- United States
Australian government has announced to launch a new post-study work visa with the dawn of the next year, in a move to improvise its educational sector by attracting plenty of foreign students.
According to the new visa policy, which is all ready for implementation, a student who completes two years of education in any Australian university will be issued a two-year work permit.
The work permit or renewed visa will allow the international students to stay in Australia and seek some promising career opportunities.
Apart from this law, the Australian immigration authorities have also decided to relax part-time work rules for the students so that they can make earnings to survive along with completing their degrees.
After getting proper permission from their relative educational institutes and visa officials, the overseas students will now be able to do part-time jobs provided they do not affect their studies.
International immigration experts have hailed both these amendments, terming them to be big stepping stones towards making Australia the biggest destination for students who want to seek quality higher education in different ace disciplines.
Currently, Australia is hosting a large number of international students who finance a big part of the local universities’ annual revenues.
As a result of America’s protectionist approach following 9/11 and the incumbent British Prime Minister David Cameron’s anti-immigration policies, Australia has turned to be an ideal option for the students.
Along with being a hub of high-standard education, Australia is packed with plenty of work opportunities.
It is hoped that the new visa laws will help a number of international students to get incorporated in Australia’s vast industrial sector after winding up their studies.
It is also being predicted that 2012 will be a busy year for the Australian visa application centres as numerous candidates are likely to apply for students visas.
Tags: Australia, Student Visa, Study in Australia, Study visa, work permit