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Canada’s New Regulations for Prospective International Student

  • 19 May 2014

The new regulations for prospective international students will take into effect from June 1, 2014. This step will aim to strengthen Canada’s status as International study destiny while protecting the integrity of Canada’s quality education and minimising the potential for fraud and misuse of the program. Following are the rules which will take effect from June 1, 2014.

It is mandatory for the applicant to enrol the course in which he wishes to pursue studies in Canada.

Study permits will be allocated to only those institutions which are designated to receive international students.

Study permit will allow an international student to work part time (20 hours) during term time and full time during holidays and schedule breaks.

Visitors may apply from a study permit from within the Canada.

A study permit becomes invalid 90 days following the completion of studies.

Eligible international graduates will be authorised to work until the decision on their PSW will be made.

Australia’s Rising Trend on International Student

  • 20 May 2014

Australia is getting popular destiny among the international prospective student. The government data shows that there is 2.6% growth in that trend taking the figures to three years high as compared to 2010. In terms of source countries, four of the top five markets which include countries such as China, South Korea, Vietnam and Thailand are sending more students while students from India again showing a rise in application since 2010. Beyond the top five there is strong growth from additional source countries for international students in Australia such as Brazil, Pakistan, Colombia, Philippines, Taiwan and Italy.

Higher education comprises the largest volume of both international student enrolments (43.9%) and commencements (31.6%) for 2013. International enrolments in higher education grew slightly by 0.4% over 2012 and commencements more substantially by 8.1% over 2012. China is by far the lead source country for higher education (39.9%), with India far back in second place at 7.2%.

Post-graduate studies are currently a greater growth area than undergraduate studies for international enrolments in Australia. Bachelor-level commencements declined by 3.5% in 2013, compared to growth of 19.4% for post-graduate commencements in the same period.

International student enrolments in Australia from 1994 – 2013 Source: Australian Education International

International Student mobility to Foreign Countries

  • 25 May 2014

International students are more reluctant to choose countries which offer them career enhancements, social and economic growth. According to a report publish in OEDC (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and development, 2011) the trends of mobility among student are constantly rising. The top-level trends found in the OECD data are compelling to say the least:

The global population of internationally mobile students more than doubled from 2.1 million in 2000 to nearly 4.5 million in 2011. Given that growth trajectory, that total number is likely nudging closer to 5 million in 2014.

Asian students account for 53% of all students studying abroad. China, India, and South Korea are the world’s leading sources of international students. One out of six internationally mobile students is from China, and together these three top countries account for more than a quarter of all students studying outside their home countries.

The US is still the world’s leading destination. But America’s market share is falling (from about 23% of all internationally mobile students in 2000 to 17% in 2011). This is partly due to the increasing share of other English-speaking destinations, such as the UK, Australia, and Canada.

The changing trends of mobility of student do rely on immigration rules and regulation of international study destination countries. Here is a quick round up of current trends according to University World News.

USA’s global trend may indeed be falling but it is still on pace to enroll an estimated 900,000 foreign students in higher education programmes this year.

UK enrolments are beginning to flatten out with the introduction of more restrictive visa policies.

Australia is seeing signs of growth in international enrolments after years of decline.

Canada is aiming to double its enrolment base again by 2022.