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.
New figures from the UK today will suggest that 97% of international students leave after their studies, which negates concerns about significant numbers of overstayers. Home Secretary Amber Rudd has called for a detailed study into the impact of international students.
Proposed plans to introduce ‘extreme vetting’ for some would-be travellers to the US, if implemented, will also damage higher education and research collaboration, educational and scientific organisations have said.
The New Zealand government has issued a second round of changes for high- and low-skilled migrant worker visas, this time raising the minimum salary. The move has stirred up uncertainty among educators and agents.
Manoeuvring through the student visa application process can be a trying experience and the rules constantly evolve as immigration policies change to suit the political climate. Sara Custer spoke with 20 major education agencies about the visa journey and charted their insight into the pros and cons of systems in top study destinations.