Every country has one or another unique component that attracts individuals to study there. However, students tend to research well in advance about the courses, universities, and countries that can help them excel in their careers. The process and journey for studying abroad are long, so a student needs to be cautious while applying for higher studies abroad.
Most of the time, it has been seen that universities focus more on international student recruitment. But the students should also be careful about the rules and regulations laid down by the country.
Are new regulations laid in the UK impacting international students?
In May, the UK home secretary came up with the decision to not allow dependents with the students unless they are enrolled in postgraduate or research courses. This announcement came into effect when the government saw an increased number of dependents travelling with international students. Specifically dependents coming with students from Africa and Asia are increasing.
However, in the initial stages, there might be potential chances that students get discouraged. However, in the long term, it is likely to be beneficial for the personal growth of an individual. Students immersing themselves in different communities can gain greater cultural insight.
What impact do policies in Australia have on international students?
Australia is renowned for offering excellent post-study work rights to students. The recent changes brought by the authorities regarding post-study rights are effective July 1. According to the change, work rights for certain courses are extended for up to 8 years.
This extension provides graduates of higher education institutions abroad with significant benefits. It enables them to stay in the country for a longer time, and gain valuable work experience to enhance their employability.
Canada’s announcement of an overall 6-band IELTS score:
Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada removed the requirement that IELTS Academic test-takers obtain a minimum score of 6.0 on each section. As per the new policy, an individual needs an overall score of 6.0, which is effective August 10, 2023. This policy change depicts a commitment to promote diversity and focus on the overall language proficiency of students. These changes in IELTS scores will attract a larger number of students. Students may consider more universities to study abroad.