Deakin University to Continue its 25% Covid Bursary in 2022.

Deakin University extends its Covid bursary till 2022  to support international students who start the online to the on-campus pathway in 2021 until the borders reopen. Amount: Students can benefit from a bursary of 25% on tuition fees on all units of study* that are completed before commencing their on-campus studies. Eligibility Criteria: The student …

Canada to reopen borders for travellers entering from 5th July

This is only applicable to travellers who have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days before entering Canada. These are the vaccines recognised by Canada: – Pfizer Moderna AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) Vaccinated travellers must have a paper or digital copy of their vaccination documentation. They must submit all  COVID-19-related information electronically through ArriveCAN …

Adelaide and Perth Go Up the Global Livability Index 2021

On the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index 2021, Adelaide ranks 3rd and Perth ranks 6th in the Ten of the most liveable cities in the world. Adelaide moves 7 places up and ranks as Australia’s most liveable city. This city scored high for healthcare, education, infrastructure, stability and culture and environment. Outgoing Committee for …

NSW Government Proposes – the Return of International Students to Sydney

The University of Sydney and Study NSW are working in collaboration with the NSW government to bring back overseas students to campus. The NSW International Student Arrivals Plan will be funded by industry, with the support of the NSW Government and its agencies and the endorsement of the Australian Government.  The pilot program will work …

Singaporean students considered for a possible air travel bubble with Australia

Singaporean students could now be prioritized to travel to Australia to pursue or complete their education when the necessary measures for safe travel between the two countries are brought into effect. In the sixth Singapore-Australia leaders’ meeting, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong discussed the two-way travel between the two …

Singapore Ranks on the UK’s First Green List for Summer Travel

Starting this May 17th, 2021, the UK is allowing travellers from a few select countries to travel to the UK without having to self-isolate or quarantine. This only includes people from countries that are on the Green List. This list will be regularly reviewed every three weeks starting from May 17th and will be changed …

Students in the UK can return to campus as part of Roadmap steps

As a measure to progress towards Step 3 of the government’s roadmap which includes an easing of restrictions on indoor and social contact, students will now be allowed to return to in-person classes alongside the launch of the new employment and skills guide. Currently, students who are working on practical courses including science and engineering …

What’s the Covid-19 Vaccination Status in the UK?

In the UK, around 32 million people have been vaccinated with at least the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine and over 8 million have already received their second dose. Currently, over 355,000-second doses are being administered every day. The first session of the vaccine programme caters especially to people above the age of 45 …

Singapore residents in ‘Urgent Need’ can apply for early Covid-19 vaccination

In a press release held on 16th March, the Ministry of Health stated that Singaporeans and permanent residents who are in urgent need of getting vaccinated can appeal for early vaccination against the Covid-19 virus. Those who are looking to travel immediately for formal education or move overseas for occupational purposes and those who are …

Singapore Airlines – First In World To Pilot IATA’s Travel Pass App

Singapore Airlines will be the world’s first airline to pilot the International Air Transport Association’s Travel Pass mobile application. This application will permit passengers to save their Covid-19 test results. By integrating all health credentials into a single app, customers can experience a faster and seamless check-in process. This also allows the airport check-in staff …

Canada to grant post-study work permit for international students

Last week, Canadian Minister of Immigration Marco Mendicino, had announced that International students enrolled in Canadian post-secondary institutions can now complete their programmes completely online and still be eligible for the Post-Graduation Work Program (PGWP). Mr Mendicino stated that this new policy was brought to ensure that international students hoping to work in Canada don’t …

Canada tightens quarantine rules, keeps borders open

Owing to the increase in the spread of more infectious Covid-19 variants, on January 29, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had announced that in the coming few weeks, international travellers must adhere to additional testing and quarantine rules. They must take a Covid-19 test upon their arrival in Canada. After taking up the test at …