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.
At least 30 international students are appealing against a Home Office decision to reject their Tier 2 visa applications, saying they have been duped and lost thousands of pounds, even attending a "fake" job interview.
New Zealand has launched a pilot programme that will enable international students to study for up to three consecutive study programmes under a single, five-year pathway visa, which aims to simplify the visa process for international students and thus make New Zealand more competitive as a study destination.
Students from Nigeria must wait an average of 216 days for a study permit to be processed for them to study in Canada, according to statistics published by CBIE. The data shows an overall rise in study permit processing times in 2015.
UK Home Office policy affecting international students and the impact this has on Britain’s image as a study destination overseas was the subject of lively debate at Study UK’s annual conference today, with commentators predicting a demise in the diversity of education institutions operating in the current policy landscape.