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.
The Institute of International Education (IIE) released its landmark summary of international student enrollment in USA on 14th November, 2016. This year has shown an overall progress for US in terms of admissions of international students.
Australian Department of Education and Training (DET) has released a latest data which shows the strong growth of Australia in International Students Enrollment in 2016. The reports suggests 12% rise in international enrollment and 11% rise in commencements in 2016 compared to 2015.
Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) has given a new recent report which states that enrollment of international students in Russia has increased nearly threefold over the past decade. In 2004/05 there were a total of 100,900 students which has gone up to 282,900 in 2014/15. This suggests a total growth of 180% over a period of ten years.
Ireland has announced a new international education strategy for 2016-2020. It aims to grow more than the previous cycle of 2010-2015. So they have launched a new cycle of targets and implementation for Irish educators and policymakers.
Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has reported that the number of student visa applications for Australia have steadily increased since 2011. They have seen a growth of 7.8% every year from 2011 to 2016. The overall Student Visa Approval Rate also remain high at 90.5%.