Russian students hoping to study in the US have been hit by the side effects of continuing diplomatic turmoil between the two nations, as education agents report major issues in the visa process as a result.
A new student visa pilot is being implemented at four universities in England, it was announced last week, which will allow students to submit less documents for their application as well as stay six months after their studies.
New work rights for the dependants of international postgraduate students who are enrolled on a course lasting for more than a year were announced this week by the UK government in its autumn statement.
The UK government has introduced exit checks to monitor people leaving the UK, in a bid to help to control immigration and prevent overstaying. The move could benefit Tier 4 visa sponsor institutions as well by making it easier to prove that students have left the country.