Students aspiring to study from a foreign college and university are most welcomed in foreign countries. There are number of good universities which provide high quality of education. Student visas allow the students to travel foreign countries and study from well known universities of the world. Country like Australia has relaxed the immigration norms to encourage more overseas students to come and study in the country.
Student migration is the movement of students who study outside their country of birth or citizenship for a period of 12 months or more. During the period of globalization, the internationalization of higher education increased dramatically and it has become a market driven activity. With the rapid rise of international education more and more students are seeking higher education in foreign countries and many international students now consider overseas study a stepping-stone to permanent residency within a country.
The contributions that foreign students make to host nation economies, both culturally and financially has encouraged major players to implement further initiatives to facilitate the arrival and integration of overseas students, including substantial amendments to immigration and visa policies and procedures.