Holding the title of ‘third most popular destination’ in terms of education, Australia is known for its cultural diversity and high quality of education. However, there is a steely shell of nerve-racking Visa process to deal with, before one gets to the fruit of education.
The first hurdles comes with the name of Australian Visa Application where endless copies of educational and financial documents that certify the visa seeker to meet Australian study, English proficiency, health insurance, health and character requirements, are to be attested. Usually, the Australian embassy does not ask for original documents but demands certified or notarised copies of documents and transcripts. Only those students who intend to study a registered course on a full-time basis and meet with a number of visa conditions after have entering Australia can apply for the Australian student visa.
Before applying for a visa, one needs to obtain a Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) or a Letter of Offer confirming that the person has been accepted into a course registered under the Commonwealth Register of Institutions of Courses.
Not only this Students should note that if an English language course is a requirement of the visa category and no COE for such a course is offered, the application will be refused.
Many international students who study in Australia choose to apply for permanent residency after they finish their studies. International students can express their interest in applying for permanent residency through Australia’s Skill migration program which has whole new level of requirements that are must to be satisfied.
Hence students who aspire to gain high quality education in Australia should keep in mind the track of obstructions they might face even before getting to be in the system.