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Covid-19: Student Visa Updates for New students

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Covid-19: Latest Student Visa Updates

CountryUniversity ApplicationStudy ModeStudent Visa ApplicationStudent Arrival
AustraliaAcceptingDistance learningAcceptingTravel ban has been placed since 20 March 2020
SingaporeAcceptingMix of face-to-face-learning and distance learningAcceptingExpected to serve quarantine and COVID-19 swab test
United KingdomAcceptingMix of face-to-face-learning and distance learningAcceptingExpected to serve 14 days quarantine

Australia Student Visa 500 Application

  • University Application – Australia universities are now processing applications for 2020 and 2021 admission entries as normal.
  • Study Mode – Classes will be delivered through distance learning for newly joined International students until borders re-open.
  • Student Visa Application – Application as usual, granting of student visas in all locations lodged outside Australia.
  • Student Arrival – Travel ban has been placed on all non-residents and non-Australian citizens coming to Australia since 20 March 2020. When borders re-open, students who already have visas will be able to make arrangements to travel.

Singapore Student’s Pass Application

  • University Application – Singapore universities are now processing applications for 2020 and 2021 admission entries as normal.
  • Study Mode – Classes will be delivered through a mix of face-to-face-learning and distance learning.
  • Student Visa Application – Application as usual, required additional entry permission from the Ministry of Education or Committee for Private Education.
  • Student Arrival – International students are expected to serve quarantine (Stay-Home Notice, SHN) and COVID-19 swab test. The detailed requirements can be found here.

UK Tier 4 Student Visa Application

  • University Application – UK universities are now processing applications for January and September 2021 entry as normal.
  • Study Mode – International students have the option of starting their first semester all online or arrive on campus at any time during the first semester. Classes will be delivered through distance learning or a mix of face-to-face-learning and distance learning.
  • Student Visa Application – Most UK Visa Application Centres (VACs) have resumed services where local restrictions allow. If the VAC is still closed due to coronavirus restrictions, students can apply online and select a VAC in any country worldwide.
  • Student Arrival – International students may be expected to serve 14 days quarantine (self-isolation) on their arrival if they have visited or made a transit stop at certain country. The detailed requirements can be found here.

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