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.
International student visa approval rates in New Zealand continue to rise, with the US driving much of the growth among HE providers while enrolments at private training institutions continue to flourish, according to new data from Education New Zealand.
Malaysia has introduced new measures to streamline international student visa applications by allowing HE students to apply directly through EMGS. The changes should increase transparency, the Higher Education Ministry has said.
The UK Home Secretary issued a stern warning to universities about students overstaying their visas during a speech on immigration today. May did not announce any new initiatives, despite recent consultation over raising the English language requirements to study in the UK.
The UK Council For International Student Affairs (UKCISA) has told The PIE News that the Home Office’s new “credibility interviews” of international students are likely to be fairer than predicted, after a survey revealed serious concerns about them last month. UKCISA believes they will now mainly be used to support rather than dictate visa decisions.
Net migration fell in the UK by a third in the 12 months to June 2012, driven by a sharp drop in the number of overseas students coming to the country, new figures reveal. New Home Office data also reveals that overall, 20% fewer study permits were issued in the year to December 2012, with South Asian countries worst affected.