20 June 2018

Around the world in five

Here’s a round-up of five developments and news stories from key international education markets.

Around the world in 20

CANADA

Faster student visa processing for four Asian countries

Canada has launched a Student Direct Stream to make visa processing times faster for eligible students from China, India, Vietnam and the Philippines.

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GLOBAL

Let them talk: The power of student reviews

Candid student reviews of study destinations and institutions have a profound impact on prospect engagement, search optimisation, and the overall effectiveness of the recruitment marketing effort.

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US

Soft power declines as number of international students shrinks

The decline in international students studying in the US may mean a decline in the US’s soft power, according to two researchers at the University of Pittsburgh.

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SOUTH EAST ASIA

Ed-tech start-up raises $8.5 million from Malaysian investors

An education technology start-up has raised $8.5 million as it aims to keep building its platform for hosting massive open online courses. The business has seven Australian universities and 30 Malaysian universities as customers.

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UK

UK relaxes visa rules for students from 11 ‘low-risk’ countries

The UK Home Office has announced a revised immigration policy, no longer requiring student applicants from 11 countries to show proof for educational, financial and English requirements. The revised list does not include India, which The National Indian Students and Alumni Union UK has called unfair.

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