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What Things Covid-19 Postpones For International Students And When To Apply For Study Abroad In 2020

Students who were studying abroad and who were planning to study abroad in 2020 are also disturbed and are worried about their degree program and consequently are anxious about their future. Students are still sending the queries that how and when the study abroad applications will be applicable for them to start their study abroad journey? Students have to keep in mind that almost all the study schedules are postponed or delayed and the following is the further declaration of this fact:

IELTS Postponement

Almost all the students are familiar with the International English Language Testing System, IELTS. This is a language evaluation test conducted by the British Council to assess the language proficiency skill of the students. All the schedules were canceled by the British Council. Students who applied their registration for IELTS will be provided their fees back and students would also be provided new schedules soon.

Moreover, students have also keep in mind that all the IELTS exam schedules 2020 were postponed until May 31st, 2020. Students would be able to appear for online IELTS exams. However, it is not capable of the students throughout the world. Students from some specific areas would be able to take part in this activity.

Study Abroad Plans Delay

The study abroad 2020 session is affected throughout the world. The following is the detail of the universities that have completely cancelled the admission applications:  


The applications for Study in the US are applied by thousands of students every year. The Following are the Universities based on the United States have completely closed the admission applications and students are not even getting the admission details from these institutes. Keep it in mind that the 2020 session is not confirmed by any of these universities. However, students may be provided the opportunity to apply for study abroad 2021 session.

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

  2. Stanford University

  3. Harvard University

  4. California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

  5. University of Chicago

  6. Princeton University

  7. Cornell University

  8. University of Pennsylvania

  9. Yale University

  10. Columbia University

  11. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

  12. Johns Hopkins University

  13. Duke University

  14. The University of California, Berkeley (UCB)

  15. The University of Louisville - School of Public Health & Information Sciences

  16. Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)


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The UK

The UK study abroad plan is also disturbed for the international students. Several universities have closed the admission applications and these are listed below:

  • University of Oxford

  • University of Cambridge

  • UCL

  • Imperial College London

  • University of Edinburgh

  • University of Manchester

  • University Campus of Football Business (UCFB)



Australia is considered as one of the leading study abroad destinations. The schedule of study in Australia has also disturbed. There are many universities in Australia are planning to postpone 2020 admission applications and out of which two universities are confirmed to postpone the schedules.  

  1. Australian National University 

  2. Macquarie University  



Study in Canada has also disturbed. Canada as compared to the US is inviting admission applications to international students but some universities have planned to close the admission applications for the current year.

  • University of Toronto

  • York University



Asian Universities also listed under the top-ranked universities of the world. The following are the universities not accepting study abroad application anymore.

  1. Nanyang Technological University

  2. National University of Singapore

  3. Tsinghua University

  4. Peking University

  5. University of Tokyo

  6. University of Hong Kong

  7. Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

  8. The Education University of Hong Kong

  9. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)



European countries are also known as the hub of international students. Study in Europe offers many benefits to international students. But, unfortunately, it’s been seeing that the major universities located in Europe are postponing the admission application for the 2020 session. 

  1. ETH Zurich

  2. EPFL

  3. ESC Clermont Business School

  4. Nyenrode Business School

  5. Politecnico di Torino

  6. The University of Amsterdam

  7. Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (ULB)

  8. Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

  9. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC)

  10. University of Eastern Finland

  11. L'Ecole de design Nantes Atlantique

  12. Vlerick Business School

  13. Deusto Business School - University of Deusto

  14. University of Navarra



The University of Witwatersrand is one of the major universities in Africa. The university also comes under the rank of the top-rated universities in the world. The university is currently closed the admission applications. However, the university is provided the already enrolled students the laptops and internet availability.


Study An Online Degree

Students who are eager to apply for study abroad and want to get a higher education degree without having any concern with traveling, for them the best option is to get an online degree. There are several universities that are offering the opportunity of online or distant learning. So, the best suggestion for you to apply for an online degree.


Online Short Courses

Students who are waiting for rescheduling of study abroad and, at the same time, want to get themselves busy in some learning activities, for those students, the best option is to get involved in online short courses to get an extra and additional skill during this lockdown.


When To Plan Study Abroad

Students who are worried about the study abroad plan are informed that is working on almost all the aspects related to study abroad schedules. As the admissions will reopen by the foreign universities the students will be informed on time. So, for all other updates regarding study abroad schedules keep visiting us. 


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