Note From the Editor
It was a busy week for international education. For one thing, Canada has lifted the 20-hour, off-campus work cap for international students to help in augmenting their income. This move was largely met with praise from education stakeholders. In the UK, universities are employing the services of recruitment partners to increase their enrollment numbers which dwindled because of the pandemic.
The Canadian government is bringing optimism to foreign students as far as their work-while-studying setup is concerned. Finally, the 20-hour off-campus work cap has been lifted. This guideline is expected to help bootstrapped international students improve their income stream, which will help with paying for their tuition, housing, and other daily expenses.
Research shows that more higher education institutions in the United Kingdom are getting the services of recruitment partners due to the ongoing pandemic and the difficulties it has brought to student recruitment. Of the UK universities the report surveyed, 47% increased the use of private providers in their international student recruitment efforts during the pandemic.
Melbourne is home to two of the world’s 50 top-ranked universities for the first time. This is a boon for Melbourne, as university rankings are essential for universities in their quest to attract international students. International education is Victoria’s biggest export industry and generated $6.9 billion in revenue last year, according to state government figures.
In June 2022 alone, almost 118,000 Indian foreign students were given study visas in the United Kingdom. This was an 89% rise compared to 2021. Additionally, there is a 96% success rate of study visa applications among Indian global learners, making them one of the largest cohorts in the UK’s diverse community of international students.
As the new appointment slots for inbound foreign students open next month in Germany, it becomes more important to raise awareness about the nitty-gritty parts of getting study permits in this European country. The main requirements include a filled-out and signed national visa application form, passport, certificate of birth, marriage certificate (if applicable), and passport-size photographs, among other things.
International and domestic students are eligible for scholarships worth up to $15,000 annually to help with the cost of their studies at regional universities in 2023. Through the Destination Australia Program, tertiary education providers can apply for funding for up to 480 additional scholarships to students.
The International Migration Outlook 2022 Report estimates that 44 lakh international students are enrolled in Oecd countries, making up 10% of all tertiary students. Some 9.7 lakh (22%) were from China and 4.36 lakh (10%) were from India, making up the top two countries of origin.
Almost all European countries allow students to work during their studies. However, the main restriction that applies to non-EU students is the number of hours allowed to work. The European Commission website states that students are permitted to work up to 20 hours per week or four hours per day during the semester. Additionally, less stringent regulations are in place for non-EU students working in the area during the semester vacations.
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are making efforts to increase international student enrollment, and one of the ways they are doing that is through scholarships to help students afford the quality education they offer. The institutes hope that as word spreads that they are making moves to help international students afford enrollment, more international students will apply and eventually enroll.
At the recently held “Choose France Tour 2022” education fair in Kochi, India, aspiring international students met with representatives of 37 higher education institutions they may attend in a couple of months. And from the thousands of students that went to the fair, around 360,000 international students were seeking higher education in France.
The 19th annual edition of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, published on 12 October, demonstrates an accelerating trend: the US’s share of the world’s top 100 universities is declining, while that of East Asian nations, led by China, and universities in the Middle East is on the rise. The US has 34 universities included in the world’s top 100 positions in the world rankings.
The Ministry of Education (MOE) announced that international students are no longer required to undergo mandatory quarantine on arrival. Instead, they will need to observe seven days of “self-initiated epidemic prevention. The new policy will apply to about 6,000 students slated to enter Taiwan by the end of the year, according to MOE Chief Secretary Liao Hsin-Kuo.
Coastal Carolina University is a dynamic public institution located in Conway, a few minutes from the resort area of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It was founded in 1954 as Coastal Carolina Junior College by the Coastal Educational Foundation. Carroll Campbell, the governor of South Carolina, signed a bill making the school an autonomous state university on July 31, 1993.
Coastal Carolina University offers over 100 undergraduate and over 30 graduate-level (doctoral, educational specialist, masters) major fields of study, including specialized concentrations. The University offers Ph.D. in marine science: coastal and marine systems science, and Ph.D. in education. In addition, it also requires students to complete experiential learning (EL) which is their way to dive deep into their field of study. EL course is a requirement for graduation.
The Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Health and Social Impact of Nipissing University offers 36 units of the post-baccalaureate core including Methods in Behavioral and Social Science, Health Psychology, Quantitative Research Methods, and more. Aside from this, the students can choose at most 12 credits from the university’s list of electives.
In order to graduate with the Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Health and Social Impact, students must obtain a minimum overall average of 60% on all courses presented for the diploma. They must also complete 48 credits to earn the degree.
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