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High quality online teaching is crucial to ensure the health of Chinese international student recruitment according to a new white paper.

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International students are now able to enter South Africa to take up study programs, but issues remain for the country’s ELT sector. 



Malaysia orders universities online and restricts foreign student entry
Malaysia’s universities were scheduled to fully reopen on 2 October. On that same day, and in the face of rapidly rising COVID counts, the Ministry of Higher Education directed all institutions to shift all instruction and registration online – a move that not only caught the country’s universities off guard but that also led to a backlash from students and …
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Tracking reported and projected higher education enrolment through SeptemberAs the pandemic began to take hold early this year, it quickly became clear that the severity of its impact would depend greatly on how long it continued into 2020 or even 2021. The academic year in Australia and New Zealand was immediately disrupted in the first quarter of 2020. And, as we moved into the second quarter of the …Continue reading…
US revokes over 1,000 Chinese students’ visas due to national security concernsOver the past three months, the US government has revoked the visas of more than 1,000 Chinese students who it deems to be “high-risk graduate students and research scholars” connected to China’s alleged aim to “acquire sensitive United States technologies and intellectual property, in part to bolster the modernisation and capability of its military, the People’s Liberation Army.” A May …Continue reading…
UK announces early opening of new international student immigration routeThe UK government has announced that an immigration route for international students that was planned to open in January 2021 will now open on 5 October 2020. The Student Route and Child Student Route is a streamlined visa application process that is part of the UK’s new points-based immigration system. “The new Student route improves on the previous Tier 4 …Continue reading…

Are students willing to begin degree studies online in September?

The “on-campus or online” question moved forward over the last couple of weeks with news that the University of Cambridge will deliver all lectures online until summer 2021, the University of California system will deliver all classes online this fall, and other major research institutions in Canada, including McGill University and the University of British Columbia, will also rely on …

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Kaplan International acquires European agency giant ESL 

Kaplan’s ELT education division has acquired European student placement agency, ESL Education, and its language school business, Alpadia.

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