Research found that international
students who remain in the
country to work earn less than
their Canadian counterparts,
although the pay gap does narrow
over time, while the country
has also removed biometrics
exemptions for students when
applying for visas.
A survey showed that universities in the UK may not
have the funds to offer study abroad placements to
their students without a post-Brexit plan in place. UUKi
confirmed that remaining in Erasmus+ was a priority as
transition negotiations continue with the EU, and that it
would campaign for a further year of fee freezes for EU
applicants starting university in 2021.
There has been a decline in the
number of international students from
outside of Europe coming to study in
Wales. While students from China,
Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia have
increased, South Asian countries have
declined the most, with students from
Bangladesh and India representing
the most significant decreases.
University of Twente became the first
university in the Netherlands to make English
its official working language. All classes,
official documents and promotional materials
will now be in English.
An increase in tuition fees from
international students in September
was met with opposition, resulting
in free education being ruled a
Data shows that over
25,000 students enrolled
in an Italian as a second
language course in Italy in
2018. The largest number of
students came from Germany,
the US and Switzerland and
were between the ages of
18 and 25.
A UK conference discussed the issue of Nigeria’s lack of capacity for students
studying at tertiary level, with around 900,000 students being unable to
secure a place at local universities. Meanwhile, Canada introduced an express
visa pilot scheme to improve the processing time of study permit applications
for Nigerian students.
A little under 342,000 students took part
in a study abroad program in the US in the
2017/18 academic year. While the number
of international students in the US reached
an all time high, first-time enrolment also
declined for the third year in a row. A recent
investigation also found that thousands of
students may have overstayed their visas.
A report by the Department of Business,
Economic Development and Tourism said
that international students contributed
US$447 million to the State of Hawai’i in
2018, with the majority of those students on
short-term study programs.