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How International students are affected due to Coronavirus

NUS calls for help for international students both home and abroad, during the Coronavirus pandemic, Eva Crossan Jory, NUS Vice President (Welfare), comments:

"With major disruption to travel, exams and assessments there will be many other areas that will have significant implications for international students who, amongst other issues, may be unable to travel to their home country, leave to return to their course, or who may not be able to complete courses before their visas expire.

"We also need to ensure UK students studying abroad are supported especially if it is difficult for them to return home due to border closures, flight disruption and any health concerns.

"NUS is calling for an end to punitive or onerous visa compliance and monitoring approaches; clarity, protection and support for expiring Tier 4 visa holders unable to leave the UK; automatic extension to Tier 4 visas where necessary beyond current provisions for Chinese students; an end to prohibition of distance and remote teaching and additional capacity for Tier 4 visa advice and processing."