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Australia

  1. As per the announcement by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, a COVID-19 vaccine rollout is being brought forward to mid to late February. (As on Jan 7; source: The Canberra Times)

  2. As per the announcement, the Victorian Government is working closely with the Federal Government and the sector to welcome international students back to Victoria from early 2021. (Source: International education short-term recovery plan 2020-21 report)

  3. The Australian Government has invested more than $3.3 billion in five separate agreements to strengthen the country's healthcare position and provide access to safe and effective vaccines when they become available. (As on November 26; source: Australian Government)

  4. The five agreements include investments in the vaccines developed by the University of Oxford/AstraZeneca, University of Queensland/CSL, Novavax, Pfizer/BioNTech and for the setup of COVAX Facility. (As on November 26; source: Australian Government)

  5. Up till now an international student needed to be present onshore for 16 months to be eligible for PSW. However, now authorities have permitted online studies, as long as the student holds a student visa and meeting other conditions. *
  6. The government has provided a Visa Application Charges (VAC) free visa for those who already hold a student visa and could not complete their current study in time. A NIL VAC is available to students who held a student visa on or after 1 February 2020 but couldn’t complete their course within their original visa validity due to the impacts of COVID-19.*
  7. For studies to be counted towards Post Study Work visa eligibility, the Australian Study requirements (ASR) requires a student to study a CRICOS-registered course. International students must successfully complete all course requirements as a result of at least two academic years (92 weeks) study to be eligible for a visa.*
  8. The Government will recommence granting student visas in all locations lodged outside Australia. This means when borders re-open, students will already have visas and be able to make arrangements to travel. (As on July 23)
  9. International students will be able to lodge a further student visa application free of charge if they are unable to complete their studies within their original visa validity due to COVID-19. (As on July 23)
  10. Current student visa holders studying online outside Australia due to COVID-19 will be able to use that study to count towards the Australian study requirement for a post-study work visa. (As on July 23)
  11. Graduates who held a student visa will be eligible to apply for a post-study work visa outside Australia if they are unable to return due to COVID-19. (As on July 23)
  12. Additional time will be given for applicants to provide English language results where COVID-19 has disrupted access to these services. (As on July 23)
  13. According to the ESOS framework, educational institutions are bound to support international students by providing information and services concerning their wellbeing during their stay (As on June 10; source: eastasiaforum.org)
  14. International students could be allowed back into Australia as early as July with the federal government confirming it will consider an exemption to the travel ban.
  15. The prime minister has released a three-stage "road map" to guide Australia out of coronavirus shutdowns. Issues of international students come into the third step of the plan.
  16. There has been a steady and so far, sustained decline in COVID-19 cases following a peak in cases at the end of March.
  17. Australian universities processing applications for July 2020 and future intakes. (As on May 10)
  18. International students must obey travel and visa bans during the lockdown period. Students can apply for a visa once travel bans are lifted. (As on May 10)
  19. In the next 9 months, there will be 3 Intakes available in Australia, i.e. July 20, Nov 20 (in select universities/institutions) and Feb 21.
  20. Be prepared and enroll on time, commence your classed online and once travel bans are lifted, you can travel to Australia to resume your course physically on campus.
  21. The campuses are expected to open soon but for international students, classes will be conducted online considering travel and visa bans. (As on May 10)
  22. 8 stage process to be followed for admission into an Australian university; the first 4 stages are available to be complied to remotely. (As on May 10)
  23. Schools, beaches, parks, malls and offices are slowing opening in Australia. (As on May 10)
  24. Australian institutions have established independent emergency monetary funds, hardship allowances to help international students. Till date, they have committed over AUD 110 million to assist students.
  25. State agencies and Govt. coming up with student financial grants and packages as well.
  26. International students who’ve been in Australia for more than 12 months will be able to access their Australian superannuation. (As on Apr 22)
  27. The Australian Govt. will increase flexibility for a number of regulations to make it easier for international students to continue their studies. (As on Apr 22)
  28. Flexibility in cases where COVID-19 has prevented international students from meeting the visa conditions. (As on Apr 22)
  29. International students working in aged care and as nurses have had their hours extended to support these critical sectors. (As on Apr 22)


Important updates on Australia by experts

 

Canada

  1. Students can enter Canada if their DLI has an approved COVID-19 readiness plan in place, this change to travel restrictions affects all international students regardless of where they are travelling from or when their study permit was approved. (As on October 22; source: IRCC)

