Extra 5 Points for Skilled Visa to Attract Brightest Students

Australia has recently introduced a change in the points test for the Skilled Migration Program.  Australia will now give five extra points to students attending Australian institutions. This has been introduced under the National Innovation and Science Agenda, and serves to attract highly skilled people to come to Australia.

The extra five points will be available for students with doctorate-level and masters by research qualifications in any of the following fields; engineering, mathematics, information and communication technology.

For more information on Australia’s skilled visa program, please click here.

If you are an overseas student currently studying in one of the above fields in Australia, or have previously studied one of the above in Australia, please contact one of our experienced migration agents on 3229 4025 for comprehensive advice and assistance about the Skilled Migration Program. Alternatively click here to send us your details.