“MIGRATION OPTIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS”
Many international students completing studies in Australia will wish to extend their stay here. There are a number of visa options which can facilitate this:
General Skilled Migration
Students completing 2 years of study in Australia may be eligible to apply for permanent residence through the general skilled program. International students have a number of advantages in applying for skilled migration, including:
- Onshore Application: Students can apply from within Australia and will be granted a bridging visa allowing them to remain in Australia during processing of their skilled application
- Additional Points: Points are available for studies in Australia, particularly where completing higher qualifications or studying in a regional area, and also available for work experience in Australia accumulated during study
If you have a job offer with an Australian company, it may be possible for them to sponsor you for either temporary or permanent residence.