International students in Australia can work more hours per week until 2023

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Tue, 09/13/2022 - 14:47

The Australian government has announced that restrictions on working hours per week for international students will not be reintroduced until at least mid-2023.

In January this year the government announced that all international students in Australia would be able to work more than 20 hours a week (40 hours a fortnight). 

This means that international students, working in any sector, are able to work an unlimited number of hours per week. 

Scholarship of the month: Chevening scholarships

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Tue, 08/09/2022 - 09:39

Applications for the UK’s Chevening scholarships are now open for the 2023/2024 academic year. 

Chevening scholarships, the British government’s global scholarship programme, are open to students from 160 countries, including China, India, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya and Malaysia. The number of scholarships available varies from country to country. 

The Chevening scholarship is a fully funded scholarship to study for a master’s course at a UK university. It includes flights, course fees and accommodation.

Scholarship of the month: Australia Awards Scholarships

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Thu, 02/17/2022 - 09:47

The Australia Awards Scholarships are now open for applications from international students until 29 April 2022.

The scholarships provide funding for students from developing countries in the Indo-Pacific region to study at participating universities and technical and further education institutions in Australia. Eligible countries include Bangladesh, Indonesia, Nepal, Malaysia, Pakistan and many others.

New Zealand opens borders to some international students from April

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Thu, 02/03/2022 - 10:51

The New Zealand government has announced that international students will be able to enter the country from April 2022.

A five-step plan was announced on 3 February outlining the country’s strategy for a border reopening, with New Zealand citizens living abroad, highly skilled workers and travellers on working holiday schemes prioritised in the first three stages.

Temporary visa refund for international students applying to Australia

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Thu, 01/20/2022 - 10:48

Australia has introduced another measure to make it a more attractive destination for international students. Any student visa holder who is not in Australia and travels to the country between 19 January and 19 March 2022 will be eligible for a refund on their visa application charge (VAC). 

The refund will also be applicable to new student visa applicants. The government has stated that applications "will be processed quickly so applicants can come to Australia during the refund window".

International students in Australia to be allowed to work more hours a week

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Fri, 01/14/2022 - 15:32

All international students in Australia will soon be allowed to work more than 20 hours per week (40 hours a fortnight) without compromising the conditions of their student visa.

This temporary change has been made to help plug the shortage of workers that Australia is currently facing as more and more people are having to isolate amid an increase in the number of Covid-19 cases.

The 40-hour limit was previously lifted in May 2021 for any students working in the hospitality and tourism sector.

Scholarship of the month: Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Mon, 01/10/2022 - 11:24

The 2022-2023 application cycle for the Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme is now open until 31 March 2022. 

The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships for students from select developing countries to pursue a postgraduate education.