Recently, the Australian government announced changes to immigration rules. However, it seems that these new changes won’t apply to students of Indian nationality. In this article, let’s get into the details. But before that, here are the key highlights of Australia’s new visa rules.
Key Highlights of New Australian Visa Rules
- In order to accept genuine and well-suited students, Australia has introduced strict rules for students from certain countries.
- To cut down immigration numbers, tests for international students are made more difficult
- The Australian High Commissioner to India, Philip Green, stated that the new visa policy will not affect the opportunities for Indian students
- Australia and India are covered by the Trade Agreement and the Australia-India Economic Cooperation
How Will Australia’s New Visa Rules Impact Overseas Students?
Even though language barriers may exist, countries such as Sweden, the Netherlands, Japan, South Korea, Japan, and Germany could benefit from these new rules since they’re keen to welcome international students.
Furthermore, the tests for international students, which have been made tougher, will also face a reduced number of intakes for the next two years.
Experts have voiced their concerns that overseas students who have poor English skills and are pursuing small courses with the hope of migration will be affected.
In addition to this, students and experts have also commented that the new strict rules would cause immigrant students to shift to the US or other countries that have less competition.
English Proficiency Score Raised
On top of these changes, Australia has also taken the step to increase the English proficiency score for student visa applications from 5.5 to 6.
What are your thoughts on these changes? Do you believe these measures would impact Australian immigration?
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