Are Universities or Colleges going to take in-person classes from September Intake?
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Numerous countries have fully opened their international borders and welcomed prospective international students with a guarantee to make their on-campus student experience extremely safe.
As of March 2021 update, depending upon the Canadian public health authority, some Canadian colleges and universities plan to return to on-campus study. Some Designated Learning Institutions (DLIs) have started reopening campuses to international students. Those students traveling to Canada can either — physically (in-person) attend classes after completing their quarantine period or attend classes in online mode.
Top 5 Canada Universities offering 2021/22 admissions to International students — delivering the program at the campus:
- McGill University, Montreal
- University of Toronto, Toronto
- Université de Montréal, Montreal
- University of British Columbia, Vancouver
- University of Alberta, Edmonton
2. The United States (US)
As of April 9th, 2021, news source, for those students who wish to study abroad in the US for the fall semester 2021, the US Embassy in New Delhi prioritizes student’s visa applications.
The students with a refusal visa case due to the restrictions of Presidential Proclamation 10052 can reapply by submitting a new application.
According to QS World University Rankings 2021, the United States remains to be the top overseas study destination for students from all over the world, with being the most number of highest-ranked universities globally.
Amidst the pandemic, most US universities and colleges introduced the hybrid academics model, including online and in-person learning. The in-person learning would be conducted with all public health guidelines in the university/colleges, with a limited number of students using face coverings.
As per the current news, only a limited number of in-person F, M, and J visa appointments are made available in India in response to a spike in covid-19 cases.
The F Visa — Academic Student Visa. Applicable for the students who wish to attend a college, university, seminary, preparatory high school, or other academic learning institution in the United States.
The M visa — Vocational Student Visa. Applicable for the students who enrolled in a non-academic learning program in the United States.
The J visa — Exchange Visitor’s visa. Applicable for the professors, teachers, interns, nannies, camp counselors, research assistance, etc.
Top 5 the US Universities offering 2021/22 admissions to International students — delivering the program online:
- Harvard University, Cambridge
- Stanford University, Stanford
- Hofstra University, Hempstead
- The University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago
- Auburn University, Auburn
3. The United Kingdom (UK)
As of March 4, 2021, colleges and universities in the UK have started welcoming prospective students with all safety measures to reduce the virus’s risk. The UK borders are open and well-prepared to offer campus-based education to students from outside of the UK. Colleges and universities ensuring international students will get access to their educational material according to their convenience.
Top 5 the UK Universities offering 2021/22 admissions to International students — delivering the program at the campus:
- Birkbeck, University of London, London
- City, University of London, London
- Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester
- University of Oxford, Oxford
- University College London, London
French universities and colleges are open for admission for the fall 2021 September intake. Teachers will deliver classes in both — online and offline modes; however, the practical class will be conducted on-campus with utmost safety. For the international students, the healthcare staff will conduct the health checks at the airport, and students should show a negative Covid result of fewer than 72 hours shown upon arrival in France.
Top 5 France Universities offering 2021/22 admissions to International students — delivering the program at the campus:
- École Polytechnique, Paris
- Sorbonne University, Paris
- INSEAD, Paris
- HEC Paris, Paris
- Paris Sciences et Lettres — PSL Research University Paris, Paris
Like many other countries globally, Germany has also been affected by pandemic Covid-19. Therefore, to ensure the safety of students, Germany Government has adapted an online education system. The winter semester 2020/21, starting on November 2021, will include flexible education learning — hybrid and in-person classes.
Top 5 German Universities offering 2021/22 admissions to International students — delivering the program online:
- Arden University, Berlin
- University of Law, Berlin
- Kingston University, Hamburg
- Berlin School of Business and Innovation, Berlin
- University of Applied Sciences, Europe, Berlin, Hamburg, and Iserlohn
As of April 2021, Australia hasn’t opened its border for international students. Most colleges and universities plan to continue the hybrid (online) teaching model in 2021 until the country gets fully vaccinated. All Australian universities are currently accepting hybrid study applications for undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral degrees.
The students who wish to pursue further education in Australia need to enroll at their colleges or universities of their choice and then apply for a student visa to travel to Australia whenever they open their international borders. Already vaccinated students would still be required to 14 days of quarantine on arrival in Australia.
Top 5 Australian Universities offering 2021/22 admissions to International students — delivering the program online:
- Australian National University (ANU), Canberra
- University of Melbourne, Melbourne
- University of Sydney, Sydney
- University of New South Wales (UNSW), Kensington, New South Wales
- University of Queensland (UQ), Brisbane
7. New Zealand
As of March 19, 2021, Immigration New Zealand has released a new checklist for international students who wish to apply for a student visa. Colleges and universities in New Zealand are expanding their academic delivery options for 2021/22. While one teaching will be the primary teaching mode due to pandemics, some colleges and universities are looking forward to conducting classes on campus.
Top 5 New Zealand Universities offering 2021/22 admissions to International students — delivering the program online:
- University of Auckland, Auckland
- University of Otago, Dunedin
- Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington
- University of Canterbury, Christchurch
- University of Waikato, Hamilton
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