Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Each aspirant has to achieve 40 points in order to secure student visa. 30 points are awarded if student enrolls in a UK BA registered College or University. Minimum 2000 to 2500 UK Pounds are required to deposit to college or university in order to attain CAS ( Addmission Letter). Courses Below Level 6 require IELTS test report as evidence of English Proficiency. However, student may choose ESOL course or pre-sessional english course before commencing of their main program.
10 points are awarded if you provide bank statement of 28 days in your name. Student need to provide funds equivalent to 9 months living cost 800 UK pounds if institution in London, it mean 7200 GBP for living plus tuition fees. This whole amoun should be in student's bank account for atleast 28 years. Likwise, student need to provide bank statement of amoun 600 GBP multiply by 9 months, which means 5400 GBP if institution is outside London toward living cost plus tuition fee.
Please note that student can borrow these amount from any of his/her relatives, friend or Bank. Bank Loan facility is easily available these days and legally its allowed.
Each applicant must submit supporting documents as evidence with their visa application. The supporting documents can vary from applicant to applicant depending on individual circumstances. The documents required for an application under Tier 4 (General Student) are as follows:
•2 x recent, identical passport-sized photographs of yourself
•Any previous passports you have used to travel to and from the UK during this period of study (If applicable)
•Biometric Residence Permit (If applicable)
•Documents that evidence an official name change e.g. marriage certificate (If applicable)
•CAS number / Letter (issued by Registered College / University)
•Original certificates of qualification and/or transcript of results.
•Bank Statements - covering a period of 28 days prior to submitting your application. The account must be in your name and must clearly demonstrate the maintenance costs available to you on the date of application. Statements must be no more than one month old and must be in the correct format as specified in the Tier 4 Policy Guidance.
Please note that if any of your documents are not in English or Welsh then you must have them officially translated by a professional translator. The translations must be in a specific format.
Friday, February 11, 2011
The government has commissioned a strategic review of the student visa program, headed by the Hon Michael Knight AO, which is to report to government by mid 2011.
The international education sector is important to Australia in establishing bilateral ties with key partner countries and supports employment in a broad range of occupations in the Australian economy as well as delivering high-value skills to the economy.
The review is an opportunity for education providers and stakeholders to share their vision of the sector's future. It is tasked with enhancing the continued competitiveness of the international education sector, as well as strengthening the integrity of the Student visa program.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
According to new statistics, immigration to South Australia grew significantly last year, increasing from 9,695 people in 2008-09 to 11,377 in 2009-10.
Due to the economic situation many Countries saw a net reduction in levels of immigration in the period 2008-09. Some Australian states and territories are seeing increasing levels of immigration.
The top five immigration source countries whose citizens immigrated permanently to South Australia are New Zealand, China, India, the United Kingdom, and South Africa.
With Australia's economy heating up and unemployment rates falling, Australian states and territories are looking abroad to fill labour gaps.
"The Australian Government has undertaken a series of strategic reforms of the skilled migration program, to make it more responsive to Australia's labour market demands," the spokesperson said.
"These reforms are about selecting the best and brightest people from a large pool of potential migrants," the spokesperson added.
In 2009-10, Australia saw 140,610 people immigrate to its shores, a decrease of 11 per cent from the previous year.