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  • Changes to the points test for skilled migration have been made to encourage international students who have completed Australian postgraduate research qualifications in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics field to remain in Australia.

    Australian Student Visa Changes 1st July 2016

    From 1 July 2016, there will be only one student visa available to study in Australia – the Student visa (subclass 500). Australian Student visa (subclass 500). The official line from the Australian government is that the new subclass 500 student visa will “support the sustainable growth of Australia’s international education sector by making the process […] More

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    Student Visas To Be Streamlined

    The Australian government announced last week measures to streamline the Australian student Visa. It is proposed that streamlined visa processing arrangements will be available to certain low immigration risk non-university education providers who offer Bachelor, Masters and Doctoral degree courses. This would be an extension of the arrangements that have been available to the university […] More

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    Post-study Work Arrangements For International Students Now Available

    If you are thinking about applying for the Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485), you might be interested to know that a number of changes have been made to this visa class which introduce new post-study work arrangements for certain graduates of an Australian bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree. These changes now mean that the subclass […] More

  • Changes to the points test for skilled migration have been made to encourage international students who have completed Australian postgraduate research qualifications in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics field to remain in Australia.

    Australian Student Visa Holders Allowed To Work In Australia For Four Years

    Hi guys, you may have noticed due to the lack of updates that everything’s quite quiet on the Australian Immigration front at the moment. Unless anyone is interested in the hundreds of illegal immigrants arriving by boat then there’s really not been that much to write about! One snippet of quite important news that we’ve […] More

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    Australian Students Visa Applicants Who Held a Student Visa on 8 February 2010

    A new web page  is available on the Australian Immigration Website for current and former Student visa holders who held a Student visa when the Australian Government announced the skilled migration reforms (8 February 2010). Increasingly in the years leading up to the reforms, the composition of the skilled migration program was being determined by those […] More

  • Indian Student Applications For Australia On The Rise

    Indian Student Visa Applications On The Rise

    The number of Australian visa applications from Indian students has more than doubled in the last 12 months, according to recent figures, prompting some to claim that Australia is regaining its appeal as a great country to study in. The Australian High Commission in India reported that the number of Indian students applying for an […] More

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    TOEFL Scholarships Annouced – New Opportunities for Students

    GDU readers may be interested to know that Education Testing Services (ETS) the creator of the TOEFL test, has recently launched the 2012 TOEFL Scholarship Program – providing students with the opportunity to study “anywhere around the world” at an institution that accepts the TOEFL test. The scholarship program is designed to award TOEFL test […] More

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    Australian visa rules relaxed for students from 29 countries

    Australian Immigration Minister Chris Bowen has announced that requirements for an Australian visa will be relaxed for students from 29 countries. After ex-politician Michael Knight published a scathing report on the Australian visa application system and reports of a struggling education sector surfaced, a reform of the application process had been expected for some time. […] More

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    Students Targeted By Relaxed Visa Regulations

    The Australian education industry could be at risk of becoming victim to Australia’s thriving economy. The rising Australian dollar, combined with the collapse of some colleges has led to more and more international students reconsidering their decision to study in Australia. Changes to the Australian visa application process have been made but, with the new […] More

  • Offshore student applications for Australian visas continue to fall - Student Visa - Optimized blue ocean1

    Offshore student applications for Australian visas continue to fall

    Figures recently released from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship in Australia have revealed a 20% fall in the number of students outside of Australia applying for an Australian visa. In its quarterly report to June 2011, figures indicate that the overall number of student visa applications lodged was stabilised only by the number of […] More

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    Australia Approves TOEFL Test Scores for Student Visas

    The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) announced last week that all international students who wish to study in Australia can now use TOEFL test scores as part of their visa application. The TOEFL test is created by non-profit educational assessment and research organisation, Educational Testing Service (ETS). This announcement represents a significant change for […] More

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    Australian Student Visa To Be Reviewed

    The Australian government has commissed a new review of the Australian student visa program, which will report to the government in mid 2011. The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) is undertaking a review of the Australian student visa program, with former minister Michael Knight appointed to carry out the review for presentation to […] More

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