Visa Flexibility for 

International Students 

visa update 

Supporting international students to support Australian jobs


The Morrison Government is making several changes to student visa arrangements to ensure Australia remains a priority destination for international students, despite of the COVID-19 pandemic. International students are extremely important to the Australian economy, contributing $40 billion annually and supporting 250,000 jobs. 

These five visa changes will ensure international students not to be disadvantaged due to the coronavirus pandemic and that Australia remains competitive with other countries.

The changes include:

  • The Government will continue granting student visas in all locations lodged outside Australia. When borders re-open, students will already have visas and be able to travel.

  • International students can lodge a further student visa application for free if they cannot complete their studies during their original visa period due to COVID-19.

  • Current student visa holders who study online outside Australia due to COVID-19 can use that study to count towards the Australian study requirement for a post-study work (TR) visa.

  • Graduates who held a student visa can apply for a post-study work (TR) visa outside Australia if they are unable to return due to COVID-19.

  • Visa applicants are given additional time to provide English language results where COVID-19 has disrupted access to these services/delayed results.

As per 20 July 2020 announcement, If you are currently offshore, you may be eligible to apply for TR 485 (Temporary Graduate Visa), fill up this form:

(Upon filling up, one of our Team Members will contact you shortly)