14 May 2024 at 10:30 am

Around the world in five

Education news stories from our key partner countries around the world.

Around the world in 10

United Kingdom

UK: student visas down as dependent applications plummet

The UK Home Office has published data showing a large decline in student dependent applications since new legislation was introduced at the beginning of this year, as well as a fall in student visa applications. 


The Australian government has announced a legislative package with a series of new measures for the country’s international education sector. The measures include a cap on new international student enrolments, a prohibition on education providers holding ownership positions in education agencies, a ban on agent commissions for onshore student transfers, and more stringent oversight of education providers and agents alike.  


Record immigration is colliding with housing crises across the world

India Times is reporting that countries like Canada and Australia are reevaluating their immigration policies to address the pressures on housing affordability and sustain economic growth. 

United States 

Agents worried over high US visa rejections for African students

International education actors in Africa are uniting with their US partners and activists to call on the study destination’s government to ‘rethink’ visa policies for African students. 


Malaysia, Singapore & Thailand rise in THE Asia rankings

India has overtaken China as the second-most represented country in the Times Higher Education Asia University rankings 2024, with 91 universities compared with the neighbouring nation’s 86 institutions. 

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