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Student Visa Update

  • Concurrent Study No Longer Allowed for International Students in Australia

  • Student Visa Financial Requirement Rises


The Australian government has decided to stop allowing international students to enrol in more than one course at a time. This is to prevent students from switching to cheaper courses after getting their student visa. The change is effective immediately and applies to new enrolments only. Students who already have concurrent enrolments are not affected.

The government said that the concurrent study function was being misused by some students and education providers trying to avoid the six-month transfer restriction period. As a result, the government chose to eliminate this function in order to uphold the six-month restriction that says you have to stay in your original course for at least six months before you can change to another course. This restriction is to protect the interests of both students and providers.

The government also announced that it is increasing the amount of money that international students need to have in their bank account to get a student visa. This is to show that they can afford to live and study in Australia. The new amount is A$24,505, which is 17 percent higher than the current amount. This change will start from 1 October 2023.

These changes are part of the government’s efforts to maintain the quality and integrity of the international education sector in Australia. The government said that they want to ensure that international students have a positive and rewarding experience in Australia.

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These changes may affect international students in different ways, depending on their current situation and future plans. Talk to us today and find out how we can address these new updates from Australian Immigration.

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