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 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

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...

Europe is reopening its borders and students may soon be allowed to return

Countries within the European Union are now opening their borders to each other, and some are planning to welcome travellers from specific countries outside of Europe as early...

Australia announces July pilot to welcome back international students

As of this writing, Australia has been able to manage its coronavirus caseload down to fewer than 500 active cases, an accomplishment that is allowing the government to...

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...

UK universities face a shortfall of “at least £463 million” in 2020/21

A new survey from the British Council has found that there will likely be 14,000 fewer new students from East Asia in UK higher education in 2020/21 compared...

Ireland: temporary visa measures for language students and a plan for recovery

Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, has introduced a package of temporary measures to ease visa conditions for international students following language courses in Ireland. In a...

Projecting COVID-19’s impact on US higher education this fall

A newly released survey from the Institute of International Education (IIE) provides some fresh insights on how the pandemic is affecting US universities and colleges, and especially with...

US immigration review raises new concerns for H-1B and OPT programmes

On 22 April 2020, President Donald Trump issued a proclamation suspending entry of most new immigrants to the United States for at least 60 days (the suspension may...

Canada extends flexible rules for post-graduate work permits through end of year

In a move that had been widely anticipated over the last month, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced that more flexible rules for student eligibility for...

Australia and New Zealand set out plans for reopening to international students

Australia and New Zealand have both been lauded for their success in stemming the COVID-19 outbreak. As of 12 May, Australia had recorded just under 7,000 confirmed cases...