Study in Australia: Every International Student Must Know These 4 Changes Before Applying For A Study Visa

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Study in Australia: Every International Student Must Know These 4 Changes Before Applying For A Study Visa

Indian students are increasing at a constant pace in Australia over the past few years. To 73,808 in 2019, 33,629 in 2020, 8,950 in 2021 and approx 1 lakh in 2022. Despite the increase in the number of Indian students in Australia, the government is about to introduce strict visa rules.

By December 2023, Some major key changes have already been made. Below are the major 4 changes every international student must know-

Top Score in English Proficiency Tests

According to the Australian government, there will be strict visa rules for international students to reduce the immigrant intake for the next two years. The new regulations state that international students must now score higher on English language exams, and that a student’s second visa application, which would extend their stay, will be examined very carefully.

Students must generally obtain an overall IELTS score of at least 6.5, with no band lower than 6.0 for their postgraduate selections, in order to be eligible to study in Australia. Candidates should have obtained an overall score of at least 6.0 for courses at the undergraduate level.

Study in Australia: Every International Student Must Know These 4 Changes Before Applying For A Study Visa

Australia Will Recognize Degrees Earned in India

On March 8, 2023 Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced an ‘Australia-India education qualification recognition mechanism’. As per this latest arrangement, degrees obtained in Australia will now be recognised in India, and, vice-versa, degrees obtained in India will be recognised in Australia.

Modification of Working Hours

Australia loosened the restrictions on the number of working hours that foreign students were permitted to work during and after the Covid epidemic. From this year, the cap on the number of hours that international students could work was reinstated, albeit with a modification.

Temporary Graduate Passport

Despite numerous modifications to student visas in recent years, Indian graduates are still qualified to remain on a Temporary Graduate Visa for two years for a bachelor’s degree.

– Four years to complete a PhD; – Three years following the completion of a master’s degree.

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