Australian educational institutions enrolled Indian students in a big way in 2018. The figures were above one lakh, which constitutes 12.4 of the total percentage among international enrolments. China was at the top position having 2.64 lakh students.
Presently, Australia has a plan to pursue the 'Additional Temporary Graduate' visa to benefit global students. It has an extra one year in post-study working rights to the students who study and also come from regional colleges.
The aim of this visa is to decongest Perth, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, and also to attract more global students to the country. The department of home affairs Australia has stated that the visa will be available to the graduates from 2021.
PM Morrison has also stated that the new tertiary scholarships, worth $15000, will be introduced to study in the regional areas. Australia. These will be available to 1000 students belonging to the local areas or to the international students also.
Charles Darwin University has 10% of its 20000 students hailing from countries like China, India, Nepal, and Bangladesh. Moreover, the university is conducting a study for providing good opportunities for students through the Additional Temporary Graduate visas. Students intending to live permanently after completing their studies get the new regional visa which has a provision of converting to permanent residency after completing three years. This attracts the aspirants who wish to live in regional areas. Indians are a fast-growing community in Australia and also contribute to its economy and development. They are keen to create a powerful culture in the country, as well.