The Australian government has released the name and number of the new "low risk" education providers eligible for streamlined visa processing from November 23. Students studying Advanced Diploma level courses will soon benefit from SVP.
Year to Date statistics from Australia show a 17% rise in student visa applications for ELICOS programmes and a 15% increase for higher education, the sector's best performance since peak year 2009. Stakeholders are confident the numbers point to a return-to-growth trend.
The Association of International Educational Counselors Turkey has recognised language institutions and service providers with its second annual agency awards based on votes from executives at its 44 member agencies.
English Australia has become the latest education organisation to launch an agency partner scheme as part of a trend in ELT markets globally to champion quality agents to both sector players and students.
Christchurch Mayor, Lianne Dalziel, has sworn in the city's inaugural cohort of international student ambassadors, who will welcome incoming overseas students to New Zealand and provide support as they begin their studies.
New Zealand's Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce has claimed that moving the country's universities offshore, namely to Singapore and Southeast Asian countries, will boost university income and attract more foreign students.
Following a highly successful social media campaign, the Australian state of Queensland has awarded five international students from Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, Colombia and Korea the 'Ultimate Gap Year' worth AUS$46,000.