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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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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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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93% increase in Indians who got UK study visas - Global Education Times (GET News)

93% increase in Indians who got UK study visas

Over 37,500 Indian students received UK study visas in 2019, a 93% increase from last year’s number.

The latest UK Immigration Statistics, which was published last week, revealed that this is the largest number of UK study visas which have been issued to Indian students across the previous eight years.

This rise denotes the continuation of the strong upward trend in UK student visa numbers for Indians, which has continued to grow since 2016.

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Foreign students granted increased work rights in Russia - Global Education Times (GET News)

Foreign students granted increased work rights in Russia

Russia has approved a new law which will significantly improve the work rights available to foreign students pursuing education in the country.

The new law will allow foreign students more flexibility in obtaining employment and lift restrictions currently in place on working during education.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has given the green signal to a new law which will simplify working rights of foreign students, which, at present, mandates that foreign students can only seek employment without a work permit at their state-accredited university during their free time or during their days off.

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Up to 2 years more PSW in Australia from this week - Global Education Times (GET News)

Up to 2 years more PSW in Australia from this week

Starting this week, some foreign students in Australia will have access to 2 more years of PSW (Post Study Work Rights) with the expansion of the regional cities list for immigration purposes.

The definition of regional Australia for migration has changed with effect from 16 November, 2019.

Foreign students who seek to work in Australia with the Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485), which grants them post-study work rights, will have access to up to 2 more years of work rights in Australia depending on where they choose to study.

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Only 1 English test for medical professionals UK Tier 2 Visa - Global Education Times (GET News)

Only 1 English test for medical professionals UK Tier 2 Visa

Medical and healthcare professionals will no longer need to meet separate English language requirements when applying for their Tier 2 Visa (General), when they have already met them as part of registering with a relevant regulatory body.

It also means that international students who have completed their training in the UK will not need further English language testing to remain and work on a Tier 2 visa (General).

This means that these healthcare professionals such as doctors, nurses, dentists, and midwives, are to be exempt from the English language requirement for their visa application where they have used their successful OET (Occupational English Test) results for professional registration.

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UK post study work visa to be relaunched - Global Education Times (GET News)

UK PSW post study work visa to be relaunched

The British government has announced its intention to relaunch the 2-year UK post study work visa for foreign students who choose to study in the UK.

Under the new visa reform proposals by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government, foreign students will have access to the UK post study work visa that will grant them right to work in the country for up to two years after graduation.

This is likely to apply to foreign students who enrol to study in the UK from 2020-21.

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