Australia student visa now harder to get for India and Pakistan - Global Education Times (GET News)

Australia student visa now harder to get for India and Pakistan

The Australia student visa requirements for those applying from India, Pakistan and Nepal have been tightened by the Australian government.

The assessment category for international students applying for a student visa to study in Australia has been raised from Level 2 to Level 3, which entails more strict scrutiny to qualify.

Australia student visa applications are based on individual merits including educational qualifications, financial requirements and proficiency in English language.

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University graduates in Australia see high salaries and employment rates - Global Education Times (GET News)

University graduates in Australia see high salaries and employment rates

The vast majority (more than 90%) of university graduates in Australia secure full-time work three years after the completion of their degree, according to University World News.

University graduates in Australia have also enjoyed a strong growth in their work salaries, with an average graduate starting salary in the region of AU$58,700, rising to around AU$72,800 just three years after entering the workforce.

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19 Indian students bag A$500K University of Sydney scholarship - Global Education Times (GET News)

19 Indian students bag A$500K University of Sydney scholarship

19 young Indian students have become recipients of a prestigious new University of Sydney scholarship programme designed specially for Indian students – Sydney Scholars India Scholarship.

The students include Madhullikaa Singh from Bombay and Aryan Bhatia from Delhi, who each received A$20,000 for their Bachelors’ degree programmes.

Worth A$500,000 per annum in total, the Sydney Scholars India Scholarship includes ten A$20,000 per annum grants and fifteen A$10,000 grants besides the two major grants of A$50,000 per annum.

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La Trobe ‘Smart Cities’ research network launched in India - Global Education Times (GET News)

La Trobe ‘Smart Cities’ research network launched in India

Three institutions spearheaded by Australia’s La Trobe University have joined hands to form the ‘Asian Smart Cities Research and Innovation Network’ in India, with a fund of £7.5 million (Indian Rupees 65 crores) available to researchers.

From the three institutitons – The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani and La Trobe University – 50 students will be selected to pursue research on a problem related to the Smart City initiative from the government of India.

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Fast-track Australia tech immigration programme launched - Global Education Times (GET News)

Fast-track Australia Global Talent Independent Program launched

The Australian government have unveiled a new fast-track tech immigration programme for highly-skilled global talent as part of its newfound effort to address the local skills gap and grow the tech sector.

Australia’s Home Affairs department has set aside 5000 immigration visa places within the existing permanent migration programme – capped at 160,000 places – for the new “Global Talent Independent Program”.

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More 'Welcome Desks' planned for foreign students in Perth Airport - Global Education Times (GET News)

More ‘Welcome Desks’ planned for foreign students in Perth Airport

StudyPerth, a West Australia-based education association, is expanding its Welcome Desk stations at Perth Airport this year in efforts to give foreign students in Perth a more welcoming greeting.

StudyPerth Executive Director Phil Payne said that the association will set up new service desks at terminals 3 and 4 at the said airport, where it expects to welcome 13,000 international students by 2020.

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10 Indian students made study in South Australia ambassadors

10 Indian students in South Australia made student ambassadors

10 Indian students in South Australia have been appointed as student ambassadors by StudyAdelaide, a government of South Australia agency, to promote the state as a destination for international students.

5400 students have chosen South Australia as a study destination so far this year. Engineering, Computer science and IT are the most sought-after programmes by Indian students.

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