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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 approval through the SafeTravel online portal, at least two weeks from the planned date of entry.
  • 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 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 a certain country. The detailed requirements can be found here.

8 thoughts on “Covid-19: Student Visa Updates for New students”

  1. Jo Aileen Marie Geronimo

    Hi I’m wondering if it’s hard to get a Singapore student visa for Filipino during this time of pandemic.

    It’s hard to find info about this so I’m sending you an inquiry.

    1. Hi Jo Aileen Marie Geronimo,

      The student visa approval standard in Singapore remains unchanged.

      As Singapore is reopening its borders in a controlled and safe manner, International student are required to apply additional entry through the Student’s Pass Holder Lane.

    1. Hi Maqsood,

      The student visa approval standard remains unchanged for most of the country. But due to some of the country’s borders still closed under the current COVID-19 situation, they might not be accepting student visa application at this moment.

  2. Can Indians get a student pass for singapore if they plan to stay in a third country (For eg. Bahrain) for 21 days before flying to singapore? Is it difficult to get this permission?

    1. Hi Mehul Singh,

      Due to the recent COVID 19 situation in Singapore, New entry approvals have been reduced or halted until further notice for all student pass holders with travel history to higher-risk countries/regions (i.e. all countries/regions, except Australia, Brunei, Hong Kong, Macao, Mainland China and New Zealand).

      You may refer to this table to find out which requirement you would be subjected to upon arrival.

  3. BILLEWALE NAZ BANU

    Hello’i already got my student visa from Singapore and also I had my entry pass from Singapore but due to covid 19 it has been cancelled… Now when can I come to Singapore??

    1. Hi BILLEWALE NAZ BANU,

      Due to the recent COVID 19 situation in Singapore, New entry approvals have been reduced or halted until further notice for all student pass holders with travel history to higher-risk countries/regions (i.e. all countries/regions, except Australia, Brunei, Hong Kong, Macao, Mainland China and New Zealand).

      You may refer to this table to find out which requirement you would be subjected to upon arrival.

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