How to go from a Student Visa to a Temporary Graduate 485 Visa to Permanent Residency

So, you’re an international student who is about to graduate.  Graduating is a great accomplishment and you should be very proud of yourself and your achievement. Let’s face it, being an international student has more challenges than just making it through your course.  On top of all the financial pressure, …

International students challenges in Australia include poverty and racism

PHOTO: Hoang Xuan Doan was shocked when he was the target of racist abuse. The number of international students in Australia continues to rise, with enrolments now making up more than a quarter of the total at some universities. But the life they had imagined didn’t always match up with the reality …

Is Lulu Jemimah’s English good enough? Immigration not convinced

Lulu Jemimah speaks and writes English better than many Australians. But the 30-year-old graduate is soon to be forced to return Uganda because, in the words of the decision maker at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, “I am not satisfied that the applicant has competent English”. Ms Jemimah’s case is …

International Students Continue Study in Australia

The natural choice for many international students once they finish their course is to continue study in Australia. Every year there many thousands of applications are made by prospective students looking to start studying, or to continue studying in Australia. If you are one of the 526,932 international students currently …