Indians affected as Oz cancels 15,066 student visas

Melbourne: Australia has revoked 15,066 student visas of foreign nationals. Also, over 3,000 students are facing deportation for poor performance in subjects.

As per the reports, Australian Immigration Department cancelled student visas for breaching visa conditions. This has affected Indians particularly hard.

About 3,624 students are facing deportation for flunking subjects or missing classes and a further 2,235 visas were cancelled on students who quit their original courses and were either working illegally, in some cases in brothels, ‘The Daily Telegraph’ reported.

The report said that one in every five international students is Chinese, while one in every six is Indian. The majority of international students were placed in New South Wales and Victoria.

It is also understood that Indian students have been hit the hardest. Chinese students fared better as they were less likely to be studying for a trade.

Of the 332,709 international students in Australia in June, more than half were studying at university, while a third were on vocational training visas studying diploma courses.

As per the new rules, University graduates can work in Australia for two years after they graduate. Vocational training students have to wait for changes that are due next year to find out where they stand.