Note From the Editor
With the sudden influx of international students to major study destinations, student visa delays have become a common issue, as many government agencies are still dealing with the effects of the pandemic on their operations. The good news is that government officials are aware of the problem and are already trying to address the issues.
After Indian students had expressed concerns about the long wait times for student visa applications, Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar said that he addressed some problems with visas for Indians in their conversation with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. The COVID-19 pandemic, according to Blinken, is primarily to blame for the delays, and the country is working to ease those issues.
International students have been welcomed back into several schools in the North Canterbury area since the borders were reopened. While international students who spend between $15,000 to $17,000 annually to study provide financial benefit, education institutions view this as a chance to raise cultural diversity and educational opportunities within the universities.
Since Brexit in 2020, Ireland has been filling the role of being among the favorite destinations for overseas students, signaling an unstifled Erasmus Programme despite Brexit. Between 2014 and 2020, the popular destinations for Czech international students were Germany, Spain, and the UK. Ireland currently ranks in 10th place but as the only English-speaking country left in the EU, it is seen as a potential study destination for Czech students and other global learners from other parts of the world.
With a fair safety score of 48.3 out of 100 and a happiness score of 7.04, Dublin is named one of the top five favorite cities for international education. The Irish capital placed fourth on the list, with Paris coming in first, Berlin and Barcelona being second and third, and Stockholm in fifth place.
While Australia’s higher education sector was one of the worst hit by the pandemic due to the country’s strict border control, some officials are cautiously optimistic that it will bounce back stronger now that borders have reopened. Business schools in Australia are looking forward to increasing enrolments of foreign students, particularly from China.
CRS, a points-based system that scores a profile to rank applicants, is used to evaluate incoming immigrants to Canada. Only if you can score above the CRS cut, then you might get an invitation to apply (ITA). The younger the adult is, the higher the CRS score.
A total of 16,630 applications for a student permit were filed until July this year. According to the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND), around a thousand have already received their study permits on September 17, with another batch set to receive theirs on September 24.
A recent study revealed that 83 percent of Indian students believe that going abroad for their studies helps them get better, high-paying jobs. This revelation is poised to boost international education communities in India.
Germany has made it mandatory for Indian students to get their academic records assessed by the Academic Evaluation Center (APS) and obtain authenticity certificates before applying for student visas. From November 1st, APS certificates will be a mandatory part of the documents to be submitted with the visa application, the German Missions in India said.
China and India export larger numbers of students but pandemic restrictions crimp expansion. China’s reluctance to issue visas to foreigners is still a great blow, undermining the country’s ability to attract international students keen to come and learn about the country.
U.K. figures released on Thursday, September 22, show 275,390 international students have been accepted onto a course, higher than the 272,500 last year and up from 239,460 in 2019. The 28-day point analysis for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland puts the entry rate for 18-year-olds at 37.3 percent.
A Nigerian family based in Ukraine was on standby for their visa to Canada when the war broke out. A remote international student completing her master’s degree in health at the University of New Brunswick shared her family’s survival story and recounted how–as an international student caught in the middle of the Ukraine-Russia War–she received support from the higher education institution she was currently enrolled in Canada.
Glasgow Caledonian New York College (GCNYC) is New York City’s College For the Common Good. It offers three Master of Science degrees, including M.S. in Sustainable Fashion, M.S. in Business for Social Impact and Sustainability, and M.S. in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership.
GCNYC focuses on equipping students with deep examination and application of business, fashion, and risk management through the lenses of sustainability and social impact. GCNYC is chartered by the New York State Department of Education and is a candidate for accreditation by the Middle States Commission for Higher Education.
This program offered by Canadian College through a St. Lawrence College curriculum reinforces students’ existing knowledge and experience in all facets of supply chain management and logistics. Students will benefit from both theoretical and practical perspectives.
Students enrolled in this program will acquire two certificates. One from St. Lawrence College, Kingston, Ontario, and another from Canadian College.
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