Australia Has No Limits On Issuing Subclass 500 Student Visas
Interestingly, there is no cap on student visas subclass 500. According to statistics, 283,573 student visas were granted during the first half of the 2022-23 program year. Moreover, there were 456,970 student visa holders in Australia on 31 December 2022, confirming a surge of 44.6% compared to the statistics on 31 December 2021.
Don’t forget Australia’s student visa subclass 500 program came under fire in 2020, as the Australian government asked temporary visa holders to exit the country before closing the borders due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now reports suggest that study visa applications might incur significant boosts above pre-pandemic levels.
Where Are International Students From?
It is safe to say international students in Australia come from different parts of the world. They come from countries like China, Nepal, Columbia, India, the Philippines, etc. Chinese students made up a large proportion of overseas students in Australia before the pandemic. However, they were soon surpassed by the number of Indian students. The news indicates nearly 44,000 Indian students submitted student visa applications during the last six months of 2022, while the number of applications from Chinese students for the same period amounted to 38,700.
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