  2. Any student with a valid visa can travel to Canada provided their institution is approved with COVID-19 readiness plan. (As on October 22; source: IRCC)

  3. Online visa application can be submitted till January 31; however, the processing might take more than the normal time due to shortage of staff. (As on October 22; source: IRCC)

  4. VFS will remain closed till the end of October*; However, VFS will provide a back-office service for passport submission. (As on October 22; source: IRCC)

  5. Approval in Principle Policy will only be applied to applications received before September 15, 2020, as a start date, and for which a visa has not been issued as of March 18th. (As on October 22; source: IRCC)

  6. Students are still eligible for a work permit if they can’t travel to Canada and their study permit is approved, applied for a study permit before starting the program in 2020 or applied for a study permit before beginning the program in Jan 2021 semester (As on October 22; source: IRCC)

  7. As part of Upon Arrival Conditions, an international student should have their quarantine plan ready for 14 days at a suitable place and will be required to undertake a health check the port of entry (As on October 22; source: IRCC)

  8. All Canadian learning institutions whose COVID-19 readiness plans have been approved by their provincial or territorial government will soon be able to welcome their international students back to their schools. (As on Oct 2; source: Government of Canada)

  9. W.e.f from October 20, amended travel restrictions will come into action that will allow international students to enter Canada if their designated learning institution (DLI) has an approved COVID-19 readiness plan in place approved by their provincial or territorial government. (As on Oct 2; source: Government of Canada)

  10. As part of the readiness plans, DLIs are expected to provide specifics to their provincial or territorial government specifying the steps that will be taken to provide essential information to international students on health and travel requirements prior to their arrival in Canada. (As on Oct 2; source: Government of Canada)

  11. The plan should also cover the help to be extended to students with regards to their quarantine plans and guiding/ assisting them in acquiring the essentials, such as food and medication, during their quarantine. (As on Oct 2; source: Government of Canada)

  12. Further, readiness plans must establish protocols with an aim to safeguard the health of students in case they are suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases at the school. (As on Oct 2; source: Government of Canada)

  13. The amended travel restrictions will affect all international students, irrespective of their origin of travel or the date when study permit was approved (As on Oct 2; source: Government of Canada)

  14. International students are advised not to initiate any travel plans until they have met all requirements and received all the necessary authorisations. (As on Oct 2; source: Government of Canada)

  15. The travel of asymptomatic international students with all the necessary documents to enter Canada and whose DLI is on the list of institutions with approved COVID-19 readiness plans in place will be considered to be non-discretionary and non-optional, unless there is evidence that clearly exhibits the purpose of travel to Canada is for a discretionary or optional purpose, such as tourism. (As on Oct 2; source: Government of Canada)

  16. As per the amended travel restrictions, immediate family members may be able to accompany an international student to Canada if the reason for travel is non-optional or non-discretionary, such as getting established in Canada in support of the principal applicant’s study program, including the mandatory 14-day quarantine period upon arrival in Canada. (As on Oct 2; source: Government of Canada)

  17. International students can now study online from abroad until April 30, 2021, with no time deducted from the length of a future post-graduation work permit, provided 50% of their program of study is eventually completed in Canada. (As on August 26)

  18. International students who have enrolled in a program that is between 8-12 months in length with a start-date from May to September 2020 will be able to complete their entire program online from abroad and still be eligible for a post-graduation work permit. (As on August 26)

  19. International students who enroll in a program with a start-date from May-September 2020 will be able to study online up to April 30, 2021 and who graduate from more than one eligible program of study may be able to combine the length of their programs of study when they apply for a PWGP in the future. (As on August 26)

  20. Students can apply for a PWGP in the future in this case as long as 50% of their total studies are completed in Canada. (As on August 26)

  21. To be eligible for these measures, students must submit a study permit application no later than September 15, 2020 for programs with a fall start date. (As on August 26)

  22. IRCC will process study permits on priority basis for international students who have submitted a completed application online. (As on July 14)

  23. IRCC to introduce a temporary two-stage approval process for international students who are unable to submit a complete study permit application but are willing to begin their education program online with a Canadian institution. The process is open to those students who plan to start their program during this fall intake and will submit their study permit application by September 15, 2020 (As on July 14)

