Indian students registering in Australia rushed 25% in 2018

Indian students registering in Australia rushed 25% in 2018: The recent reports shows that during 2018, more than one lakh students from India registered themselves in Australian educational institutions which establish 12.4 per cent of the total international registrations. This was an increase of 24.5 per cent over the earlier calendar year. China sustained to lead with 2.56 lakh students which constitute of 29 per cent of the total.

Australia has declared an ‘Additional Temporary Graduate’ visa with an additional year of post-study work privileges for international students who get the graduation from the regional campus of a registered university or institute.


  • Over one lakh students from India enrolled in Australian educational institutions during 2018, constituting 12.4 per cent of the overall international enrolments
  • This was a rise of 24.5 per cent over the previous calendar year. China continued to lead with 2.56 lakh students (or 29 per cent of the total)

At the present time, the students who are studying in Australia at the bachelor’s or master’s degree level which is usually for 2 or 3 years will get a two-year post-study work visa. The country has presented the international students an additional year in Australia on a post-study work visa if they study in local areas. By this the nation purposes to get more benefits with just one step.

With the ‘additional temporary graduate’ visa which is offered by Australia to the international students will help in its total strategy to decongest common areas of Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. This will also help in appealing more international students to their institutes.

As it is essential for the students to get graduate from a regional campus and then spend at least two years living in a regional area to meet the requirements of the ‘Additional Temporary Graduate’ visa which is going to be accessible to the first qualified group of graduates from 2021, states a current announcement from Australia’s department of home affairs.

For those students who are presently holding the Temporary Graduate (sub class 485) visa, which is the current post-study work visa, continuing dwelling in a provincial area could be eligible it for an extra year.

In a distinct announcement dated on March 20, PM Scott Morrison, in order to appeal Australian and international students to study in regional Australia, declared a new tertiary scholarships. Each year, these scholarships which is worth Australian $15,000 is going to be accessible to more than 1,000 local and international students.

Zahirah Ismail who is the Perth-based managing director at the immigration service company Home of Visas, told to a news agency, “An additional year for graduates shows that policy-makers are acknowledging the difficulties faced by students as they attempt to gain relevant work experience. In several occupations, in order for an applicant to gain positive skills assessment, they are required to demonstrate at least three years of relevant work experience post their qualification.”

She also mentions that international students must look at employment scenarios for every territory and best match this data in contradiction of occupation lists for migration purposes.

Andrew Everett who is the deputy vice-chancellor and vice-president, global strategy, at Charles Darwin University, said, “CDU is examining how best to provide for international students who might qualify for an Additional Temporary Graduate visa.”

A number of students also want to place down roots and work long term in the host country. In this framework, Cyrus Mistry who is the director at EasyMigrate Consultancy Services, told to a news agency, “Introduction of new Regional (Provisional) visas, which provide an option of conversion to permanent residency after a tenure of three years, could also be attractive to international students, provided they are willing to settle in regional areas.”