Australia Student Visa Developments

Higher English Proficiency Requirements

Expected to be higher than the current minimum of  6.5 overall in IELTS for postgraduate courses and 6.0 for undergraduate courses.

Change in Work Hours for Students

Reinstated to a maximum of 48 hours per fortnight (24 hours per week) while studying.

During study breaks, students can work unlimited hours. 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, and 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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