  24. Meanwhile, IRCC is also enabling international students to begin their studies online with a Canadian institution while they are still abroad. This time will be counted towards their Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) eligibility provided they have submitted their study permit application and if at least 50 per cent of the course is completed in Canada. (As on July 14)

  25. The Canadian government has enforced a mandatory 14-day quarantine plan for all incoming travellers. In the absence of a suitable quarantine plan, they will be referred to a public health agency staff member. Post this they can be sent to a government-approved facility to fulfil the quarantine requirement to obtain the permission to cross the border. (As on July 12)

  26. Incomplete applications will not be rejected if submitted within 90 days and they should include an explanatory note specifying circumstances beyond control, letters of support by DLIs and/or any accompanying documentation. (As on June 5; source: IRCC)

  27. IRCC continues to process study permit applications but at limited capacity, also incomplete applications might lead to delay in processing. (As on June 5; source: IRCC)

  28. International students whose study permit is approved after March 18 will not be able to enter Canada and obtain their study permit at a Port of Entry as they are not exempt from the current travel restrictions related to COVID-19. (As on June 5; source: IRCC)

  29. IRCC is developing guidelines for applicants outside Canada whose enrollment has been deferred to September. (As on June 5; source: IRCC)

  30. The Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP) eligibility will not affect international students who are approved for a study permit and taking online classes to begin their spring, summer or fall session 2020. (As on June 5; source: IRCC)

  31. International students can complete up to 50% of their program via distance learning. Also, this time will not be deducted from the length of a future post-graduation work permit for studies completed outside of Canada, up to December 31, 2020. (As on June 5; source: IRCC)

  32. A study permit is not required to start and complete programs of study outside of Canada, however, this time would not be counted towards Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP) eligibility or the length of the PGWP issued. (As on June 5; source: IRCC)

  33. The following foreign nationals who are currently outside Canada are exempt from travel restrictions i.e., can travel if the purpose is non-optional or non-discretionary:

    1. a) Who holds a valid Canadian study permit as defined in section 2 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations

    2. b) Who has received a letter of introduction from IRCC dated on or before March 18, 2020

  34. As per revised guidelines, proof of health insurance is not a requirement for study permit applications and there is no such expectation that students provide proof of Missed these points coverage upon arrival at a port of entry. (As on June 5; source: IRCC)

  35. IRCC is monitoring the evolution of travel restrictions and working closely with CBSA colleagues to draft guidelines for the arrival of international students. (As on June 5; source: IRCC)

  36. As per the announcement of the Ontario government, return to on-campus instruction across a range of college programs will begin in July. For now, online learning sessions will continue for programs without hands-on components. (As on June 10)

  37. The Canadian government has imposed travel restrictions on people who are not from Canadian origin and will continue till June 30. (As on Mar 25)

  38. People who can travel are the ones who’ve received their visas on or before May 18. (As on Mar 25)

  39. For the cancelled may intake, there is an option to defer the May intake to the next available intake. (As on Apr 21)

  40. Applications for September intake are open for Colleges and Universities. (As on Apr 21)

  41. All Canadian institutions working virtually to support international students and issuing conditional/unconditional admission letters to eligible students. (As on Apr 21)

  42. If any student is unable to make fee payment due to lockdown, Institutions are being flexible and offering an extension for fee payment. (As on Apr 21)

  43. Some institutions are offering May intake as a virtual intake through online classes. (As on Apr 21)

  44. IRCC – students who opt for online classes for SEM 1 (starting in May or June) will be eligible for PSW as before. (As on Apr 21)

  45. Most universities have extended application deadlines. (As on Apr 21)

  46. Most Institutions are accepting conditional applications – basis without IELTS scores or final semester’s mark sheet. Conditional offers are being issued as of now. (As on Apr 21)

  47. Many colleges are also providing an application fee waiver. (As on Apr 21)

  48. Canadian High Commission accepting and processing online visa applications with a timeline of 60-90 days’ timeline for biometric. (As on Apr 21)

  49. Applications are also open for January 2021 intake. (As on Apr 21) 

Important updates on Canada by experts

 

New Zealand

  1. The Government announced that a new border exception category will allow 250 international PhD and postgraduate students to enter New Zealand and continue their studies. (As on October 12; source: Education New Zealand)

  2. Students who are outside New Zealand can study online without a visa. When New Zealand’s border restrictions are lifted, you can provide evidence of your online study to support your visa application (source: Immigration New Zealand)

