Bringing family with you on a UK student visa

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Thu, 01/04/2024 - 15:06

From January 2024, international students coming to the UK will only be allowed to bring their dependants on their student visa if they are enrolled on specific postgraduate courses categorised as research programmes. These eligible programmes include PhDs, other doctoral qualifications, or master's programmes that involve research and the creation of original work.

International students no longer able to bring dependants on UK student visas

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Thu, 01/04/2024 - 10:20

From Monday 1st January 2024, international students studying in the UK will no longer be able to bring dependants with them on their UK student visa, aside from those on research postgraduate programmes. 

The announcement was made in May 2023, in a written statement by home secretary Suella Braverman, stated that the government is “removing the right for international students to bring dependants unless they are on postgraduate courses currently designated as research programmes”.

January university exams: four essential study tips

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Wed, 01/03/2024 - 09:00

Many university students will have exams in January and will spend much of their time in December studying for their exams.

As well as the usual tips to stay hydrated, get enough and sleep, eat well and move regularly (which are all incredibly important when you’re faced with January exams), we have some other tips that can help you to manage stress levels during this exam season.

A guide to post-study work visas in the UK, US, Canada, Australia, Germany and New Zealand

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Tue, 12/19/2023 - 12:52

For any student looking to study abroad, one of the key questions they might ask is how the experience will set them up for life. Students want to know what their return on investment will be, and how their time at university will benefit them when they graduate and are job-hunting. 

As well as studying a course that values career development skills, you’ll also want to know what opportunities will be available to you in your study abroad country. 

Australia cuts post-study work visa by two years and increases English language test requirements

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Tue, 12/19/2023 - 10:16

The Australian government has laid out a range of changes to student visas in a bid to crack down on visa applications from non-genuine students and ensure students and graduates are working in jobs that match their skills levels. 

Among these measures are the decision to cut the post-study work visa for international students by two years, just months after it announced extensions to post-study work rights.

A guide to online banks for international students

Submitted by Joy.Hunter@tim… on Mon, 12/18/2023 - 17:53

Online, digital and app-based banks offer most of the services that traditional banks provide, but are entirely based online, meaning there are no in-person branches. Instead, you can apply to open an account online or via an app, and customer service and support is available over the internet or by phone.

A big advantage of online and app-based banks is that they offer many built-in budgeting features, including notifications on your spending, the ability to set savings goals and a personal budget, as well as easy money transfer and “split-the-bill” options.

Everything international students need to know about student visas in Canada

Submitted by Joy.Hunter@tim… on Tue, 12/12/2023 - 10:00

Canada is a popular destination for international students due to its lower tuition fees, high-quality universities and good graduate opportunities. 

However, before you can study in Canada, you need to complete the visa application process, which can often feel complex and challenging. There are a lot of forms to fill out and deadlines to remember but you shouldn’t let that put you off studying in Canada.