IRCC has recently announced a two-stage approval process for new study permit applications. This process will provides a Conditional Approval of Study Permit Applications which allows international students to begin their studies online while be at their home country, and then comply with conditions after Visa Application Centers (VACs) will get restored.
During a Federal Court hearing on 14-July-2020, US Government has withdrawn its Guideline for International Students published on last 06-July-2020 for International Students taking Online Study. Thus the previous guideline which has banned international students who are planning for ONLINE Study from entering and remaining in the US has been overruled now.
SEVP released Guideline on last 06-July-2020 explaining modification in temporary exemptions for International Students taking Online Study during Fall 2020 Term. This change has been acknowledged as a historical and the most horrible by majority of the stakeholders. This may require international students to leave USA if they are planning for ONLINE-Only Study for Fall 2020 Term.
We have observed that IRCC became aggressive to promote Canada as a destination of choice for international students since last few years. They keep on implementing efficient ways to process Study Permit Applications. To support growth of Study Permit Applications, IRCC has announced Student Direct Stream (SDS) on 08-June-2018 for students of India, China, Vietnam & Philippines.
The 2017 Edition of the Annual Wissenschaft Weltoffen Report reveals that foreign enrollment in Germany reached 340,305 students in 2016. This represents an increase of nearly 6% compared to previous year. It indicates the continuation of a long-term growth trend for Germany as a major study destination in Europe and the whole world.
Canada has seen a sudden rise in Applications from International Students post US presidential election. Some perceive it as evidence of a “Trump Bump.” And others see it as business as usual as the country’s foreign enrollment has been on a steady climb in recent years.
For any parent, their child will always remain a small kid even though he / she grows up to be an adult. And if at all, the child desires to go Abroad for studies, the parents will go into a world of stress and worries. They will have innumerable concerns regarding overseas education, starting from the exorbitant fees, new country and safety.
According to a latest conference held in Quebec City, the conclusion that came out was the rise in demand for Canada as a study destination for foreign students. In the conference, they forecasted the bright future for Canada’s competitive position in international education market. The trade representatives, who represented Canadian embassies in Brazil, Colombia, Panama, and Mexico, indicated a growing interest in Canada as a study destination.
The early months of Donald Trump’s presidency has marked notable changes and announcements in various sectors. On 3rd March, US Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it would suspend expedited processing of H-1B Visas as of 3 April, and that “the suspension may last up to 6 months” while it clears a backlog of pending files.
There is some good news for international students who are studying in Ireland or who are planning to select Ireland for their study. The Irish government has extended the period during which foreign graduates pursuing Master and Doctoral programs may remain and work in the country after their studies.