What are the Changes made to the Student Visa Policies Post COVID?

What are the Changes made to the Student Visa Policies Post COVID?

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The Australian Government has also stepped forward and announced that a few major changes have been made to the student visa arrangements. These changes have been carefully drafted to ensure international students are well supported. The changes are:

  • When borders re-open the students will have their visas ready. To ensure this, the government will recommence the procedure of student visas in all the locations outside Australia.
  • Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485), which is a post-study work visa, is relaxed for the applicants. The eligibility requirements will be relaxed for the applicants who have made their enrolment with an Australian education provider but have been affected by the travel restrictions due to COVID-19.
  • The new student and existing students who are visa holders can opt for online study from outside Australia. This has become the new Australian study requirement in the light of COVID-19.
  • The graduates who are affected by the travel restrictions can still apply for and be granted a visa outside Australia.
  • English Language results of the applicants who faced major disruption due to COVID-19, will be granted additional time.
  • Additional time will be provided to applicants for their health checks, biometric collection, and everything else related to the immigration process.


Australia takes pride in being a welcoming nation. Its world-class education system with the lowest rate of COVID-19 cases in the world adds to its charm. The recent visa policy changes are crafted to ensure the international students feel comfortable and confident when making plans to study in Australia. If you want guided assistance by an expert then you can get in touch with a Registered Migration Agent in Sydney. The experts can help you make the right and well-informed decision related to your pursuit of studying and living in Australia.

With an education consultant in Sydney guiding you through each step in the process, the chances of making an error are minimized. The Australian Government is committed and constantly working towards ensuring international students make a safe return to Australia. The Australian states and territories are also working towards developing better opportunities and environment for international students.



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