Australian varsities expectrise in Indian students

Updated - February 05, 2017 11:36 pm IST

Published - February 05, 2017 11:35 pm IST - HYDERABAD:

The number of Indian students going to Australia for higher education had increased by nearly 33 per cent in 2015 over the previous year and the figure is expected to have increased by 45 per cent in 2016 due to liberalised visa norms and two-year post study work visa.

Martin Boyce, Recruitment Director from Charles Sturt University, said at a seminar on Australian education here on Sunday that Australian Computer Society statistics forecast a demand for 69,500 ICT professionals by 2020. These figures would boost international student figures.

Moreover, the proposed changes to visa norms in the USA after the new Government took over were likely to force Indian students to look for better opportunities in Australia, which was already the second most preferred destination of Indian students. He said the two-year post study work visa was a great opportunity and it had some innovative features such as Tuition Protection Services (TPS).

Moreover, most Australian universities offered scholarship ranging from 10 per cent to 25 per cent on tuition fee for meritorious students. Australia’s visa system ensured that genuine students were not denied visa, he said.

The seminar was organised by Global Tree Education, a press release said.

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