19 June 2024 at 10:00 am

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Education news stories from our key partner countries around the world

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From 1 July 2024, holders of a Visitor Visa in Australia will not be able to apply for a Student Visa onshore, in new rules announced by the Minister for Home Affairs, the Hon Claire O’Neil MP. Temporary Graduate Visa holders will also no longer be able to apply for Student Visas onshore. According to the Minister, these changes are aimed at restricting visa hopping, “ending the loopholes that allow student and other temporary visa holders to continuously extend their stay in Australia”. 


The European Council, composed of national ministers from each EU country, has accepted a recommendation from the European Commission (which proposes and implements policies for the EU), to increase opportunities for European youth to learn, train, and study in other parts of Europe as well as in non-EU countries. 


The annual survey of The Japan Association of Overseas Studies (JAOS) was released in May, providing a baseline indicator of outbound mobility from Japan based on responses from a sample of 40 JAOS member-agencies. Top line results show that outbound student numbers have now recovered to 83% of pre-Covid levels however destination choices continue to shift for Japanese students, and more are choosing to study within Asia.  

Latin America 

Latin America has become a region of high interest as colleges and universities worldwide seek to diversify their international student population, steering away from the traditional recruitment markets such as Southeast Asia. 

South Africa 

After pandemic-induced turbulence in South Africa’s English Language Teaching sector, which saw a decline in memberships, school closures, and more, the country is witnessing a significant market recovery post-Covid. 

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