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Slow route to faster visas

Our public universities were the guinea pigs in the introduction of the streamlined visa for international students. Now it’s to be offered more widely. By Phil Honeywood. “Based on the institutional pain that was inflicted on the public universities when ...

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Welcome back

International enrolments have declined in recent years but are on the rise again. By Louis White The income derived from international students is essential for the financial survival of Australia’s universities, and after a brief hiatus the numbers are starting ...

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Help guide for foreign students

Race Discrimination Commissioner Helen Szoke has released principles to promote and protect the human rights of international students at the Australian International Education Conference, calling on organisations working with overseas students to ensure basic human rights are protected. “These principles ...

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Providers call for visa clarity

 The government needs more representatives overseas to explain our rules or we will hurt a multibillion-dollar industry, writes Louis White. There have been too many changes to international student visa requirements that have happened far too quickly and without clarity. That ...

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Groups baulk at capping international students

A suggestion that capping the number of international students in Australia could improve educational quality is not winning support among related peak bodies. The International Education Association of Australia (IEAA), Universities Australia, TAFE Directors Australia, the Australian Council for Private ...

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British unis seek leniency on immigration

Universities UK is appealing to Prime Minister David Cameron to remove overseas students from the net immigration count, ahead of a possible backlash against the sector arising from the next batch of immigration figures. Eric Thomas, president of UUK, said ...

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What international students need from teachers

 Course facts and figures from teachers are not enough for many foreign students, it’s that little bit of extra ‘life’ support that can really help, writes Arfa Noor.  Friends and fellow students have often questioned my decision to start my ...

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Govt softens over Iranian students

The Australian government has advised universities and TAFE colleges to consider compassionate or compelling grounds for Iranian students being crippled by sanctions against their home country. Australian Education International released an online fact sheet on Wednesday for the students and ...

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