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 Visa processing delays a hurdle for major study abroad destinations this year

Visa processing delays a hurdle for major study abroad destinations this year

There is a growing disconnect between pent-up demand for study abroad and significant visa processing delays in the countries students want to study in. As a result, agents...

 Australia’s foreign enrolment recovering slowly in 2022

Australia’s foreign enrolment recovering slowly in 2022

The Australian international education sector is struggling to recover after two years of border closures despite its quality institutions and pent-up demand in many of its key markets....

 Australia and India moving toward mutual recognition of higher education qualifications

Australia and India moving toward mutual recognition of higher education qualifications

The governments of Australia and India have agreed to begin work on a new framework for the mutual recognition of higher education qualifications, which will provide Australian educators...

 Australia: International enrolments down 17% in 2021; but visa applications now trending up

Australia: International enrolments down 17% in 2021; but visa applications now trending up

Australia’s borders were closed to international students for most of 2021, which led to an even steeper fall-off in enrolments than in 2020. International student numbers fell by...

 Tens of thousands of international students return to Australia

Tens of thousands of international students return to Australia

International students are flocking back to Australia: more than 56,000 have arrived since November 2021 – and 7,000 of those arrived between 23 January and 30 January 2022...

Australia further eases work rights and offers visa fee refunds for returning students

Australia announced earlier this month that international students employed in some sectors would be permitted to work more than 40 hours per fortnight given skills shortages and a...

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...

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...

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...

Australia: An overview of international student return plans

There has been a flurry of announcements from Australian states and territories in recent weeks. New student return pilots have been approved, and we now see a variety...

US and Australian enrolment trends point to longer-term impacts of pandemic

New enrolment data for the US illustrates that different kinds of institution are feeling the impact of the pandemic in unique ways – some institutions are recovering and...

Australian conference highlights new thinking about international education

The 2021 Australian International Education Conference (AIEC) hosted more than 1,200 delegates last week and featured more than 70 sessions focused on the global international education marketplace and...

Australia: Border reopening begins alongside expanded vaccine approvals

Vaccination rates are going up in Australia, and as they do, the government is preparing to reopen the country’s borders more fully for its citizens and permanent residents,...

Australia approves student return pilot for New South Wales

The governments of Australia and New South Wales have approved a second major student return pilot that will see up to 250 foreign students per fortnight returning to...

Australian border closures cost ELICOS sector AUS$1.2 billion in 2020

A newly released impact study commissioned by English Australia concludes that the continuing closures of Australia’s borders led to a direct loss of AUS$1.2 billion for the ELICOS...