As migration rises Australia tightens regulations on student visas and increases financial requirements 

In an effort to control record migration, Australia announced on Wednesday that it will increase the savings required of foreign students in order to obtain a visa. It also alerted multiple universities to dishonest student recruitment methods. The second hike in roughly seven months, overseas students will need to demonstrate proof of savings of at […]

Australia resumes accepting TOEFL scores for visa applications

TOEFL results will once again be accepted for consideration in the processing of all Australian visa applications, according to a Monday announcement made by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), the organization that administers the test. This is a follow-up to the July suspension of TOEFL score acceptance by the Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA) […]

No spike in rejections, we just want good students to enroll, says Australia’s High Commissioner to India

Philip Green OAM, Australia’s High Commissioner to India, responded to recent worries around what is thought to be a rise in the number of Indian students intending to study in Australia being denied visas. In response to speculation that these denials may be making Indian students reevaluate their plans, Green provided clarification, claiming that the […]

Foreign student enrollments and visa rejection rate are at an all-time high in Australia

Australia’s number of international students has surpassed 700,000 for the first time in history, marking a significant historical milestone. The number of temporary immigrants has reached a record-high of 2.8 million, partly due to the increase in international students. The home affairs department provided figures indicating that as of February 29, there were 713,144 overseas […]

Australia will start tightening its study visa regulations from March 23.

Australia is the third country after the UK and Canada to tighten immigration laws pertaining to study visas. Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) and Genuine Student (GS) requirements for student visas will be replaced as of March 23. Announced on December 11, 2023, this modification will only be applicable to visa applications submitted after March 23, […]