The World Weekly Newsletter of Lurnable aspires to empower the reader regarding the latest happenings and updates in the education field from across the world. In the current world is important to have comprehensive knowledge of the given field and its current affairs, especially if you are a student aspiring to study abroad. This article will take you through various countries across the world and give the latest educational updates.



  • India to allow retake of an IELTS module in order to improve previous scores from March 2023.
  • A recent report shows that over  80% of Indian students studying in the  US are from Telegu-speaking states.
  • The embassies are reported to get involved in the recent SAARC university protests for higher stipends, putting the involved students at risk of deportation. 
  • 5 students have been selected from India for Rhodes Scholars Elect 2023. These students are expected to join Oxford University in October 2023 along with 100 other scholars from the rest of the world.


  • The University of Birmingham, Dubai is now accepting applications for MA in Urban Planning for January 2023 and September 2023 semesters.
  • A surge in Private Schools was observed in Dubai reaching 216 during the academic year of 2022-23. 
  • The Crown Prince of Dubai recently contacted 50 of the top-performing high school students to sponsor their scholarships for top-ranking universities. 
  • A standardised mandatory assessment is expected to be incorporated into the school curriculum in Dubai. This is reported to test the reading literacy of the students which will be held 3 times per year.


  • The British Council plans to resume IELTS testing after a temporary halt due to widespread illegitimate attempts.


  • Australian authorities reject about 50% of South Asian student visa applications. Most of these visa applications were from India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
  • Prime Miniter Anthony Albanese met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the G-20 summit and was reported to have discussed a partnership and cooperation in the education and innovation sectors.
  • The Australian government reached out to Laos to extend its support for Basic Education and Access programme. 
  • The University of Waikato in New Zealand has announced an exclusive scholarship for Indian students for 2023. This scholarship will be granted to both undergraduate and postgraduate students.



  • The ongoing living expenses crises in the UK aggravated among International Students from India who struggle with multiple jobs in order to meet the expenses. 
  • The University of Stirling is reported to be the first university to go 100% vegan as the students’ union voted to ban dairy and meat from the campus
  • Researchers observed that the Transnational Education rate has increased by 12.7% in the UK from the previous year. This includes over 510,000 students from 228 who have been studying in the UK via UK TNE.


  • Finland observed an increase in International Students by 54%, breaking previous records. The country looks forward to using this as an advantage to decrease the worker shortage.
  • A meeting between the Union Minister for Education of India and the Finnish Minister of Education, Science and Culture was held in order to collaborate on the higher educational front in future.


  • The danish organisation EDU Danmark is expected to operate the  IELTS testing in Norway. 
  • The Norwegian Government plans to introduce tuition fees in 2023 for Internation Students pursuing higher education in Norway.



  • The student visa rejection rate in Canada reached up to 50%. Many turn to the UK as a valid alternative to pursue higher education. 
  • The government of Canada temporarily allows their International Students to work more than 20 hours power week to counter labour shortage in the country.


  • International Students from India are expected to surpass International Chinese students as over 82,000 student visas have been issued around August this year.
  • Over 10,000 students have been observed to have chosen the USA to pursue their higher education in the last academic year. This is an increase of 23% from the previous year.
  • The U.S. Department of State along with the U.S. Department of Education plans to celebrate International Education Week (IEW).it is an effort to elevate the importance of opportunities that international educational exchange brings to the country and to the rest of the world.

This concludes our Weekly World Newsletter updates. We hope to bring more updates and information next week.

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