Australia Visa - Visa News for Indians

So, guess what? Australia is making some changes to its rules for study visas. You know, like when people from other countries want to come to Australia to study? Yeah, that! So, from March 23, they're swapping out this thing called Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) for something called Genuine Student (GS).

This change was talked about back in December 2023, but it's only starting from March 23, 2024. Basically, before, you had to prove you were just coming to Australia for a bit and then heading back home after your studies. Now, they want to make sure you're a real student, like super serious about it.

Oh, and there's this language test called IELTS. For some visas, they're upping the score you need to pass.

Following the new rules, you'll need a higher test score to get a Temporary Graduate visa. It's going up from 6.0 in IELTS to 6.5. And for a student visa, it's going up from 5.5 in IELTS (or equivalent) to 6.0.

So, if you want to apply for a Temporary Graduate visa, you now need a higher score. Plus, the time they accept the test results for this visa is shorter now, just one year.

Also, they're introducing this new test for all international students to prove they're genuine about studying. It's like they want to be extra sure everyone coming to study in Australia really means it. And they're going to look extra closely at applications from students from certain countries.

Oh, and one more thing – they're saying you need to have more money saved up to get a student visa now. Like, around $24,505.

So, they're really looking into whether you're serious about studying in Australia. They're checking stuff like your background, if you've followed visa rules before, and if you're really on track with your studies.

But you know, some people are worried. Like, experts are saying these changes might make it harder for students from places like India to get their visas accepted. So, it's kind of a big deal for a lot of folks who dream of studying Down Under.

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