Australia, 22nd April: Australia is likely to allow increased number of foreign students to stay here after successful completion of their studies in Australia.
This might become a reality in the coming four years period, hints a proposal by the Australia Department of Immigration and Border Protection in December 2014.
Australia may allow increased number of foreign students to stay after graduation—Australia is likely to allow increased number of foreign students enrolled in Australia to stay following successful completion of their study courses. This has been hinted by a latest Australia immigration proposal paper in December 2014.
As per the estimates, in the coming four years period, there may a tenfold hike in the number of international students remaining in Australia after study completion. This could make the figures to more than 200,000 in the year 2018 from 21,970 in the year 2014.
<blockquote> International students staying in Australia after study completion could go up tenfold in the next four years. </blockquote>
After all, Australia international education sector churned out more than $16.6 billion as economic gains in the year 2014. No wonder, it is the fourth top export sector of Australia.
Increased international students in Australia due to reforms—It may be worth mentioned that the recent increasing trend among international students to choose Australia for pursuing study and to continue stay in Australia after completion of their study could be due to latest visa reforms.
Yes, earlier, before Australia introduced reforms to its subclass 485 visa, foreign students were required to get sponsorship from any local employer for staying in Australia. However, new rules mean Australia allows foreign students to work as well as travel in Australia after a period of two years following completion of their studies.
Australia seeks to attract increased foreigners to study and stay on—Yes, that’s quite true. The aim of Australia is, inevitably, to attract more and more foreign students to come and study here. And that’s not all.
In fact, Australia wants not only international students to come and study in Australia. But, it also wants to let them stay in Australia once they successfully complete their study courses here.
It is a well known fact that Australia happens to be one of the most popular nations for studying overseas among foreign students. It becomes evident from the fact that in the period of around 50 years or so, nearly 2.5 million foreign students have studies in Australia schools, Australia universities and Australia vocational education institutes.