Ireland: negative Covid-19 test from this Friday required

Ireland: negative Covid-19 test from this Friday required

The Irish government has just announced that all people arriving at Irish ports and airports, whether they are fully vaccinated or not, will need a negative Covid-19 test from this Friday. Travellers can have either a professional antigen test taken a maximum of 48 hours prior to arrival, or a PCR test taken up to 72 hours earlier. The requirement for a negative test applies to all arrivals, including those from Britain.

The Department of Transport is in discussions with airlines and ferry companies to ensure certified antigen tests or PCR tests are checked before people board flights or boats to Ireland.

If you have students arriving to study at ISI Dublin or anywhere in Ireland this weekend, please inform them immediately of this new measure.

International students coming to Canada must be fully vaccinated

International students coming to Canada must be fully vaccinated

As of January 15, 2022, International students coming to Canada must be fully vaccinated.

The Government of Canada has recently announced changes to their border measures that will affect International Students travelling to Canada. Starting January 15, 2022, International Students (18+) must be fully vaccinated to enter Canada. Fully vaccinated means students have received two doses of any approved Canadian vaccine (one dose of the Janssen vaccine) andhave taken their shots 14 days before travelling. After January 15, 2022, any International student that is unvaccinated or partially vaccinated will be prohibited from entering Canada.

Acceptable vaccines include:
Pfzier (Comirnaty)Moderna (Spikevax)AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria)Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)Sinopharm (starting Nov 30)Sinovac (starting Nov 30)COVAXIN (starting Nov 30)
Keep up-to-date with the latest travel information on the Government of Canada website:

Government of Canada Entrance Regulations

We will continue to keep you up to date on the latest Canadian border news an




Since launching our Student Visa program in 2021, it has been a great hit with International Students who have always wanted to study the Korean Language and experience Korean culture with us!
We have been working on improving our programs and are very excited to share that in 2022, we will have Student Visa Program package combines Korean language classes held at our partner university, along with 3 various K-Cultural course options, namely K-CULTURE | K-POP | K-BEAUTY!


This course combines Korean language classes with a range of cultural classes to introduce Korean culture, tradition and history along with various excursions to enable students to experience the full cultural immersion during their stay in South Korea.


This course is designed specifically for K-pop fans who are keen to learn the Korean language, and to immerse in the full K-pop experience. There will be K-pop dance and vocal class lessons led by K-pop industry professionals. As part of this program, students will also get the opportunity to produce a video as part of their graduation project. K-pop fans will LOVE this program!


In line with the rise of K-beauty trend, we designed this course that covers various topics from skin care, nail art to make-up, as well as hair styling techniques. This program is suitable for those who have a strong interest in the K-beauty trends, as a great stepping-stone for those who are interested in pursuing a career in beauty art industry!

2022 Intake Schedule

There will be 4 new intakes a year as per table shown below. The application/payment deadline for each intake is at least 8 weeks prior.

News from Good Hope Studies in Cape Town

News from Good Hope Studies in Cape Town



Help your students SECURE accommodation through GV Victoria

Help your students SECURE accommodation through GV Victoria

Canada’s borders are open.

GV Victoria program is booked. But does your student have GUARANTEED ACCOMMODATION?

The pandemic has created an off-campus housing crisis with HIGH DEMAND and LOW VACANCY. Help your students secure accommodation with GV’s important tips below.

👍 Three Tips to Guarantee Accommodation

1. Book REALLY early! Hotels and AirB&Bs might be available last minute. Not homestays and apartments! According to GV students, it takes 8-12 weeks after arrival to find an apartment or sharehouse. And homestay? Our Homestay Coordinator prefers to receive completed application forms a minimum of 4 weeks before arrival to find the best homestay match.

2. Book long term. Pay monthly. A current problem in GV homestay is the “arrive, then extend” approach. Many host families prefer long-term students, and reject 4-week stays. Extensions are also very difficult to guarantee. Monthly payment plans are an easy solution that appeals to many students.

3. Collect this Data. Coordinating homestay during the pandemic requires a lot of extra detail. Realistic start & end date Arrival flight details Visitor or Study Permit Biometric submission date (if applicable) Covid vaccination certificate (or date of next dose) Back-up Quarantine Plan Please click HERE for our Covid Safety Plan, or email with any questions.

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NZ border opening & NZLC covid-19 update for new and current students

NZ border opening & NZLC covid-19 update for new and current students

As you may have heard already, the New Zealand government made two big announcements last week.


