Coronavirus: China postpones Gaokao exam to July 2020 - Global Education Times (GET News)

Coronavirus: China postpones Gaokao exam to July

China has postponed its Gaokao university entrance examination by a month to July as it battles the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

The Gaokao exam, also known as the National College Entrance Examination (NCEE), which is held every year from 7 to 8 June, has been postponed to 7 to 8 July, as China battles the Coronavirus outbreak.

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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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Tier 4 visa extension for Chinese students proposed - Global Education Times (GET News)

Tier 4 visa extension for Chinese students proposed

The National Union of Students (NUS) has called for an automatic extension of Tier 4 visa issued to Chinese students pursuing education in the UK amongst other measures to help them during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak has caused significant disruption to classrooms across the world and several institutions within the UK have closed campuses as well.

International students, particularly Chinese students, find themselves in problematic circumstances with exam postponements, closure of student housing facilities, and the issue of their Tier 4 student visas running out.

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India losing South Asian students to China, claims Brookings study - Global Education Times (GET News)

India losing South Asian students to China, claims study

India is losing its attractiveness and appeal as a study abroad destination for South Asian students to China, a study by Brookings India has claimed.

A recent Brookings India study “Is India Still the Neighbourhood’s Education Hub?” showed that, over the years, India has started to lose its position as the main educational hub in the region to China.

Latest statistics show that both China and India now receive the same number of South Asian students.

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Canada Coronavirus special measures for study permit applicants - Global Education Times (GET News)

Canada Coronavirus special measures for study permit applicants

Canada has announced a series of special measures to help study permit applicants from China, Iran and South Korea, whose application processes have been hindered by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Several citizens and residents of the aforementioned countries badly affected by the Coronavirus have been unable to lodge their Canada study permit visa applications due to widespread shutdowns of public services in the regions.

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EXCLUSIVE: Israel CHE calls for better post study work rights for foreign students - Global Education Times (GET News)

EXCLUSIVE: Israel CHE calls for better post study work rights for foreign students

In a positive statement for international students, Michal Neumann, the newly-appointed acting director general of the Council for Higher Education (CHE), has called for Israel to establish better post study work rights to attract more foreign students to the country.

In a conversation with Global Education Times, Neumann sounded upbeat about the country’s attractiveness amongst international students, and reaffirmed that positive moves such as better post study work rights, diversity on campus, and English-language courses, could elevate Israel’s standing as a study abroad destination.

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India to roll out IND-SAT exams across Asia and Africa - Global Education Times (GET News)

India to roll out IND-SAT exams across Asia and Africa

The government of India hopes to increase international student enrolment in the Study in India campaign by the introduction of an IND-SAT aptitude test.

The Indian government has formalised its budget for the year 2020 and special attention was given to the Study in India initiative which was launched in 2018.

The aim of the Study in India initiative was to increase the number of international students coming to India for graduate and post graduate studies.

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Western Sydney University offers $1500 for Chinese students to return - Global Education Times (GET News)

Western Sydney University offers $1500 for Chinese students to return

Australia’s Western Sydney University has announced that it will offer AUD $1500 to Chinese students in order to subsidise their return to studies at the university.

The Coronavirus travel ban currently restricts travel to Australia from mainland China, and individuals travelling from China must first spend 14 days in another country before they can return to Australia.

Western Sydney University is offering a one-off subsidy to affected Chinese students to help cover this additional travel cost, so that they can return and commence their studies.

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