Australian government has made crucial changes to the rules related to foreign education

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Australia Sets New Criteria for Overseas Students and Temporary Graduate Visas

Australia is a popular study-abroad destination among international students. Recently, the Australian government has made many changes to the rules governing foreign education and the settlement of immigrants in the country. The Australian government’s migration strategy was released on December 11, 2023. It aims to improve the integrity and quality of Australia’s foreign education programs, protect overseas students, and help graduates achieve their professional aspirations. However, Australia has made some new rules for international students in 2024

Australia New Rules for International Students 2024 

From May 10, 2024, the financial conditions that applies to student and guardian visas will be set at Australian dollars 29,710 ($19,576) for an individual student. The new economic requirement applies to any visas submit on or after May 10, 2024. This requirement evaluates that you have enough funds to cover your airfare, course fees, and living expenses throughout your studies. Thus, this initiative is taken to lower your chances of experiencing financial difficulties while studying.

Another change that has been done is TOEFL iBT is again a valid test for student visa purposes and is accepted by all Australian universities. However, tests taken between 26 July 2023, and 4 May 2024, are not valid. Tests taken before 26 July 2023, remain valid for two years. This vital development provides opportunities for anyone looking to study, work or relocate to Australia by allowing them to demonstrate their English proficiency through the TOEFL iBT test.

Effective from March 23, 2024, the new Genuine Student Test (GST) requirement has replaced the Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) for students to study in Australia. The GS is a key part of the student visa application procedure. Moreover, students who are thinking to studying in Australia will have to show proof of their fluency in the English language. This rule has been applied to all Student Visa and Temporary Graduate Visa applications.

Upcoming Changes That has to Be Done in Australia

The length of a post-study work visas will change. Australia’s Temporary Graduate visa will give you time to obtain valuable work experience and exhibit your skills to Australian employers. This visa provides a clear pathway to permanent residency. Also, the maximum eligible age for this visa will be reduced to 35 years of age or under. Moreover, these changes will come into effect from 1 July 2024.

Also Read: Australia Marks High Enrolling of Abroad Students Even After Visa Rejections

Summing Up

Finally, the above given rules for overseas students and temporary graduate visas has been changed for students who want to study in Australia. The changes might tighten the study visa rules, but with Gradding.com you can complete your journey of studying in Australia without any hindrance.      

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