Rules for onshore/ offshore graduation visa application

If you are planning to leave Australia over the holiday meanwhile wishing to apply for the 485 post-graduate working visa, you need to aware of the application duration details. Onshore students who graduate by the end of 2020 have to submit the 485 visa application within 6 months after graduation, and you have to be in Australia while applying. The department takes two and a half months to process in usual cases. A lot of students struggle to come to Australia due to the COVID-19 travelling restrictions, which they may not be able to finish their degree as scheduled or…

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2020 QS Australian Universities Ranking

Here is the QS World University Ranking 2020. The ranking was created based on the teaching quality, student’s satisfaction, student admission rate, graduates employability, academic research achievement and balance with other comprehensive rankings. Other than just looking at the university ranking, we suggest students to choose the subject and university based on their interest. AU RankingWorld RankingUniversity Name129The Australian National University238The University of Melbourne342The University of Sydney443The University of New South Wales (UNSW)547The University of Queensland658Monash University786The University of Western Australia8106The University of Adelaide9140University of Technology Sydney10207The University of Newcastle11212University of Wollongong12224Queensland University of Technology (QUT)13230Curtin University14237Macquarie University15238RMIT University16271Deakin University17274University…

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Honest Words For Students Who Want To Apply For Migration

The Australian Department of Home Affairs has announced a new policy for international students who are looking for migration opportunities. It might be confusing, and we are here to assist you. Indeed, we have a few words for you. 1. Check the information carefully, do not just listen to words from mouth. As shown in the chart below, it is the migration allocation of places to different applicants. The picture is retrieved from the Department of Home Affairs, https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/what-we-do/migration-program-planning-levels#. A quick summary from the chart, A. The government has given out 160,000 migration places for 2020-2021, which is the same as last…

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Time to give up as an accounting student?

Immigrating with the CPA or accounting qualifications had been a popular trend over the past two decades. Unfortunately, there are more speculations about accounting is no longer on the skill required list for immigration.  A 25-year-old student C from Hong Kong, she has graduated from a three-year accounting degree. She soon got a job from a Chinese company, working as a part-time accountant. During 2018-2019, she was preparing to apply for permanent residency. She took the CCL, got straight eights in IELTS, had work experience in the field, and reached the age of 25 to get as many points as…

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485 Graduation Visa Reminder + Q&A

A 485 visa is necessary for international graduates who want to stay here after graduation. Here are some common questions about applying for this visa. Click HERE to read more about the eligibility for the visa. *Only graduates who have taken courses in Australia two years or above (reaching the Australian Study Requirement) are eligible for applying for 485 visas.  Q: I have studied a half-year Graduation Certificate before taking a Masters Degree, am I eligible for applying for a 485 graduation visa? A: It depends on the situation. If all your credits were transferrable to the Masters Degree, and…

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485 Graduate visa opens for offshore application

Coronavirus has been a prevailing issue recently. Many international students chose to go home and continue their study online. Previously, the Australian government only allowed graduates to apply for 485 graduation visa only if they were in Australia. A good news is that today, the Australian government just announced international students who are currently outside Australia can also be eligible to apply for the visa. Now international graduates of Australia can now get to stay here longer. Here is the latest arrangement for 485 graduation visa. Whether graduates are onshore or offshore during the concession period (20th February 2020 -…

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Free Extension for Student Visa

Given that the continues global spread of the COVID-19, the Australia border is still restricted for non Australian citizens. Some regions are even facing another wave of outbreak, such as Victoria and Hong Kong. It is believed that many international students’ study plans have been impacted. Therefore, Australian government has announced that student visa (subclass 500) can be extended for FREE started from August 5, 2020 in order to assist holders who are being affected by the COVID-19. Here are the details: Only new applications (since August 5) will be eligible to have the application fee waivedHolders who are not…

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