1.       New Zealand will be opening its borders in 2022

All fully vaccinated individuals will be able to travel to NZ from 30 April 2022 onwards, with the re-opening staged over time. Please refer to the following website for full details and updates from New Zealand Immigration:

2.       New Zealand will move to the new Traffic Light Covid-19 Protection Framework

On Thursday, 2 December at 11:59pm, NZLC Auckland will start at ‘Red’ and NZLC Wellington will start at ‘Orange.’ This means that NZLC Auckland will shift from online course delivery to onsite course delivery from Monday 06 December 2021. NZLC Wellington will continue with onsite course delivery.


Here is some more information for your students:


Do students need to be vaccinated?

For any new or current students who want to study on site and are at the campus up until and including 10 January 2022, we have no choice but to follow the government’s Covid-19 Protection Framework and Traffic Light system guidelines for the health and safety of all our students and staff. This means all students and staff are required to be vaccinated in order to carry out classes onsite.


A further announcement will be made by the government after 10 January 2022. We are very sorry if this disappoints anyone who has chosen not to be vaccinated and we fully respect your personal choice. We genuinely hope that you understand our position and respect our decision to be part of the traffic light system.


What action do students need to take when they are starting a course at NZLC?

On your first day:

·         Make sure you have your My Vaccine Pass in addition to bringing your passport, visa and insurance policy.

·         We will scan you in at the time of checking in.

·         You will only be required to scan once.


What happens if students can’t get hold of My Vaccine Pass by their course start date?

Please refer to the attached guidelines for getting your My Vaccine Pass. Note, some pharmacies will also be able to help you request and print your My Vaccine Pass:

·         Make sure you have your NHI number with you (if you have received medical treatment while in New Zealand, you will have an NHI number. Contact your doctor or check letters received from doctor or hospital visits).

·         A list of participating pharmacies can be found here.

·         Your My Vaccine Pass can also now be mailed to your residential address.


If you still can’t get hold of your My Vaccine Pass in time, you can also provide a screenshot of proof of vaccination from the Covid Tracer app along with your passport.


What happens if students are not vaccinated?

Please reply to this email if your student is not vaccinated to disuss the options.

Privacy Act 2020

As noted in our previous correspondence, please rest assured that your vaccination status is considered personal information for the purposes of the Privacy Act 2020. Any related information we are required to retain will always be held securely to ensure your privacy is protected at all times, but may be disclosed as follows:


a)       By way of a general notice confirming students at NZLC are vaccinated, without providing other details;

b)      To third parties where disclosure is necessary for the operation of NZLC; and

c)       Such disclosure is made consistent with the Principles of the Privacy Act 2020. 





Your Virtual Backstage Pass is Here

Your Virtual Backstage Pass is Here


Exclusive Open House Invitation – RSVP now

Hi there,Join us on Saturday, December 4, 2021 for Musicians Institute’s Virtual Open House, an interactive conversation including small group breakouts and robust Q&A sections facilitated by the Program Deans and Directors. Get a taste for the vibe at Musicians Institute and learn more about MI’s:

  • Student-first core philosophy
  • Acclaimed faculty and curriculum
  • Robust Artist & Career Services – mentors and more
  • Online and hybrid approaches
  • Scholarships opportunities for qualifying attendees

You’re looking for a music school with deep roots in the music industry. One whose working professional faculty will inspire you—artists, production pros, and business professionals who’ve walked the path before you. One whose extensive network of industry connections puts you in the spotlight of career opportunities. You’re looking for Musicians Institute!

Register today >

Life at Kings in November

Life at Kings in November

Kings Life in November

Kings Life in November highlighted a range of exciting events and activities taking place across our UK and US locations, including a day trip to Madison for students in Wisconsin, and a successful afternoon of EPQ presentations in Bournemouth.

We also heard from several new staff members, including a 2-minute interview with our Marketing Content Producer in Oxford, Cordelia, and a post from Student Experience Coordinator at Kings New York, Jocelyn, who shared her valuable local knowledge to recommend 10 great things to see and do in this world-famous city.

This is just a small selection of the articles from the last month.

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November was the perfect time for students at Kings Wisconsin to visit Madison, the capital of the state and home to the University of Wisconsin.

A-level students at Kings Bournemouth recently got the chance to complete the EPQ presentations that they had been working on for the last six months.

Meet Cordelia (Cordie), our local Marketing Content Producer in Oxford.

Read the interview with Allen

Student Experience Coordinator at Kings New York Jocelyn shares her recommendations for things to see and do in this world-famous city.

Below are some of December’s activity calendars — a useful resource for finding out what’s coming next!