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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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NSW GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES TRAVEL DISCOUNTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

| October 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

IEAA glad to announce that after lobbying number of years, Australian NSW Government agreed to give student travel discounts for International Students.  The NSW Government has announced public transport fare discounts for international students as part of ongoing efforts to promote the State as a world-class location for international education.   Premier Barry O’Farrell made the announcement […]

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Australian Scholarship Programs for International Students

| August 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

  While most international students in Australia are full-fee paying students, another option is to apply for a scholarship. Scholarships are offered by education institutions and a number of other organisations and the Australian Government.  They cover various educational sectors, including vocational education and training, student exchanges, undergraduate and postgraduate study and research. Usually Australian […]

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Australian Government Response to the Knight Review of the Student Visa Program

| March 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

  The international education sector is one of Australia’s largest export industries and is important to Australia in supporting bilateral ties with key partner countries, supporting employment in a broad range of occupations throughout the Australian economy, as well as delivering high-value skills to the economy. In December 2010, the Australian Government appointed the Hon […]

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Visa Changes to Boost Australian International Education

| March 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

  The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP, today announced key changes to the student visa program recommended by the Knight Review will commence from 24 March, as part of the government’s commitment to position Australia as a preferred study destination for international students. ‘International education plays a vital role in a growing […]

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