International students can again work in the UK for two years after completing degree programs

The UK has announced a new Graduate Visa that will allow international students to remain for two years after completing degree programs, a reversal of a policy introduced in 2012 and a move welcomed by the international education industry.

The new post-study work rights system for international students was unveiled by Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, yesterday. The restoration of two-year post-study work rights for international students reverses a policy introduced by Johnson’s predecessor, Theresa May, when she was Home Secretary in 2012.

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Proof of funds increased for international students who wish to study in Germany

Proof of funds, Study in Germany

For all student visa applications submitted from September 1, applicants will be required to transfer €10,236 into a blocked account, an increase from the current requirement of €8,640.

The blocked account is the most common means for international students for demonstrating that they have sufficient credit balances to cover the costs for the duration of their planned stay in Germany.

The monthly withdrawal limit from a blocked account will be increased from the current level of READ MORE

France to introduce tuition fees for non-EU students, but plans more welcoming student visa policies

The Prime Minister of France, Edouard Philippe, has unveiled an international education strategy including a target to welcome 500,000 students by 2027, the introduction of tuition fees for non-EU students, an increase in English-taught courses, and more welcoming student visa policies.

The strategy to attract 500,000 higher education students, an increase of approximately 50 per cent within a decade, was introduced by the Prime Minister in a speech this week and is built around three pillars: welcome, fees, and overseas influence. READ MORE