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Australia rejects over 50,000 student visa applications: Here are shocking details

01:50 PM | 2 Apr, 2024
Australia rejects over 50,000 student visa applications: Here are shocking details

CANBERRA - The government of Australia rejected well over 50,000 applications for student visas from international students in three months only.

Latest data implies that the government is tightening the rules against student visas and from December to February this year, the government rejected 50,000 visa aspirants.

The approval rates are also not encouraging as stats imply that the approval rates fell to 82.8 percent, well below the 90 percent or higher rate recorded over recent decades. According to the government figures, there were 713,000 people on student visas in Australia in February this year.

Australia earns close to $50 billion from international education but the recent measures indicate that the government is set to discourage the entry of students.

The trend to discourage international students is gaining popularity as Canada and the UK have also introduced more restrictive policies to curtail growth in international student numbers in recent months.

The government of Canada has already announced to reduce the intake of students by 35 percent while the authorities in the United Kingdom have also banned students from bringing their dependents to the country.

Australia also recently made the English language requirement criteria strict for student and Graduate visas implying that the country also seeks students who are promising and are not merely using student visas as a springboard for permanent settlement.

The figures suggest that the students might have to look for options for study other than Australia with a catch that even the other options i.e. UK, Canada are also tightening the rules against international students.  

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 21, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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