The Australian government has expanded the New Colombo Plan, its programme to promote student mobility into Asia, and announced three new initiatives to increase opportunities for students in business.
UK immigration rule changes were announced last week by new Immigration Minister, James Brokenshire, which include the rubberstamping of a 12-month internship scheme for Chinese students in the UK at the top 211 universities. Nationals from UAE, Oman and Qatar are now also deemed low-risk.
The state of Victoria in Australia has unveiled a significant AUD$17.5 million international education strategy. Transport concessions for metropolitan and regional Victoria will now be offered; new Education Services Managers will be appointed in Latin America, Indonesia and China, and 150 internships will be made available among 19 initiatives.