Planning to migrate to Australia from the Philippines to pursue higher studies and fulfil dreams; it is an excellent decision because Australia not only provides quality education but also has a rich culture, plenty of employment opportunities, etc.
To complete the migration process successfully, you can take assistance from an education and migration agency or study visa consultant. In the Philippines, a study-abroad agency assists people in applying for student visas and other visas according to their needs and eligibility. As education and migration agencies in the Philippines are well-versed in the Australian immigration process, so it increases the chances of visa approval.
Tips for Migrating to Australia
When applying for a student visa, check the tips highlighted below.
Contact Registered MARA Agent
For Australian visas, registered MARA (Migration Agents Registration Authority) agents and legal practitioners can process visa applications and provide migration-related services. To find out if the migration agent is registered with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (OMARA), you can search by their name, location and migration agent registration number (MARN).
Take Guidance from a Registered Migration Agent
Before taking any step towards visa application, we suggest you take guidance from a registered migration agent regarding your visa and clear all your doubts with them. Because the registered immigration agents know the immigration department of Australia and stay updated regarding new changes and rules, also provide details and help in visa-related services, they also increase the chances of visa approval. The Australian Government suggests international students and visitors should take assistance from the migration agents.
Assistance in Course Selection
The migration agents will help choose the right university/college along with courses according to your profile, prepare an SOP (Statement of Purpose) or LoR (Letter of Reference), guidance on courses and share their benefits, details about scholarships or fellowships, etc. The agents will provide every genuine detail on admission.
Ready for Interview
After submitting an application to the educational institution, you will be required to attend an interview with the admission officer; the migration agents will help you prepare for the interview.
Confirmation of Enrolment
While applying for the student visa, you must receive an offer letter or secure Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) from an Australian educational institution for a CRICOS-registered course. It is necessary to receive before processing the visa applications.
Key Points of Studying in Australia
Some key points highlighted in studying in Australia as a Filipino student.
- Recognised education destination for Filipino students
- Globally accredited qualifications
- Rights for International students
- Financial help from the Australian Government
- Linguistic diversity
- Offers excellent jobs with the steadily growing economy
- Degree valued worldwide
Requirements for Student Visa
Filipino students are required to fulfil the requirements for an Australian student visa.
- Valid passport
- Requirement of Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE)
- Financial statement
- English language proficiency test results (IELTS, PTE, etc.)
- Health and character requirements
- Copy of driving licence, national identity card, birth certificate, etc.
- CoE or an offer letter from an Australian institution
- Adequate health insurance (OSHC)
Benefits of an Australian Student Visa
Compared to other developed nations, getting a student visa in Australia is more accessible; you just need to meet the requirements to qualify. After enrolling for a full-time study course, you can get some additional benefits as a student visa holder, such as.
- Participate in an eligible course of study
- Family members can migrate to Australia
- Travel in or out of the country
- Gain some work experience (during the course you can work for 40 hours every two weeks)
- Extend the visa duration
In this article, we have provided detailed information regarding migration, student visas, benefits, etc. If you are dreaming of studying in Australia and you are from the Philippines, you can contact registered migration agents regarding this because they can assist better than a layperson if you need more clarification about the study abroad agency in Philippines. We would like to suggest one such agency named Asia Pacific Group; their education and migration agents assist thousands of people yearly, and they have offices in Australia, the Philippines and India. Feel free to get in touch with them.