Australia Student Visa Developments
Higher English Proficiency Requirements
Expected to be higher than the current minimum of
overall in IELTS for postgraduate courses and
for undergraduate courses.
Change in Work Hours for Students
Reinstated to a maximum of
hours per fortnight (
hours per week) while studying.
During study breaks, students can work
. There are
no work hour limits
for those pursuing a
masters by research or a PhD
Mutual recognition of degrees between the two countries, excluding professional qualifications.
Recognition of Indian Educational Degrees in Australia
Indian graduates remain eligible for the Temporary Graduate Visa, allowing them to stay for
two years after a bachelor degree
Temporary Graduate Visa Eligibility
Three years after a master's degree,
four years after completing a PhD
Most Indian students, as around 95% already meet the higher English proficiency requirements
Most Indian Students Unaffected
Despite the tightening of rules, Australia continues to have a demand for skilled workers, contrasting with a decline in low-skilled job demands.
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