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Nigeria takes up case of its Teesside University students ordered out of UK

Nigeria takes up case of its Teesside University students ordered out of UK High Commission to meet leaders at university after currency crash in home country meant students couldn’t pay...

Agent survey finds growing interest in alternative destinations; many students “hedging” plans with multiple applications

Agent survey finds growing interest in alternative destinations; many students “hedging” plans with multiple applications The 2024 edition of INTO University Partnerships’ Global Agent Survey has just been released amid a context...

UK Govt Retains Graduate Visa Route for International Students

UK Govt Retains Graduate Visa Route for International Students The UK government announced the continuation of the Graduate Visa Route, allowing international students to work or seek work for two...

UK: Review finds no abuse of Graduate Route; recommends that current work rights remain in place for international students

New Poll: 64% of UK Public Wants International Student Numbers to Remain Unrestricted Following months of speculation, the UK’s Migratory Advisory Committee (MAC) has concluded its “rapid review” of the Graduate...

Online immigration status (eVisa)

Online immigration status (eVisa) Information on eVisas and why you need one. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) are developing a digital immigration system. This means we are replacing physical documents...

Visa crossing

Visa crossing Jonathan Portes argues that concerns about the graduate visa are based on misconceptions Suppose we could somehow, at absolutely no cost to taxpayers, boost the earnings of those...

UK: Home Office data finds a significant drop in student visa applications for first quarter of 2024

UK: Home Office data finds a significant drop in student visa applications for first quarter of 2024 The UK’s tightened immigration settings are having a profound effect on international student...

Visa crackdown causes plunge in family members of foreign students coming to UK

Visa crackdown causes plunge in family members of foreign students coming to UK Measures introduced by Rishi Sunak have targeted overseas dependants to curb ‘ever-spiralling’ net migration figures A crackdown...

Rising unemployment hits Canada’s international students hard

Rising unemployment hits Canada’s international students hard HALIFAX, CANADA —  A tightening job market in Canada, fueled by a surge of immigration that produced the fastest population growth in 67...

Inquiry launched into England’s reliance on international students

Inquiry launched into England’s reliance on international students The inquiry will see the committee examine the changes in numbers of international students in recent years, the impact of international students...

Comparing student visa proof of funds requirements across 20 study destinations

Comparing student visa proof of funds requirements across 20 study destinations In recent months, some major study abroad destinations have increased the amount of available, guaranteed funds that international students...

Additional information about International Student Program reforms

Additional information about International Student Program reforms Ottawa, February 5, 2024 Further information is being provided to clarify the announcement of an intake cap on new international study permit applications and...

Universities consider firing staff and cutting courses as foreign student enrolments plummet

Universities consider firing staff and cutting courses as foreign student enrolments plummet Report finds at least 15 universities in the UK have announced job cuts Alisha Rahaman Sarkar Saturday 16...

Panic stations set in at some cash-strapped universities

Panic stations set in at some cash-strapped universities Nic Mitchell 22 March 2024 Panic stations appear to have set in across the United Kingdom higher education sector with many universities...

Warnings of economic damage to UK as international student numbers fall by a third

Warnings of economic damage to UK as international student numbers fall by a third University leaders accuse ministers of wanting to ‘diminish our success’ as figures show a plunge in...

Additional information about International Student Program reforms

Additional information about International Student Program reforms Ottawa, February 5, 2024—Further information is being provided to clarify the announcement of an intake cap on new international study permit applications and other changes...

B.C. strengthens quality standards for international education

B.C. strengthens quality standards for international education The Province is taking action to eliminate exploitive practices and improve the quality of post-secondary education by strengthening quality standards and bringing in...

Federal government announces 2-year cap on student permits

Federal government announces 2-year cap on student permits Aaron Wherry · CBC News Measure to limit international student permits comes in response to housing crunch Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Marc Miller...

Taking a global view of UK international education policy

Taking a global view of UK international education policy 9 January 2024 By Ian Crichton This blog was kindly authored for HEPI by Ian Crichton, CEO of Study Group. For the...

Nigerian students critical to ongoing success of Canada’s international education sector

Nigerian students critical to ongoing success of Canada’s international education sector Nigerian international student numbers in Canada are increasing at a significant rate. In 2019, the Canadian government issued just over 3,000...

Overseas students and workers targeted in illicit UK visa trade

Overseas students and workers targeted in illicit UK visa trade Brokers in south Asia charging up to £800 for appointments that should be free UK visa appointments are being booked...

Germany passes law to attract skilled migrant workers amid fierce debate

Germany passes law to attract skilled migrant workers amid fierce debate While other countries are trying to restrict migration, the German parliament has passed a radical new law to attract...

Universities should put educational materials online and make them free

Universities should put educational materials online and make them free This HEPI blogThis HEPI blog was kindly authored by Richard F. Heller, Emeritus Professor at the Universities of Manchester, UK and Newcastle...

Many foreign students to lose right to bring family to UK

Many foreign students to lose right to bring family to UK By Paul SeddonPolitics reporter Foreign postgraduate students on non-research courses will no longer be able to bring family members...

UK govt mulls letting international students work more part-time hours

UK govt mulls letting international students work more part-time hours Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and his government are looking at plans to increase the international student working hours limit — or...

New Poll: 64% of UK Public Wants International Student Numbers to Remain Unrestricted

New Poll: 64% of UK Public Wants International Student Numbers to Remain Unrestricted A vast majority of the public in the United Kingdom opposes the cap on international students and...

Overseas students “treated as cash cows” in UK

Stakeholders are accusing the government of treating migrants to the UK, including international students, as “cash cows” amid lofty health surcharge fee increases and the promise of visa fee rises...
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