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All the latest news and advice for prospective & current international students, keeping you informed on your education journey.

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  • 02 FEB 2023

    The University of Hong Kong has been named the most international university in the world

    Times Higher Education has placed the University of Hong Kong first in its 2023 list of the world's most international universities. The rankings are based on universities' proportion of international students and staff, as well as their global reputation and collaboration. Three other Hong Kong universities feature in the top 10, alongside three from the UK, two from Switzerland and one from Singapore.

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  • 01 FEB 2023

    China will stop recognising online degrees from foreign universities

    Students in China who are taking online courses from international universities have been alarmed by a government announcement that it will no longer recognise their degrees. Flights to Australia became overbooked as students were instructed to be there in person for the start of term in February. In response, the government has reassured anyone whose move is delayed that they will be permitted to continue studying online temporarily.

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  • 29 JAN 2023

    UK government considers allowing international students to work more hours

    International students in the UK would be allowed to work for 30 hours a week under plans being discussed by the government. At present, student visas only permit a maximum of 20 hours paid work per week. The possibility of removing the time limit completely is also being considered.

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  • 28 JAN 2023

    The UK government is divided over the duration of student visas

    Plans by Home Secretary Suella Braverman to reduce the amount of time international students can stay in the UK after graduation to six months are opposed by the Department for Education. Currently, student visas guarantee that graduates can remain in the country for at least two years, and it is still unclear if this will change.

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  • 27 JAN 2023

    India becomes the number one country for student visa applications to Australia

    Almost 44,000 student visa applications were made to Australia by people from India in the last six months of 2022. This means the country has overtaken China as the top source of applications. Nepal, Colombia and the Philippines complete the top five.

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  • 26 JAN 2023

    UNESCO dedicates the 2023 International Day of Education to Afghan girls and women

    UNESCO has used this year's International Day of Education (January 24) to declare its support for the rights of girls and women in Afghanistan. According to the organisation, 80 per cent of Afghan girls are not in education, with 40 per cent having been denied access by the Taliban.

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