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  • 25 FEB 2021

    International students struggle to access hardship funds in the UK


    Around 1000 international students in the UK are using a food bank in East London while technically having access to hardship funds. These students may be concerned about using these services over fears around their immigration status if they have outstanding tuition fees. UUKi has confirmed that seeking this support will not affect visa status.

    ENGLAND
  • 24 FEB 2021

    Number of international scholars in US dropped by 9.6% in 2020

    The US saw a decline of international students in the US in 2020 as a result of coronavirus, according to an IIE Open Doors survey of 1,670 universities and colleges.
    USA STUDYINUSA
  • 23 FEB 2021

    International students file lawsuit over OPT processing in US

    International students facing delays with optional practical training applications in the US have filed a lawsuit against United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement to improve the speed of processing.
    USA STUDYINUSA
  • 19 FEB 2021

    British Columbia eases immigration restrictions for international students

    International students who have completed at least 50 per cent of their studies online with an institution in British Columbia will now be eligible to immigrate to Canada. This announcement comes in response to the effect of Covid-19 on international students unable to enter the country due to travel restrictions.

    CANADAVISA COVID CANADA
  • 18 FEB 2021

    Students frustrated over Quebec visa processing

    International students planning to study at Canadian institutions in Quebec are facing visa processing delays, with some applications dating back to early 2020. This was due to concerns over "dubious" recruitment practices which led to the suspension of processing applications at 10 institutions. Although processing has now resumed, some students remain waiting.

    CANADAVISA CANADA STUDY ABROAD
  • 17 FEB 2021

    Canadian post-graduation work permit extended to online learners

    International students completing the entirety of their studies online with a Canadian higher education institution will still be eligible to apply for a post-graduation work permit. This decision was made by the Canadian Government to assist international students affected by the pandemic.
    CANADAVISA COVID CANADA