15 janvier 2020

South Korea tightens student visa rules

By Kerrie Kennedy. A rising number of overstaying international students in recent years has prompted South Korea’s government to tighten visa rules for applicants, beginning with Vietnamese students this month. More...

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Germany: visa waiting times “discouraging and demotivating”

By Viggo Stacey. Prospective students seeking to study in Germany were affected by multi-month visa waiting times at embassies around the world in 2019, with students in India, Morocco and Cameroon being affected by waiting times up to one year. More...

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Ghanaian students’ UK refusal rates highest in sub-Saharan Africa

By Viggo Stacey. Prospective students from Ghana applying for Tier 4 visas to study in the UK have seen a higher ratio of visa denials compared with other countries across sub-Saharan Africa, government statistics have revealed. More...

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UK: reintroduction of PSW praised as gov’t reveals study visa growth

By Viggo Stacey. The number of UK Tier 4 sponsored study visas granted increased by 16% in 2019, with stakeholders welcoming the government figures as the “first good look” at this year’s recruitment and acknowledging the post-study work re-introduction for the positive figures. More...

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Turkish students disappointed by UK visa denials

By Viggo Stacey. Earlier in 2019, The PIE reported that agency business directors said that some students were cancelling plans to travel to the UK due to inconsistencies in visa decisions made at British consulates in Turkey. More...

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Russia: progress in teacher visa dispute

By Viggo Stacey. Following reports that the Anglo-American School of Moscow was to go without 30 incoming foreign teachers this month after Russian authorities rejected their visas, Russia’s foreign ministry has ‘softened’ its stance amid signs of thawing tensions between the two countries. More...

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“Surprising” UK visa refusals turn Turkish students away from Britain

By Viggo Stacey. Education agencies in Turkey are reporting difficulties obtaining UK visas for their clients who want to study in the country, and blame inconsistencies in decision making at consulates in Turkey. More...

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14 janvier 2020

Portugal eases student visa process

By Viggo Stacey. The Portuguese government has simplified the process for prospective international students to apply for visas to study in the country. More...

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10 janvier 2020

US colleges rally against Trump immigration policy with legal challenge

By Viggo Stacey. Numerous US colleges and universities joined together to oppose a new federal policy they say will have destructive and harmful consequences for international students and scholars on F, J and M visas in the country. More...

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08 janvier 2020

Traffickers exploiting student visas at global level, reports reveal

By Will Nott. International students are at risk of workplace exploitation, and even more alarmingly according to a series of reports, of student visa routes being targeted by human traffickers. More...

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