Nationality should not be a factor in international student admissions: Opinion


In an article for Times Higher Education, Roohola Ramezani compares the Government of Canada’s recent cap on international undergraduate visas to political restrictions on postsecondary recruitment in the US and Europe. The author highlights that international students who wish to study in Canada now have a “35 per cent lower chance of doing so than in 2023,” but commends the fact that these federal restrictions are synchronized with university admissions. By contrast, Ramezani points to global examples in which international student restrictions targeted specific nations and were motivated by “politics or outright xenophobia.” The author argues that academic institutions must be allowed to consider international applicants without regard for their nationality.

Times Higher Education