Australian government has decided to relax visa norms further, and now international students will have greater opportunity to work in the country and enjoy easier access to student visas.
Under the new regulation, international students who graduate from a bachelor or masters by coursework degree, and have studied for at least two years in Australia, will be able to remain in Australia and work (do a job) for two years after the completion of their course. Meanwhile, graduates of masters’ by research degree will have three years post-study work rights and PhD graduates will have four years post-study work rights.
These changes, which streamline visa access, will benefit students from many countries including Sri Lanka India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Bangladesh and China.
This decision has taken to attract foreign students, as rising Australian dollar and global financial crisis have dealt a serious blow to the universities and vocational education colleges in the country as international students, including Sri Lanka.