Australian government has ‘reassessed’ the immigration risk a Nepali student possesses while applying to Australia for higher studies – earlier Nepal was at Level 2, while this year we have dropped a tier to Level 3.
According to Australian Visa Bureau, “there are five Assessment Levels in the student visa program. They serve to align student visa requirements to the immigration risk posed by applicants from a particular country studying in a particular education sector. Assessment Level 1 represents the lowest immigration risk and Assessment Level 5 the highest.”
“Nepal’s drop, while it may mean more paperwork, is not necessarily a reason to despair”, as per Mr. Adhikari, an Education Consultant. Nepali students aspiring to study in Australia will have to do three things to ensure a better application:
- Show a loan which covers your entire tuition fee and living costs during your study period in Australia. A full property details disclosure will also be essential. (Earlier you were not required to disclose your property details)
- Choose your University/Education provider with care – do proper research and take help from credible education consultants.
- The change in level will also require you to demonstrate better proficiency in English.
The higher the Assessment Level, the greater the evidence an applicant is required to demonstrate to support their claims for the grant of a student visa.