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By Nira Santos

April 5th, 2023

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 Application fee waivers for Edvisor agencies in leading Canadian universities


Keyano College - Edvisor Meet&Greet


🔗 Keyano College & Wilfrid Laurier University

 🔵   Edvisor ID: keyano - wlu

🗃️ New Promotion (exclusive to Edvisor's agents)

Wilfrid Laurier University - Edvisor Meet&Greet


Keyano College and Wilfrid Laurier are offering application fee waivers exclusively for Edvisor agencies. This is exciting news for Edvisor agencies to share with their students who are considering higher education in Canada for Fall 2023 start dates.

Not only will Edvisor agencies receive 100% commission on successful enrolments for these higher education partners in Canada, but their students will also have the opportunity to waive their application fees for September 2023 applications. However, it is important to note that each university holds the right to accept or deny application fee waivers.

To apply for the waiver, applicants will need to submit a waiver application along with a passport copy, original and translated post-secondary studies, an English proficiency test, and a letter of intent. Edvisor's team will be available to support this process.

This is a fantastic opportunity for Edvisor agencies to offer their students financial relief and help them take the first step towards their dream education in Canada. By partnering with Keyano College and Wilfrid Laurier, Edvisor agencies can now provide even more value and support to their students.



ANCE has launched an "English for Academic Purposes" course




🔗 Australian National College of English (ANCE)

 🔵  Edvisor ID: ance

 📍 Melbourne, Australia

🗃️ New Programs

For agencies in the education industry seeking to recruit international students to study in Australia or other English-speaking countries, ANCE's new EAP course - English for Academic Purposes - is an excellent option. The course is designed to improve student's English language proficiency for academic contexts and starts every Monday from March 13th, 2023, at ANCE's City Campus in Melbourne.

With a focus on practical skills, the EAP course assists students in improving their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills for academic purposes, while also helping them become aware of the key features of tertiary education in Australia and other English-speaking countries. ANCE's experienced and dedicated teachers use dynamic teaching methods and a student-centred approach to create a supportive and interactive learning environment.

The EAP course runs from Monday to Thursday from 8.45 am to 2.45 pm and costs only $280 per week. ANCE also offers the ANIBT Pathway for students who wish to continue their studies with ANCE for just $250 per week.

The offer ends on December 31st, 2023, so agencies should act quickly to provide their students with the opportunity to acquire the English language skills necessary to succeed in their academic careers.

ANCE is committed to being a professional and caring educational centre, providing an excellent learning environment for students to reach their full potential. Join ANCE today and discover the key to future opportunities!



VET Diploma of IT is now available at AIT





 🔵  Edvisor ID:  ait

 📍 Sydney, Australia

🗃️ New Programs

The Academy of Information Technology (AIT) is launching a new entry-level Diploma of IT course this May. This vocational education program will provide students with a strong foundation in the fundamentals of information technology, equipping them with the essential knowledge and skills required for professional practice in the IT industry.

AIT's Diploma of IT covers a broad range of technical concepts, including programming in multiple languages, web development, database design, software engineering, and data management. Moreover, the course emphasises the importance of professional skills such as communication, collaboration, troubleshooting, problem-solving, and critical thinking, which are crucial for success in the workplace.

Upon completion, students will be prepared for entry-level IT positions, such as help desk technicians, technical support specialists, or network administrators. Furthermore, the Diploma of IT program provides students with a seamless pathway to continue their education with AIT's second-year bachelor's degree program.

The IT industry is constantly evolving, and AIT's Diploma of IT program offers a solid foundation for students to achieve long-term growth and success in their careers.


New summer programmes for teenagers at Españolé Ih Valencia


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🔗 Españolé Ih Valencia

 🔵  Edvisor ID:  espanoleihvalencia

 📍 Valencia, Spain

🗃️ New Programs

Españolé IH Valencia, a Spanish language school located in Valencia, Spain, has recently announced exciting new summer programmes for teenagers. In an effort to expand their teen programme, the school has created two new programmes specifically for teenagers: the Summer Camp for 13-16 year olds and the Summer Getaway for 16-19 year olds.

Both programmes offer 20 Spanish lessons, a full activity programme, and accommodation in either a host family or residence with a full board. 

The Summer Getaway is a brand new programme for young adults, providing them with the opportunity to spend their summer holidays in Spain while learning Spanish. Students who are 16 years old can choose between the Summer Camp and the Summer Getaway, depending on their preference and maturity level.

The programmes run between 19 June to 19 August 2023, and the duration of the stay may range from 1 to 9 weeks, depending on the student's needs and availability.



Navitas to acquire Taylors College and University of Waikato College from Study Group




🔗 Navitas

 🔵  Edvisor ID: navitasaustralia

 📍 Australia

🗃️ Mergers & Acquisitions 

Navitas, a global education provider, is set to acquire Study Group's interests in Taylors College Sydney, Taylors College Auckland, and the University of Waikato College in Australia and New Zealand. This acquisition is subject to completion and regulatory approvals. Once completed, the acquisition will consolidate Navitas' position as the largest pathway provider in the region.

The colleges offer pathway programmes to degree courses at the University of Sydney, the University of Auckland, and the University of Waikato. These programmes are highly esteemed and attract talented students from all around the world.

Navitas has promised that the programmes will continue to be recognised as qualifications for admission by the universities. Current and future students will also be taught by the existing college staff. The organisations have confirmed that the deal aligns with their respective strategies, and they are working with university partners and stakeholders to facilitate the necessary arrangements.

On the other hand, the deal represents an exit from Australia and New Zealand for Study Group, which partners with around 50 universities for pathway courses across other countries.



The covid-19 pandemic impacts US visa fees for certain non-immigrant categories


The US Department of State has confirmed an increase in visa processing fees for certain non-immigrant visa categories, including F and M student visas and J exchange visas. The final costs, effective from May 30th, 2023, are less than the original proposal. 

The Department of State initially proposed a 50% increase in processing fees, from $160 to $245, but in response to public comments, the fees have been increased by 15.6% to $185, which is $60 lower than the proposed increase. 

The Department of State said that the Covid-19 pandemic had altered projections and helped to stabilize fees at an amount sufficient to recover costs with only a modest increase to the consumer. The Department of State is also postponing the proposed fee increase for the exchange visitor waiver of residency requirement (J-Waiver), which was originally planned to increase from $120 to $510.

The Final Rule published by the Department of State is available by clicking here, which outlines that the new fees are scheduled to take effect at the end of May.



Canada extends post-graduation work permits for former international students by 18 months


The Canadian government has extended post-graduation work permits (PGWP) for former international students whose permits have expired or are expiring for another 18 months. The extension will commence on April 6th, 2023, and those who opt to extend their work permits will be able to do so.

The move aims to support employers facing difficulties in hiring and retaining employees. Even those with expired permits can restore their status and receive interim work authorization while awaiting the processing of the new work permit application. This extension also aims to provide international graduates with valuable work experience and the potential to become permanent residents.

According to the IRCC, more than 286,000 international graduates were in Canada with a valid PGWP, and almost 95,000 former international students transitioned to permanent residency last year.



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