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 Ireland extends post-study work eligibility for students studying remotely due to COVID

Ireland extends post-study work eligibility for students studying remotely due to COVID

Ireland has temporarily adjusted a key immigration policy affecting international students in light of COVID, in an effort both to protect students’ ability to stay in Ireland after...

 Survey finds majority of students struggling with mental health during COVID

Survey finds majority of students struggling with mental health during COVID

More than half (56%) of undergraduate students responding to a 21-country survey say that their mental health has suffered as a result of COVID. The survey, undertaken by...

 Australia: Growing frustration at continued border closures for international students

Australia: Growing frustration at continued border closures for international students

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison remains committed to reserving his country’s COVID quarantine facilities for Australians returning home – and will not allocate space in such facilities for...

 Russia reopens to international students

Russia reopens to international students

Russia is opening its borders to foreign students under certain conditions, according to the country’s ministry overseeing consumer protection, Rospotrebnadzor. To be allowed into the country to study,...

 How the pandemic is shaping the expectations and decisions of international students

How the pandemic is shaping the expectations and decisions of international students

The pandemic is fundamentally shaping the lives of young people belonging to Gen Z (born between 1995 and 2015). Across the world, these young adults are confronted with...

UK’s updated International Education Strategy commits to growth targets and post-pandemic recovery

Despite all of the disruptions arising from the pandemic, the number of foreign students in UK universities grew by 12% last year and surpassed a total enrolment of...

Australian government cautions on 2021 border opening as economic impact deepens

The new academic year in Australia begins in March, and this is normally an exciting, busy month as many thousands of international students flock to schools and campuses...

Canada toughens testing and quarantine requirements for international arrivals

Editor’s note: This article has been updated and expanded to reflect current government guidance around the now-active testing and quarantine rules (as of 21 February) as well as...

A closer look at the factors shaping Australia’s international enrolment this year

Earlier this week, Brendan Murphy, the Secretary of Australia’s Department of Health, said that he expected that the country’s current restrictions on international arrivals were likely to remain...

New Biden presidency offers hope to international students and educators in the US

The United States has a new President and Vice President, and the new administration will usher in an entirely different policy agenda and approach to relations with the...

New Zealand border exception will allow 1,000 international students to return this year

Beginning in April 2021, the New Zealand government will welcome back 1,000 international students who found themselves outside of the country when New Zealand closed its borders due...

Canada announces extension for international students with post-graduation work permits

Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Marco Mendicino, has announced that international graduates with post-graduation work permits (PGWPs) that have expired or are about to expire are...

Agent perceptions of study abroad destinations changing as the pandemic continues

Navitas has conducted two studies in 2020 – one in May and one in September – gauging the degree to which the attractiveness of a study abroad destination is...

Digital health passports will help shape global travel in 2021

Given the pressing economic need for international travel to rebound in 2021, governments and companies are working together to develop ways for travellers to demonstrate that they are...

International enrolment management for 2021: Virtual events and 24-hour recruiting

It goes without saying that few educators have found 2020 to be a banner year for their international programmes. But if there’s any silver lining, many have been...