Visa changes to support international students

Visa changes to support international students

Published: 21 July 2020

The government has announced the below visa changes to support international students.

Free-of-charge visa application

International students will be able to lodge a further student visa application free of charge if they are unable to complete their studies within their original visa validity due to COVID-19.  

Online study will be counted towards requirement for post-study work visa

Current student visa holders studying online outside Australia due to COVID-19 will be able to use that study to count towards the Australian study requirement for a post-study work visa. 

Post-study work rights 

Graduates who held a student visa will be eligible to apply for a post-study work visa outside Australia if they are unable to return due to COVID-19. 

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