Map of the world

Covid-19 is rapidly changing the international education environment.

The British Council set up a Covid-19 Inward Mobility Taskforce to pull together critical information about how the pandemic is impacting inward mobility to the UK on a global level. 

The five heatmaps below aim to help inform the UK higher education sector on how best to work with each country given local policies and practice. The maps draw on the insights we have in all countries that send more than 5000 students to the UK. We will update the information below every two weeks.

You can download a summary from the Downloads section below, which accompanies the maps and has more details about recent updates.  Further in-depth information can also be found via our International Education Services country reports

How to read the maps

These maps seek to answer five critical questions affecting all aspects of student mobility: 

  1. Are domestic students permitted to travel internationally?
  2. Are international students permitted to enter the country?
  3. Are higher education institutions open for face-to-face learning?
  4. Has Covid-19 had an impact on nationally-funded scholarships for international study? 
  5. Are visa application centres open?

Key

Countries in red: the answer to each question is 100% No.

Countries in green: the answer to each question is 100% Yes.

Countries in amber: there is some flexibility, or decisions are made on a case-by-case basis

Countries in grey: not relevant / not applicable

 

15 September 2020 Update:

Q1: Are domestic students permitted to travel internationally?
Q1: Are domestic students permitted to travel internationally?
Q2: Are international students permitted to enter the country?
Q2: Are international students permitted to enter the country?
Q3: Are higher education institutions open for face-to-face learning?
Q3: Are higher education institutions open for face-to-face learning?
Q4: Has Covid-19 had an impact on nationally-funded scholarships for international study?
Q4: Has Covid-19 had an impact on nationally-funded scholarships for international study?
Q5: Are visa application centres open?
Q5: Are visa application centres open?

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