Weekly News Round-Up: October 14, 2022

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By Shorelight Team
Last updated on October 14, 2022

Each week the Shorelight team rounds up trusted headlines on the latest in international education and all things impacting students and universities.

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Canada Removes Limit on Off-Campus Work Hours for International Students

October 12, 2022

While this is a temporary rule for international students studying in Canada, it will have an impact on future enrollments. Many students from India and other countries choose Canada because of their post-graduation work opportunities; being able to work during their studies is another win for students.

“With the economy growing at a faster rate than employers can hire new workers, Canada needs to look at every option so that we have the skills and workforce needed to fuel our growth. Immigration will be crucial to addressing our labour shortage. By allowing international students to work more while they study, we can help ease pressing needs in many sectors across the country, while providing more opportunities for international students to gain valuable Canadian work experience and continue contributing to our short-term recovery and long-term prosperity.”

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Five Reasons for Indian Students to Consider the UK for an Education Abroad

October 10, 2022

“For many years now, the UK has been a highly coveted foreign education destination for Indian students. Over the past couple of years, there has been a significant rise in the number of students traveling to the UK from India to pursue university courses. In the year ending June 2022 alone, nearly 118,000 Indians were issued study visas, an 89% rise compared to the previous year. With a high success rate of 96% for study visa applications, well above the global average.”

Get the full story on The Economic Times >

Number of New Chinese Students at US Colleges Plummeted this Fall, Visa Data Show

October 11, 2022

Over the last six years, geopolitical tensions and policies have led to lower-than-normal enrollment rates out of China. Additionally, global competition is increasing, and China has been investing in its own higher education infrastructure. While their numbers are down, they are still at the top of the list in the US.

“The number of U.S. visas issued to Chinese students for the new academic year plunged from pre-pandemic levels, an alarming development for American colleges that have come to rely on tuition dollars from a booming Chinese market. Still, the total number of new student visas awarded for the fall of 2022 was up, thanks to surging demand from India, according to a Chronicle analysis of visa data collected by the U.S. Department of State.”

Get the full story on The Chronicle of Higher Education >