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Warning against two student groups

| November 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

THE NSW government last week issued a warning to international students not to have any dealings with a group purporting to represent their interests. The Deputy Premier, Andrew Stoner, made public the statement after receiving numerous complaints from universities and legitimate groups about the behaviour of individuals associated with the Overseas Students Association and the […]

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Frequently Asked Questions by International Students

| November 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

What are the requirements to apply for a post study working visa after completing a one year Postgraduate course? What is the fee for this type of visa? What are the criteria for this type of visa, including registration? Do I need to take any exams such as IELTS? To be eligible for a Post […]

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Australia to ease student visa rules

| November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

THE Abbott government yesterday moved to loosen visa restrictions to attract international students, prompting calls for increased funding for regulators to ensure there was no return to the “visa factory” that marked the height of the 2008-09 higher education boom. From next year, tougher restrictions on students from countries with the highest risk of visa […]

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Australian International Student visa numbers are rising

| November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

The number of visa applications granted for overseas students to study in Australia has increased by approximately 4% marking the second year in a row of growth for the sector. Numbers had previously been falling but the financial year 2012/2013 has seen figures rise with the previous year of 290,761 applications lodged compared with 280,003, […]

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Australian jobs for overseas graduates

| November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Education Minister Christopher Pyne: “We need new architecture in international education.” Picture: Ray Strange. Source: The Australian EDUCATION Minister Christopher Pyne has promised to open the jobs market to more overseas students who have graduated from Australian universities, as a means of rehabilitating the stagnant $14 billion international education industry. In his first speech on […]

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