  3. If you choose to study online in your home country first, you will still need to meet standard student visa requirements to be granted a student visa. These requirements include being a genuine student, having sufficient funds for maintenance, and being of good health and character (source: Immigration New Zealand)

  4. If you choose to study online in your home country first you will still need to meet the requirement to study in New Zealand to be eligible for a post-study work visa (source: Immigration New Zealand)

  5. From 10 August 2020, Immigration New Zealand has temporarily suspended applications for temporary visas, including student visas, from outside New Zealand for 3 months (source: Immigration New Zealand)

  6. New Zealand’s Minister of Education announced a long-term recovery plan for the international education sector, it includes a $51.6 million investment from the COVID-19 recovery and response fund to help reset New Zealand’s international education sector. (As on July 27; source: Education New Zealand)

  7. The Plan consists of three concurrent workstreams that focus on stabilising the international education sector, strengthening the system, and accelerating the transformation of the sector as signalled in the 2018 International Education Strategy. (As on July 27; source: Education New Zealand)

  8. Many institutions waiving off LOR and English proficiency test scores for issuing conditional offer letters. But many institutions and universities have started accepting IELTS Indicators and other online proficiency tests for issuing unconditional offer letter. (As on Apr 3)

  9. Immigration NZ issued a notice for the period April 2- June 25 – all temporary class visas to be extended where holders are still in New Zealand. (As on Apr 3)

  10. Visa holders with visa renewal date between April 2- July 9 have an extension till Sep 25, 2020. (As on Apr 3)

  11. If a student has opted to defer their intake till later 2020 or start of 2021 then your counsellor should intimate Immigration NZ as your file will be updated with the latest info. (As on Apr 3)

  12. Most institutions in New Zealand are offering online classes and zoom calls with a schedule at par with the semester schedule. (As on Apr 3)

  13. Students can begin semesters online if stuck in travel bans and apply for visas when the ban is lifted. (As on Apr 3)

  14. If students do not opt for online sessions, universities will issue a deferred offer letter. (As on Apr 3)

 

The UK

  1. UK medicines regulator authorises first COVID-19 vaccine. (As on December 2; source: UK Government)

  2. Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine meets the regulator’s strict standards of safety, efficacy and quality. (As on December 2; source: UK Government)

  3. The vaccine to be made available across the UK to priority groups from next week. (As on December 2; source: UK Government)

  4. International students are eligible for post-study work rights after graduation, even if they opt to take online classes to begin their 2021 academic session.(As on June 16; source: www.thepienews.com)

  5. The UK Home Office confirms that international students who are currently studying by distance/blended learning will be eligible to access the graduate immigration route, provided they should be in the UK by April 6, 2021 and complete their final semester there. (As on June 16)source:www.thepienews.com)

  6. Students stuck in the UK on expired visas will be regarded as overstayers and their visas will be extended till 31st May 2020. (As on Apr 3)

  7. Those who need to return to their home country for different category of visa will now be allowed to apply from the UK to switch including those whose leave has been extended. (As on Apr 3)

  8. Tier 4 students are now allowed to take distant learning courses, this will be treated as an exception. (As on Apr 3)   

Important updates on the UK by experts

 

The US

  1. Northeastern became one of the first universities in the US to administer COVID-19 vaccines. (As on Jan 11; source: Northeastern University News)

  2. The US court struck down two Trump administration rules that were designed to significantly curtail the number of H-1B visas issued each year to skilled foreign workers. (As on December 2; source: The Hindu)

  3. If the student is pursuing an online course from the University, it would be advisable to seek new I-20 for Winter/ Spring 2021. Also, it is important to apply as early as possible, which should within 120 days of course commencement date (As on August 26)

  4. International students who are not able to find the appointment date they can book an emergency appointment depending on the date of course commencement. (As on August 26)

  5. An international student needs to carry the I-20, SEVIS, DS-160 Confirmation page and visa appointment page for their visa. But, rest all the academic and financial documents would remain the same. (As on August 26)

  6. Some universities would also be willing to give extension in case you plan to join them on the date of course commencement. Check with your IDP counsellor for the same. (As on August 26)

  7. International students would be quarantined once they reach the US. For the same, they should check with their respective universities as some of the universities have bought rooms in the nearby hotels so that students quarantine themselves. (As on August 26)

  8. To travel it is important for international students during pre or post-booking their tickets to call the airlines and check whether you as a student travelling to the US would be allowed to fly (As on August 26)

