NZ student visa applications drop 31% - Global Education Times (GET News)

NZ student visa applications drop 31%

The latest New Zealand immigration statistics have revealed a pronounced 31% drop in student visa applications from foreign students looking to study in NZ.

In 2019-20, there were 77,045 applications for student visas, which was a 31% drop from 2018-19’s 111,809 applications.

These numbers mean that the financial year of 2019-20 in NZ saw the lowest number of student visa applications for over 10 years.

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Online learning platform Preply raises $10 million funding to pursue expansion - Global Education Times (GET News)

Online learning platform Preply raises $10 million funding

Online learning platform Preply has announced that it has raised an extra $10 million in funding to finance its expansion, doubling its previous fundraising total.

Preply plans to invest the $10 million funding into: the growth of its network of 10,000 tutors; scaling its marketplace; introducing new tools, assessment and homework functions; and developing their mobile applications.

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UAE flying home all citizens who are students abroad - Global Education Times (GET News)

UAE flying home all citizens who are students abroad

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced that it is flying home all of its citizens who are students currently studying abroad with immediate effect due to the global Coronavirus outbreak.

According to The National, this week, UAE authorities stated that they will repatriate all of their citizens who are students abroad within 48 hours.

This comes as the next step in the worldwide tightening of travel restrictions, as part of global attempts to limit the spread of the virus.

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Australia lifts work restrictions for foreign student nurses - Global Education Times (GET News)

Australia lifts work restrictions for foreign student nurses

Australia has lifted visa restrictions that would have limited the work hours of 20,000 foreign student nurses to help deal with the Coronavirus pandemic.

The ease of restrictions, concerning the foreign student nurses working hours, comes as part of an effort by the government of Australia to ease the pressure placed on their aged care sector under the strain of the global Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

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UK graduates with a first or 2:1 degree earn more - Global Education Times (GET News)

UK graduates with a first or 2:1 degree earn more

UK graduates with a first or upper-second class degree earn more money than their peers, a new study has found.

Researchers from HESA (the Higher Education Statistic Agency) and the Department of Economics at Warwick University compared the pay of graduates with non-graduates.

The research noted that the decline in ‘graduate premium’ was less pronounced for graduates with higher grade degrees.

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US relaxes online education visa rules to battle Coronavirus outbreak - Global Education Times (GET News)

US relaxes online education visa rules to battle Coronavirus outbreak

In reaction to the coronavirus outbreak, the US immigration authorities have relaxed online education visa rules for international students.

The potential procedural adaptations message released by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Student and Exchange Visitor Programme (SEVP) on Monday last week was sent to all SEVP-certified colleges and universities.

The statement declared that such institutions ‘may need to adapt their procedures and policies to address the significant public health concerns associated with the COVID-19 crisis’.

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Australia seeks to become top English language study destination - Global Education Times (GET News)

Australia seeks to become top English language study destination

The government of Australia has unveiled a new sector strategy with the aim to establish itself as a top, world-class English language study destination for international students.

The Department of Education and Training’s (DET) new sector strategy – English Language Teaching International Engagement Strategy 2025 – has noted that it recognises the key role that English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) plays in relation to Australia’s education exports.

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IÉSEG and Le Wagon launch joint MBA programme - Global Education Times (GET News)

IÉSEG and Le Wagon launch joint MBA programme

France’s IÉSEG School of Management and Le Wagon have announced plans to co-launch a new leadership and coding MBA programme that will be delivered at the school’s Paris campus.

The year-long MBA programme is designed to provide its participants with a dual expertise in the two fields that the respective institutions specialise in, which is business leadership and technical coding skills.

The integrated programme, developed jointly by the two institutions, will be based in IÉSEG’s Paris campus in the city’s La Défense business district, and will be open to applicants in October 2020.

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