Top Iranian students risk losing funding over US and Canadian visa delays

Students accepted to universities in North America have missed their first semester because they have not received a visa despite months-long wait

Many students facing visa issues have deferred their offers but fear losing their funding or bursaries if they are not able to obtain a visa for the next semester.
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More than 100 top Iranian students admitted to US and Canadian universities have missed their first semester and fear losing their hard-fought bursaries or funding because of visa difficulties.
Students from some of Iran’s most prestigious academic institutions told the Guardian that …
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