  9. Some of the universities are offering free COVID -19 testing for students and the result for the same is shared in two days. Hence, there is a possibility post the testing student might not be asked to quarantine. (As on August 26)

  10. The decision regarding whether an individual is eligible to receive an F or M visa will be made by the U.S. Department of State and not by SEVP. (As on August 7;source: Ice.gov)

  11. New or initial nonimmigrant students who intend to pursue a full course of study online will likely not be able to obtain an F-1 or M-1 visa to study in the United States. (As on August 7; source: Ice.gov)

  12. In regard to the post-study work opportunities for students which is popularly known as OPT or STEM OPT in the US is not impacted as per the guidelines i.e., it’s duration will stay intact as 12 – 36 months based upon the course. (As on July 24; source: Ice.gov)

  13. International students who enroll online for Fall 2020, and in campus in spring 2021 will be eligible for CPT in summer 2021 or fall 2021. (As on July 24; source: Ice.gov)

  14. Students planning to enroll online for Fall 2020 can get the offer letter, pay the mentioned fees and go ahead with the process. However, US Universities will issue a new I-20 for Spring 2021 after which they can apply for visa with a new I-20. (As on July 24; source:Ice.gov)

  15. If an international student was enrolled in a full-time study course in the US on March 9, but subsequently left the country, then they are likely to remain eligible for a visa since March 2020 that permitted to take a full-time online course from inside the US or from abroad. (As on July 24)

  16. If international students staying in the US for their fall intake 2020 are allowed to remain in the state despite their program has been switched to a fully online model from a hybrid program. (As on July 24)

  17. The designated SEVP-certified educational institution should not issue a Form I-20 to an international student in new or initial status, currently outside of the US and plans to take fully online classes with the institution. (As on July 24; source:Ice.gov)

  18. As per SEVP guidelines issued in March 2020, international students in new or initial status after March 9 will not be able to enter and enroll in the US institution for the fall term to pursue a full-time study course that is 100 per cent online. (As on July 24; source:Ice.gov)

  19. The Trump administration rescinds its plan that required international students to attend in-person classes in order to remain in the country during the COVID-19. (As on July 14; source: NY Times

  20. U.S. Embassies and Consulates are all set to begin their phased resumption of routine visa services, which were at a halt since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (As on July 14; source: US Department of State

  21. The Trump administration forwent its plan to deport international students whose courses are being conducted fully online due to the coronavirus pandemic. (As on July 14; source: BBC News)

  22. In line with the visa guidelines issued by the government, American universities continue to extend their support to its international students such as Virginia Tech which has partnered with Cranwell international center to actively engage with the international students ensuring that the necessary information and support are available to navigate these changes. (As on July 7; source: Virginia Tech Daily)

  23. Virginia Tech's hybrid instructional model aims to allow international students to continue their studies as well as significantly contribute to campuses and communities. (As on July 7; source: Virginia Tech Daily)

  24. International Students must certify to SEVP and mention that they are not taking an entirely online course load for the fall 2020 semester. Besides, they must show that they are engaged in the minimum number of online classes required to make normal progress in their degree program. (As on July 7; source: Virginia Tech Daily)

  25. All the necessary forms are available on the portal relative to the SEVP decision. This will require international students to attest and confirm that they are enrolled in at least one in-person or hybrid course for fall 2020 (As on July 7; source: Virginia Tech Daily)

  26. As per the updated guidance from SEVP, if the economic impact of the outbreak causes a reduction of hours to below 20 hours a week, international students won’t be penalised. (As on June 19; source: US News & World Report)

  27. Now OPT will not be affected even if international students work remotely from their home countries. (As on June 19)

  28. Some of the American universities are already advancing virtual study abroad i.e., their programs range from online courses at an international branch campus of the university to courses offered in partnership with foreign universities (As on June 10; source: www.bigthink.com)

  29. Advanced virtual study abroad involves courses designed and taught by either American professors or professors based abroad selected and trained by an American institution (As on June 10; source: www.bigthink.com)

  30. Most US universities have extended their application submission deadlines for Fall 2020 intake and some universities have waived off LOR. (As on Apr 16)

  31. For UG, many institutions have waived off SAT and ACT requirements; and for masters, GRE and GMAT have been waived off for Fall 2020 intake. (As on Apr 16)

  32. Most US universities are also accepting online English test scores. Students can check with their respective universities for their options.  (As on Apr 16)

