The US granted 33,896 F1 visas to Chinese nationals in June, a significant increase from only 8 F1 visas in June 2020. Photo: AP The US granted 33,896 F1 visas to Chinese nationals in June, a significant increase from only 8 F1 visas in June 2020. Photo: AP
The US granted 33,896 F1 visas to Chinese nationals in June, a significant increase from only 8 F1 visas in June 2020. Photo: AP

US gets back to granting visas for Chinese students as numbers rebound to pre-pandemic levels

  • China is the largest source of international students in the US, with more than 380,000 active students in the country last year
  • Education consultants in China report continuing strict scrutiny by the US for postgraduate students in hi-tech, strategic or ‘sensitive’ fields

Topic |   US-China relations
The US granted 33,896 F1 visas to Chinese nationals in June, a significant increase from only 8 F1 visas in June 2020. Photo: AP The US granted 33,896 F1 visas to Chinese nationals in June, a significant increase from only 8 F1 visas in June 2020. Photo: AP
The US granted 33,896 F1 visas to Chinese nationals in June, a significant increase from only 8 F1 visas in June 2020. Photo: AP
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