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, some students who sent their applications by this […]

NSW pilot will bring back 250 students per fortnight from December

The commonwealth government has approved plans to return students on chartered flights, paid for by students, before they quarantine for 14 days at a Covid-safe building run by accommodation provider Scape. The Scape Redfern accommodation block in Sydney...

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...

‘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...

US announces visa interview waivers for some students

Individuals applying for F, M and academic J-visas, including students, professors, research scholars, short-term scholars, or specialists, may have visa interview requirements waived by consular officers. Consulates may grant waivers to applicants who were previously...