A look at the global trend of countries changing international student entry policies: Opinion


Timothy van Gardingen for The PIE News examines the trend of shifting policies and narrowed entry windows into popular international study destinations in the Global North. Van Gardingen points out that three major international study destinations–Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom–are all actively rebalancing their international student entry policies. This is not a coincidence, he asserts, as major providers of higher education are all currently facing immigration politics debates, tensions surrounding the reliance on international education revenue, and issues such as housing pressures. However, Van Gardingen warns readers to remember that “students have feelings too” and that they will look to other study locations if they become disenchanted, which could have serious consequences for institutional revenue.

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