13 November 2020 at 9:00 am

Around the world in five

Here's a round-up of stories from our key international markets.


Will university rankings adjust to our uncertain times?

Rankings have become a part of academic reality and, when this reality begins to change, rankings must follow suit. Hence, the ranking elite took the opportunity to discuss the possible impact COVID-19 may have on both international and national rankings.

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The US issued 99% fewer student visas to applicants from China this year — here’s why

The US has granted a total of 808 F-1 visas to students in mainland China between April and September 2020, according to data from the US State Department. 

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Japan’s National Universities to Increase Number of International Students

Japan’s Education Ministry is planning to increase the number of international students who will be permitted to pursue studies at the country’s national universities in the 2022 academic year.

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UK 600k int’l student target by 2030 “achievable”

Despite the impact of Covid-19 on study abroad numbers, the UK government target of attracting 600,000 international students by 2030 is still “completely achievable”, according to the Home Office head of Student Migration Policy.

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How NZ university fees compare to the rest of the world - are they too high?

New Zealand university fees are higher than those in many European and Asian countries, according to a new study. An analysis of 50 nations with top-ranking universities ranked New Zealand 14th most expensive, averaging $8595 per student per year.

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