International students defer to January 2022

Earlier in the year, IRCC told students that if they sent their applications in by May 15, they would have them processed by August 6, 2021.  “We have seen a number of our international applicants decide to defer their start of the programs to January 2022” However,...

Increase in international student applications

In a statement the service said that between January and August 2021, 4,233 applicants from countries outside the EU applied for a residence permit for studies. By comparison, this number was only 1,756 last year.  “Most student applicants have received a positive...

international students struggle to find accommodation

Local media reports have said that students are “struggling to source” places to live, with some even having to couch surf because of the shortage of housing. One international student told the Irish Examiner they flew to Limerick on September 5 to take up a course at...

English Australia 2021 ends on a international borders note of optimism

Australia’s minister for education and youth, Alan Tudge, opened the event last week, where he acknowledged an incredibly hard 18 months for the ELICOS sector, and stated it had been “hit as hard as any part of our economy”. “We are getting perilously close to hitting...

‘Back To Campus’ initiative settles in international students

Revising measures from 2020, the initiative has provided information about vaccines, testing and quarantine but also a ‘Greet and Transfer’ facility “providing safe transport from the airport of arrival to their student accommodation in accordance with prevailing...