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 UK restores two-year post-study work visas

UK restores two-year post-study work visas

Editor’s note: After some initial confusion around when foreign students would be able to obtain post-study work visas, the UK government has confirmed that “any eligible student who...

 Education now New Zealand’s fourth-largest export sector

Education now New Zealand’s fourth-largest export sector

New Zealand is reporting continuing strong growth in international education revenues through 2017, with a new doubling of...

 Study estimates that UK immigration policy has cost billions in lost exports

Study estimates that UK immigration policy has cost billions in lost exports

It is well known that international students generate substantial economic benefits not just for education institutions, but also for local and national economies. For example, the value of...

 Major review of UK policy on international students seen as a “missed opportunity”

Major review of UK policy on international students seen as a “missed opportunity”

The British government should undertake a modest easing of its policies around post-study work rights for international students, but international students should not be removed from net migration...

 New Zealand opens up post-study work rights

New Zealand opens up post-study work rights

After a consultation period marked by more than 2,000 submissions from stakeholders, the New Zealand government is moving to open up post-study work rights for international students. Formally...

New Zealand tightens work visa rules

Earlier this month, New Zealand Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse introduced a package of new rules that will tighten access to work visas for those hoping to stay and...

Looking back on 2016: The year in review

2017 is just around the corner, and, just before we usher it in, we are pleased to present our fourth annual review of the year past. The following...

Scotland continues to press for post-study work rights

The UK government has rejected a call for expanded post-study work rights for international students in Scotland, but the Scottish government is continuing to bring the issue forward....

British government confirms funding and fees for EU students

UK Universities Minister Jo Johnson announced on 11 October that European Union students applying to begin studies at an English university for the 2017/18 academic year will continue to...

EU proposes changes to work permit policies

A recent OECD report recommends the European Union reform its legal labour migration policies to make it easier for foreign graduates to obtain work permits. Recruiting Immigrant Workers:...

New survey reinforces career goals a primary motivation for study abroad

A new Hobsons report, Creating a Sustainable International Education Sector: A Manifesto for Intelligence-Led Marketing and Recruitment of International Students, examines international students’ perceptions of higher education models,...

EU vote harmonises and eases visa rules for non-EU students

The European Parliament has adopted new regulations designed to make study and research in the European Union more attractive for those coming from outside the EU. Members of...

Germany on pace to attract 350,000 foreign students

Germany looms as large as ever on the world stage this year. A founding member of the European Union, it wields considerable political influence within Europe and around...

US OPT rules confirmed: Foreign STEM grads can now stay and work for up to three years

Following months of legal wrangling and uncertainty over the key Optional Practical Training (OPT) programme for foreign STEM graduates in the US, new rules were formally set down...

Further evidence of the mounting costs of UK visa policy

It has been clear for some time that more restrictive visa policies are weakening foreign student enrolments in the UK. And now both the UK’s Chartered Association of...