This month we feature two related stories about the changes to the student visa procedures and policies for international students in Australia. First, you can read in this press release on the website for the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship about the changes to the student visa systems, which in many cases make it tougher to get a visa. The Minister, Senator Chris Evans, says: "This latest round of changes strikes the right balance between making the visa application process easier for genuine students while imposing additional checks on those who may seek to abuse the system.
The latest measures include changes to the assessment of students studying more than one course, increased powers to cancel visas and streamlining the processing of postgraduate students."
Visit the Minister's website to read the rest.
The next article, from The Hindu online, highlights how thousands of Indian students are struggling to get back their prepaid tuition fees from Australian educational institutions after their visas were rejected, following the student visa changes described in the article above.
Read the full story in the Hindu online.