Australia to Relax Visa Rules for Indian and Chinese Students

Starting in April, Australia will do more to welcome Indian and Chinese college students, in an effort to revive its once-thriving but now declining international-student enrollment, reports The Sydney Morning Herald. For example, the country will decrease the amount of financial assets that visa applicants have to show. The government will also examine its visa policies to  find other ways to stop the loss of international students. “The size and nature of the international-education sector has … changed dramatically over the past decade, and it is critical that we take a whole-of-government approach in responding to these changes,” said Chris Evans, the minister in charge of tertiary education in Australia. Universities, which have called for such a review, applauded the government’s decision.

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