student visa

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New Zealand launches drive to attract more international students

October 15, 2013 New Zealand

A package of new initiatives to encourage more international students to study in New Zealand have been announced by the government. Changes will make it easier for some international students to work during their studies and there will be streamlined visa processing in partnership with selected high quality education establishments. Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment […]

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New visa changes now in place for UK

October 7, 2013 Britain

A number of immigration rule changes are now operational in the UK that offer greater flexibility for businesses and workers. The changes, which came into being at the beginning of October, include the removal of the English language requirement for intra-company transferees and making it easier for graduate entrepreneurs to switch into Tier 2. They […]

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New student visas rules come into force in UK next month

June 16, 2011 Britain

Changes to visas for students studying in the UK come into effect next month and include a number of new restrictions. The changes are part of the government’s drive to tackle abuse of the system and introduce stronger checks to make sure only genuine students studying at genuine colleges are granted visas.

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Scottish university’s visa licence restored after investigation

May 12, 2011 Britain

A Scottish University that had its visa licence suspended after an inspection revealed that 150 Filipino students were also working nearly full time has addressed the problem. Glasgow Caledonian University had its UK visa licence to sponsor foreign students restored by the UK Border Agency (UKBA).

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Australian universities calls for student visa assessment changes

May 5, 2011 Australia

Australian universities are calling for visa restrictions for foreign students to be eased after figures revealed that there has been a significant drop in student arrivals from India and China. These two countries have been the main source of students arriving in Australia in recent years but a drop in numbers means that self-funding universities […]

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Licence suspended at British university amid student visa concerns

April 25, 2011 Britain

A Scottish university has become the first in the UK to have its international licence suspended preventing it from sponsoring foreign students over concerns that the student visa system is being abused. The UK is currently cracking down non-student visa abuse as part of a wider policy to reduce the number of visas being granted […]

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UK’s tougher visa rules for overseas students take effect tomorrow

March 31, 2011 Britain

Tougher entrance criteria, limits on work entitlements and the closure of the post study work route are among the changes to the student visa system announced by UK Home Secretary Theresa May. From tomorrow (April 01) any institution wanting to sponsor students will need to be classed as a Highly Trusted sponsor, and will need […]

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UK visa policy likely to prevent genuine students from studying, hard hitting report claims

February 24, 2011 Britain

Tens of thousands of genuine international students are at risk of being turned away from British universities and colleges, costing the UK billions of pounds, in pursuit of an artificial target for cutting immigration, according to a new research report. The UK government has pledged to cut annual net migration from hundreds of thousands to […]

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Loophole in UK student visa system could let in tens of thousands that the govt wants to keep out

December 10, 2010 Britain

A loophole in the revised visa rules for foreign students could result in tens of thousands of bogus applicants arriving in the UK despite government moves to clamp down on them, it is claimed. Ministers have changed the rules to prevent abuses of the system where students from non European Union countries get a visa […]

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UK announces clampdown on bogus students in system described as ‘wildly out of control’.

December 7, 2010 Britain

The UK is to massively restrict access to student visas after figures revealed that 26% of non European Union students flout the rules. The Home Office says that it is thousands of students attending private colleges that are the problem with many disappearing into the black economy or working illegally. Only 2% of university students […]

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US sees significant rise in the number of Chinese students

November 24, 2010 America

There has been a significant rise in the number of Chinese students studying in the US with them now accounting for almost 20% of the international student community. Nearly 128,000 Chinese students studied in America in the 2009/10 academic year with a 30% increase, according to a study by the Institute of International Education.

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Restrictive student visa system causing a huge drop in international applications to Oz

October 25, 2010 Australia

The number of international students applying to universities in Australian has fallen dramatically due to a lack of certainty over immigration policies, it is claimed. An international education conference in Sydney heard that there has been a particular drop in the number of students from India and this may be due to racist motivated attacks […]

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Ireland aims to double its international student population by 2015

September 28, 2010 Ireland

The Irish government want to attract more international students by 50% and the number of English languages schools by 25% in the next five years. The move is in stark contrast to the situation in the UK where visas for international students are being cut back and language schools are under scrutiny because of concerns […]

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