As per the latest official reports, record just over half a million foreign students got enrolled in different courses of study in the Oz in the year 2016. This has been a part of Australia’s immigration policy as well as the DIBP (Department of Immigration and Border Protection) issued record number of student visas in the first half of the FY 2016.
Over 50 Percent International Students in Australia come from Asian Countries
Australia has been an education hub for the international students coming from all parts of the world to OZ to get enrolled in the different courses of study. Over 50 percent of students in Australia come from countries, i.e. India, China, South Korea, Nepal, and Vietnam. Looking at the list of countries, China leads the tally with India at second position in the list countries, which send maximum students in Australia in the year 2016.
Student Visa Program is Crucial for Oz
As per Alex Hawke –the Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection the student visa program is vital for the country as the international students coming to Oz make key contributions to their academic circles as well as to the economy of Australia. Last year, there was an increase of more than 8 percent in the number of student visa issued by DIBP (between months July to December).
Hawke expressed the pleasure over the good job done by the quality education providers in Australia, who are consistently luring the finest international talent to the Oz. He confirmed the fact that education sector remains Australia 3rd biggest export industry and hence, government will continue to make efforts to enhance and improve Australia’s education sector. He further pointed out that education industry of Australia is producing great benefits for the economy and growth, as the education export of the country has rocketed to just over $21 billion.
Criteria for International Students
To become eligible for Australian Student visa, the candidates needs to be accepted by an Educational institution of Australia to study in any of the courses prescribed by CRICOS (Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students.
Moreover, the Australian student visa aspirants also need to meet the other key criteria, i.e. English language skills, financial ability, health and character requisites, and enrolment for the health insurance, etc.
The DIBP has not imposed any limit on annual issuance of student visas to the internationals students. The refusal of a student visa only happens when the authorities consider that a student doesn’t meet the prescribed eligibility parameters. If you meet the eligibility criteria as a student, you will get the visa issued. Moreover, the Australian student visas are issued for the complete study period of a student in Australia.
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