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Supporting international students to support Australian jobs

July 21, 2020

Taken from StudyPerth

Today the Australian Government announced that they are making a number of changes to student visa arrangements to ensure Australia remains a priority destination for international students as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. 🌏

These five visa changes will ensure international students are not worse off due to the coronavirus pandemic and that Australia remains competitive with other countries.

The changes include:

– The Government will grant student visas in all locations lodged outside Australia, so that when borders re-open, students will be able to make travel arrangements

– International students will be able to lodge a further student visa application free of charge, if they are unable to complete their studies within their original visa conditions due to COVID-19

– Current student visa holders studying outside Australia will be able to use that study to count towards the Australian study requirement for a post-study work visa

– Graduates who held a student visa will be eligible to apply for a post-study work visa outside Australia if they are unable to return due to COVID-19

– Additional time will be given for applicants to provide English language results where COVID-19 has disrupted access to these services

More information: https://bit.ly/3eKz6GO

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