Educators in Canada have voiced their concern over the impact of a rule change that will mean international students completing a pathway programme before postsecondary study must obtain a separate study permit for each course.
EduSA has resorted to court action over what it has called an “unconstitutional rejection of study visas”, following a longstanding policy impasse that EFL providers say has significantly damaged their business.
Tuition fee revenue for international education topped $1bn in New Zealand for the first time last year, as enrolments grew by 13%, according to the newly released Education New Zealand snapshot report.
The Simplified Student Visa Framework came into force this month, promising to level the playing field by enabling students across all education sectors to access streamlined visa processing. The new framework has been broadly welcomed, but there may still be hiccups to overcome.
New visa rules will make it easier for non-EU students and researchers to work during their studies and to stay on after graduation. They will also facilitate greater freedom of movement for international students between EU countries.