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Australia: Student News Updates

Australia is one amongst the top overseas study destinations in the world. Globally recognized universities, high-quality education, excellent research facilities, high standard of living, etc., are some of the factors that attract a multitude of international students to Australia every year for higher studies. It is extremely vital that the aspiring international students, as well as, the ones who are already enrolled in Australian universities, stay up-to-date on the news related to Australia academia. Hence, we offer to provide regular updates with this Student News Updates section, with an aim to keep you informed about the current events about education in Australia. The news articles will be authenticated with actual source links for factual accuracy.





Latest Updates

24 Sep 2020 | 04:03 PM

Australia Updates Temporary Graduate 485 Visa Application Rules

Mr. Alan Tudge, the Australian Acting Immigration Minister, has announced that the Australian government will provide “COVID-19 Concessions” w.e.f. 19th September 2020 to help visa holders stranded outside Australia. These measures will be beneficial for Subclass 485 and Subclass 887 visa holders, which include international graduates and skilled workers, mainly for those seeking permanent residency.

For more details, please visit the below link.

19 Aug 2020

19 Aug 2020 | 11:10 PM

Australia prepares to bring back International Students through Pilot Program

As per the announcement this Sunday, South Australia is all set to become the first state in the nation to welcome back international students to Adelaide this September. About 300 students are set to return to their universities through a pilot program.

The students will be quarantined for 14 days in a hotel upon arrival, paid for by their respective universities, to avoid the risk of coronavirus transmission.

Mr. Simon Birmingham, Federal Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, stated that the pilot program was essential for the country’s recovery from economic disaster caused by this pandemic.

For more details, please visit the link below.

19 Aug 2020 | 11:00 PM

Deakin University offers 30% In-Country Bursary for Students

The Deakin University, Australia, has announced a ”30 per cent In-Country Bursary” to students who are enrolling for online studies in the Trimester 3 starting this November and Trimester 1 commencing in February 2021.

Iain Martin, Vice-Chancellor of the Deakin University, stated that this 30% in-country bursary aims to help students achieve their academic goals during this global crisis. The university will be adopting a successful study model of commencing studies online and moving on to On-campus once the pandemic subsides.

For more details, please visit the link below.

31 July 2020

31 July 2020 | 3:00 PM

Australia supports International Students with Five Major Visa Changes

As a welcome respite to international students, the Australian federal government has announced five major visa changes that will ease the border restrictions for students stranded out of the country. The five key changes in visas were announced by the Morrison government considering the contribution of international students to Australia’s economy.

The visa changes aims at limiting the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on international students by granting visas for students in all locations stranded outside Australia.

For more details on the visa changes announced, please read the article through the link given below.

13 July 2020

13 July 2020 | 7:44 PM

Safe Passage Program to bring back International Students Postponed

Given the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, the University of Canberra and the Australian National University have decided to postpone the ‘Safe Passage’-International Students pilot program that was jointly ventured. Their plan to return 350 international students to Canberra campuses in late July is deferred until there is a clear picture in the COVID-19 trajectory.

For more details, please visit the below link.

14 May 2020

14 May 2020 | 7:44 PM

Australia government to allow entry of international students this July

As per the latest announcement by PM Scott Morrison, international students could be the first category of travellers to be excused from the travel ban. Starting this July, international students may be allowed to enter the country considering strict quarantine rules are followed. Although a final discussion is yet to be made, the government is currently working with institutes to work out a most pragmatic solution.

These measures are significant for the stability of the Australian economy since the international education contributes AU$40 billion to the country’s economy every year. According to the MP Julian Hill, Canada’s initiative to admit international students during this global crisis is what inspired the Australian government to consider the exclusion of international students from the travel ban.

For more information, please visit the below link.

14 April 2020

14 April 2020 | 7:44 PM

Australia not ready to lift the lockdown

Amidst the rumours about the Australian government lifting the lockdown, Scott Morrison states that the government cannot even think about easing the lockdown yet.

In the recent few days, there has been reportedly a high number of cruise bookings despite the outbreak. The government urges the people in Australia to be patient and follow social distancing.

Mr. Morrison also mentioned that the country would surely move into a phase of recovery in the future, but it is still weeks away from doing so. International students and other foreign nationals are requested to stay where they are to avoid the risk of spreading this infectious disease.

For more information, please visit the below link.

09 April 2020

09 April 2020 | 2:13 PM

Special working arrangements for students

The Australian government has given special privileges to students who are working at a supermarket or at aged care to extend their working hours if required, until May 1, 2020.

Visit the website below for detailed information.

09 April 2020 | 11:47 AM

International students living in Australia for more than a year to get financial relief

It comes as a great relief for international students who are facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 epidemic that has brought life to a standstill. The Australian government has announced that students who have been living in Australia for over a year are eligible for superannuation. In a statement issued by the Australian immigration minister Alan Trudge, he has stated that international students who have been living in the country for over a year can avail this support in case of financial difficulty.

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