The closure of Australia’s Pandemic Event visa

As of 2 September 2023, a new measure has taken effect where applications for the Pandemic Event visa are only open to existing visa holders. This means that Pandemic Event visa holders will be able to apply for a subsequent Pandemic Event visa after 2 September 2023, providing leeway for preparations and adjustments, until the visa is completely closed for everyone in February 2024.

Updates in the Australian student visa application process

It’s safe to say that an Australian student visa is one of the most coveted visas in the world. As a major study destination for international students from all over the globe, Australia has had its student visa application process discussed widely among various groups. Along with the application to the school of their choice, the student visa application is a very important step for any student wanting to pursue studies abroad.

The indispensable value of education agents in Australia

In October 2019, during the 33rd Australian International Education Conference, Australia’s Department of Education released a report which showed that 75% of all international enrolments into the country involved an education agent. According to The PIE News, this was the first public release of agency performance data based on information logged within PRISMS, the Provider Registration and International Student Management System, which logs international students enrolments and looks to provide transparency for education providers.

New Zealand rebounds volume of international student applications

Far beyond its rich culture, world-renowned wines and jaw-dropping picturesque landscapes, New Zealand has always been a prime study destination for students all around the world. This country remains a top choice for international education because of its excellent educational system, globally recognised qualifications and diverse research opportunities.

Student experience ratings for international students in Australia rise

For the 2022 SES, there were 129 participating institutions, 42 of which were universities. It garnered a total of 52,316 valid online responses on the student level, achieving a 33.6% response rate. The results reveal that the rating for overall student experience improved in 2022, rising to 75.9% from 74% in 2021, and catching up to pre-pandemic levels (78.5% in 2019). The results also showed that the ratio of international students saying they had a positive experience rose to 74.4% from a low of 63% who said the same in 2020.

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