Australian student visa applications drop by a third

Among the top source countries for students, applications from Nepal dropped by 60.7%,  India by 46.7% and China by 19.9%. “Show students the sector is here to help” Numbers from Brazil and Sri Lanka also dropped by around a third, and those from the US and Vietnam by over a quarter. Speaking during a Q&A […]

Australia confirms visa changes apply to new students

“Existing and new student visa holders who undertake online study outside Australia because of Covid-19 will be able to count this towards the Australian Study Requirement,” the government confirmed on its website. “It’s important that changes to visa processes ensure...

English UK outlines ELT kickstart initiative after visa victory

The short-term study visa route will end in December, English UK said, meaning those wanting to study in the UK with accredited providers for six months or less can enter the country on a standard visitor visa. “We expect this to make the system much simpler for...

Aus resumes student visa processing among new measures to boost sector

International students contribute AUD$40 billion annually and support 250,000 jobs. However, as a result of border closures due to the coronavirus crisis,  around 87,000 (or 22%) of university students remain outside Australia. “Students want to study here and we want...