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As Wales becomes increasingly popular to Indian students and Vietnam starts to make its mark as an emerging study destination favorite, Australian universities have begun offering new scholarships to international students. These are good for the international education sector as more and more countries slowly move to become major players in the field.
For aspiring international students, a Canadian student visa is an authorization to enter the country. However, a student visa alone does not give a student the authority to stay or study. Here’s what you also need to know about the Canadian student visa.
The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) hopes to have better collaboration between them, the Canadian provinces, and designated learning institutions on the processing of international student applications. The discussion was held in the recent virtual symposium by the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CIBE).
Wales has observed a 37-percent growth in the number of international students coming from India. Market Development Manager Harish Lokhun from Study in Wales explained that the re-establishment of the Graduate Immigration Route (GIR) opened more doors for international students, this time from India, to study in Wales.
Portugal’s Directorate of Higher Education (DGES) and their data have revealed that, so far in 2022, more than 61,000 students have submitted applications to higher education institutions in Portugal. Things are looking great in terms of the numbers as the country has seen a steady increase of student applicants since 2019.
Fully and partially funded scholarships are being offered to international students in Australia. Higher education institutions are making it a point to make it known that the Australian government, in partnership with some higher education institutions in the country, is committed to providing for international students through the said scholarships, federal funding, fellowships, grants, and other forms of financial support.
Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris said €40 million will be invested in universities and colleges across the country to make them greener and more accessible. The money will be used to support universal access. Harris added that making higher education welcome and inclusive for everyone is a key aim of his department.
Te Pūkenga, New Zealand’s Institute of Skills and Technology, Aotearoa New Zealand’s largest tertiary institution and one of the largest providers of tertiary education in the world, recently announced its new international education strategy to create a high-value future for ākonga (learners) and Aotearoa New Zealand to promote outstanding international education and global connectedness.
A Canadian governmental data agency reported that university surpluses hit a total of $7.3 billion in the year 2020-21 even though classes were all conducted online because of the COVID-19 pandemic. For international tuition, students are required to pay three times more than domestic students. Tuition costs vary from program to program, as well as university to university.
Many foreign students have chosen to study in Vietnam and their number is on the rise. The country holds significant potential to become an attractive destination for foreign students. Some 20,000 foreign students are now studying in Vietnam, primarily in graduate and post-graduate studies.
Higher education and training minister Blade Nzimande released on August 8 a draft policy for the recognition of South African Higher Education Institutional types. The policy, if passed, will affect the classification requirements of universities.
Strict border controls at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic have seen international student numbers plummet in Japan. This article looks at ways to increase the value of study in Japan for international students and suggests policies for bringing them back to Japan after the pandemic.
Israeli universities continue to climb in the Shanghai International Rankings, the most prestigious ranking in academic institutions. Three Israeli institutions recorded a jump of about 10 spots in the ranking and reached places 77-83.
University of the West England, Bristol (UWE Bristol) is a public research university located in and around Bristol. The university has a history built on partnerships and collaborations dating back to 1595. Over the years, UWE Bristol has continued this tradition in order to grow and transform itself to meet the demands of modern-day students and higher education teaching. They have three other campuses–Frenchay Campus, City Campus, and Glenside Campus.
The university is divided into four faculties, namely: Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education, Faculty of Business and Law, Faculty of Environment and Technology, and Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences.
The Bachelor of Health Sciences at Cape Breton University (CBU) focuses on environmental health. This segment of public health centers on keeping people healthy in the places they live, work and play. This program taps into the natural resources in the region, focusing on food safety, water, and air quality, communicable disease control, and occupational health and safety.
CBU offers three streams of this program. Stream One is the four-year option for students graduating from high school. Stream Two is an accelerated option for students with a previous science degree or similar degree/diploma. Stream Three is an in-career option for military workers who must be certified by the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors.
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