UKIBC study reveals top barriers to deeper UK-India HE collaboration - Global Education Times (GET News)

UKIBC study reveals top barriers to deeper UK-India HE collaboration

The United Kingdom’s immigration policy and India’s higher education policy have been found to be the top barriers toward establishing deeper UK-India HE collaboration, a UKIBC study has found.

A report published by the UK-India Business Council (UKIBC) titled Higher Education Collaboration: Futureproofing the UK India Partnership has looked at the benefits that UK Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) gain from India and the barriers that are currently in the way of deeper collaboration.

The report draws from an initial survey of 67 higher education institutions across the UK.

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Number of Indian students in Taiwan grows 56% in 2018 - Global Education Times (GET News)

Number of Indian students in Taiwan grows 56% in 2018

The number of Indian students in Taiwan has shot up by 56% to 2,398 students between 2017 and 2018, according to figures shared with Global Education Times.

Recent data from the Taiwan Ministry of Education shared with Global Education Times shows that the total number of Indian students pursuing their education in Taiwan has increased a sharp growth in just one year, registering an increase of 56% from 2017 to 2018.

In 2003, figures indicate that only 5 Indian students were enrolled on programmes in Taiwan, showing an incredible 15-year total growth of almost 48,000%, as the country becomes a more attractive destination of study.

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UK, Germany and Australia offer best post-study work visa - Global Education Times (GET News)

UK, Germany and Australia offer best post-study work visa

Australia, UK and Germany are the countries best for post-study work for international students, according to data compiled by The Atlas.

Post-study work up to 2 years will be available to students graduating from UK universities after 2020.

The change to policy has been introduced in order to attract “the best and brightest” from across the world to study and work in the UK.

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4 in 10 applications for Canada student visa rejected - Global Education Times (GET News)

4 in 10 applications for Canada student visa rejected

39% of Canada student visa applicants were rejected in the first five months of 2019, statistics reveal.

The nearly 4-in-10 student visa rejections include applications for primary, secondary, post-secondary and language programmes.

Over half (53%) of all international students headed to study a Bachelor’s degree in Canada were turned away by immigration officials in the period from January to May this year, according to data provided by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

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British Columbia foreign students healthcare fees doubled - Global Education Times (GET News)

British Columbia foreign students healthcare fees doubled

An updated payment method from 2020 will see British Columbia foreign students healthcare costs doubled to Canadian $75 per month.

This news comes as Medical Service Plan (MSP) is eliminated for British Columbians in the Province.

The old MSP system required international students to pay premiums as part of their healthcare coverage. This was the same for Canada’s British Columbia natives.

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Faster Canada student visa for Pakistan with Student Direct Stream - Global Education Times (GET News)

Faster Canada student visa for Pakistan with Student Direct Stream

An initiative seeking to streamline and speed-up the processing of applications for inbound students in Canada has been expanded.

The Student Direct Stream will now be available to providing faster Canada student visa for Pakistan students.

Called the Student Direct Stream (SDS), the Canadian government expanded this faster visa-processing initiative, giving access to Pakistan students to apply for student visa study permits to Canada.

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Study highlights ‘gap’ between career transition, foreign student employment - Global Education Times

Study highlights ‘gap’ between career transition, foreign student employment

The career transition services have not kept pace with the growing number of international foreign students globally amid gaps in the work environment, a study showed.

In a report, the International Education Association of Australia (IEAA) said that there was a significant gap between student intentions with respect to post-study work, and the students’ actual employment outcomes after graduation.

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Foreign students in Canada allowed longer stay - Global Education Times

Foreign students in Canada allowed longer stay

Foreign students in Canada can now stay for up to six months after the government earlier this year announced changes to its popular Post-Graduation Work Permit Programme (PGWP).

The government, in an announcement earlier this year, doubled foreign graduates’ stay in Canada for up to 180 days from the prior 90 days upon their school’s issuance of their notice of graduation.

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