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Here’s why Australian students are undertaking internships in India

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India is among the sought-after destinations for Australian students taking part in the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan, with close to 1300 students heading to live, study and undertake internships in India next year. Australia’s acting high commissioner to India Rod Hilton said, as many as 1,261 students from 27 Australian universities will conduct internships,…

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Canada expands biometric requirements for study permits

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Canada expands biometric requirements for study permits

As of 31 July, Canada will require visa applicants from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa to provide fingerprints and photos The programme will be expanded to include applicants from Asia, the Asia Pacific, and the Americas on 31 December 2018 Canada is expanding its global visa processing network to help accommodate the demand of…

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EB5 Visa can be a winning opportunity for students to settle in US

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EB5 Visa can be a winning opportunity for students to settle in US

What can be better than getting a hassle-free visa for higher studies in the US and not be worried about sponsors and future job opportunities as well? The USCIS ((the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service) EB5 Visa/Green Card program could be  the solution for students with this dream. Once an Indian student is admitted…

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Canada moves to speed student visa processing for selected Asian markets

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Canada moves to speed student visa processing for selected Asian markets

Canada has introduced a new programme to expedite visa processing for students from China, India, Vietnam, and the Philippines To be eligible, students must be admitted to a public, post-secondary institution in Canada, possess strong language skills, and demonstrate the financial means to carry out their planned programme of study. Students from China, India, Vietnam,…

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Global survey compares student decision factors across study destinations

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Global survey compares student decision factors across study destinations

    Short on time? Here are the highlights: We are pleased to present the following guest post from Joseph Burrow, i-graduate’s director for client services in North America Findings from i-graduate’s International Student Barometer survey show that the most commonly cited decision factors for international students include scholarships and funding, opportunities to work while…

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Now Canada visa will take lesser time for meritorious students

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Now Canada visa will take lesser time for meritorious students

With the Canadian government initiative to shorten the visa application processing time, more international students are expected to apply to Canadian post-secondary institutions. The existing Student Partnership Program (SPP) in India will be replaced with the Student Direct Stream (SDS). While the existing SPP in India is restricted to international students intending to study at…

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UAE announces five-year student visas and residency opportunities

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UAE announces five-year student visas and residency opportunities

  Short on time? Here are the highlights: The UAE has introduced a new five-year visa for international students The move highlights the country’s determination to further expand its international student enrolment and the internationalisation of its education system     International students studying in the United Arab Emirates will now be eligible for a…

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US student visa data the latest indicator of international enrolment trends

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US student visa data the latest indicator of international enrolment trends

Short on time? Here are the highlights: The number of F-1 and M-1 visa holders in the US declined by .5% between March 2017 and March 2018 This marks the first time that the number of active visa-holding international students in the US has declined in decades, and it reflects what is now a multi-year…

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New Zealand’s foreign enrolment dipped in 2017

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New Zealand’s foreign enrolment dipped in 2017

New Zealand’s international student numbers fell off 7% through August 2017 This decline was largely influenced by a 29% decrease in Indian enrolments, and by a 30% drop in registrations for unfunded private training centres More broadly, there are a number of important shifts afoot in the country this year, in terms of enrolment distribution…

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Canada books 20% growth in 2017

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Canada books 20% growth in 2017

  Driven by continuing strong numbers from China and a notable expansion of Indian enrolments, Canada hosted a record 494,000 foreign students in 2017 This represents 20% growth over the year before, and a 41% increase since 2015 It also means that the country has met its goal to host 450,000 students by 2022 several…

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