  33. If a student has an offer for Fall 2020 intake, they can apply for an I-20 form and prepare documents for the visa process. Most of the universities are sending I-20 online. (As on Apr 16)

  34. Students have the option to defer their Fall 2020 intake to Spring or Fall 2021 intake after discussion with their counsellor or university. (As on Apr 16)

  35. Many institutions are giving discounts on tuition fees if the students opt for online classes. (As on Apr 16)

  36. Post-study work opportunities valid for 12 months after graduation, for STEM graduates, it is 2 years more, so total the student under STEM course could work for 36 months. OPT applications will not be affected if a student takes a semester online. (As on Apr 16)

  37. CPT is applicable even if students take online courses depending upon institutions, they enroll in. (As on Apr 16)

Ireland

  1. As per the Guidelines by Health Protection Surveillance Centre, Higher Education Institutes in Ireland will operate within the parameters of public health and safety advice at all times.

  2. All international students have free access to the Irish healthcare system for treatment related to COVID-19.

  3. All International students irrespective of planning for online course or physical course will require a study visa.

  4. As per guidelines laid by the Irish Government, you will be required to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form before you arrive in Ireland and submit it at the airport.

  5. Once you reach Ireland, you will be required to restrict your movement for 14 days. 'Restricted Movement' is different from ‘Self-Isolation’ and ‘Quarantine’. It means:

    1. a) Avoid using public transport

    2. b) Avoid visiting others or having visitors

    3. c) Avoid meeting face-to-face with anyone who is at higher risk from COVID-19 (older people, pregnant women, people with long-term illness)

    4. d) Do not go to the shop unless absolutely necessary. You must wear a face mask if going to the shop for grocery or essentials such as SIM card

    5. e) If you are sharing an apartment, please minimise sharing and remain in the same household pod for the 14 days

    6. f) You can still exercise outdoors by yourself as long as you keep 2 metres distance from others

  6. Concerning COVID-19, following discussions were held by the Departments of Justice and Equality and Education and Skills (Dublin Business School, Ireland) on the operation of the Third Level Graduate Permission Scheme (TLGPS)/ Graduate stay back option: 

    1. a) On the once-off basis, international students who were about to commence their program from September will have to now complete the first semester online while the rest of the study program can be completed on-campus

    2. b) International students who returned to their home country and opted for the online mode to complete their studies and exams, are now eligible to apply for the scheme and receive an award from the university on the once-off basis (As on May 26)

  7. The above 2 points are strictly one-off arrangements as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic and subject to the usual criteria of the programme:

    1. a) International students who intend to study for the full year with the university through online mode will not be allowed to avail the programme (As on May 26)

  8. Please note that the Government’s International Education Strategy (2016-2020) is currently being evaluated through an independent consultant. This evaluation includes a review of the TLGPS. (As on May 26)

Updated on January 18, 2020

Uncertain times need extraordinary measures. We want you to know that IDP is still working with the same enthusiasm to help you achieve your goals. To make this happen, we’ve taken several initiatives to ensure you keep driven to achieve your goals!

Student placement

1. Virtual counselling
To ensure you stay safe at your home, we’ve moved our face-to-face counselling sessions online. So, if you were in the middle of an application process or wanted to reach out to IDP for guidance, you can still do that. As always, all our counselling sessions are free, and we are committed to ensuring that you have access to the right information, support and care. Schedule my virtual counselling session

2. Virtual fairs
Our virtual fairs are just like any other IDP education events at a physical venue but are held online so you can access them easily using your mobile phones, desktops or laptops. These events offer free online pre-counselling with our international education experts, one-on-one interaction with representatives of top institutions and an opportunity to apply on-the-spot to your desired institution. You can also discuss your scholarship and internship options, get all your study abroad queries answered and avail application fee waivers too. Show me all virtual events

3. Social media live sessions
Our study abroad and destination experts hold live sessions frequently on Instagram and Facebook to address your queries. They touch upon the latest international education updates in destination s like Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, the UK and the US; besides resting your concerns. These sessions are very insightful and helpful to understand the current international education scenario in the world for a better plan of action.

4. Institution sessions
Similar to our experts talking in a live session, we also have been conducting various sessions by the representatives of various institutions. These representatives talk about the changes being made in the current scenario as well as how teaching methodologies are being adapted to provide the same experience as being physically present in the institution.

         

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