education in Australia

Student visa requirements are going to be relaxed_Minister of Immigration

The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP, today announced the Government will make the visa application process easier for students from 29 countries by reducing assessment levels across a range of student visa subclasses from 24 March. The changes are in response to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship’s (DIAC) 2011 review of […]

Australia jobless percentage is maintaining low

Australia’s unemployment rate remained steady at 5.2 percent in December, data showed Thursday, but economists said the jobs market was weakening and raised the likelihood of an interest rate cut. It came in the same as the revised November figure and compared to a consensus forecast of 5.3 percent. The Australian Bureau of Statistics said […]

Loans for Forgein students to study in Australia

HECS-STYLE loans could be used to resuscitate the ailing international education industry and compensate poor countries for brain drain. Professor from Australian National University’s Crawford School of Economics and Government, said most of the 180,000-odd overseas higher education students in Australia had to raise about $20,000 a year to fund their tuition. “They’ve got to […]

Australia relaxes its visa rules for international students

Knight Review on Student Visas: “It’s time to fulfill your dream to study in Australia – as getting visa for studying in Australia will be easier from 2012!” The revised visa system is proposed to brand Australia as an attractive place to study and work – a desired destination for International students. It means less […]

Australia is safe for foreign students and immigrants

The United States-based blog for Indo-Americans, “Sepia Mutiny” (http://sepiamutiny.com/sepia/) has frequently carried alarming accounts of unprovoked attacks on Indian students. Recently there has been some bad press for Australia in the Indian news media about similar-seeming events. Is the situation comparable? Should prospective Indian students (and their parents), investors and independent skilled migrants feel any […]

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