Must-Know Tips for Changing Your Course or University in Australia

Must-Know Tips for Changing Your Course or University in Australia

Changing your course or university as an international student with MyVysa is a big decision. It's important to do it right to avoid financial problems and visa issues. Here are five things to think about:

  1. Do Good Research: Look into the courses and universities you're interested in. Check things like student support, teachers, facilities, and how students feel there. Make sure the course you want is recognised by CRICOS (Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students). You can find this info on the CRICOS website.

  2. Ask for Help from Your University: Talk to the people in your university's student services. They are there to help you with any problems. They know about changing courses or universities and can explain the rules. Check if you can get some of your money back based on the rules of your university.

  3. Know Your University's Rules: Understand the rules of your current university. When you joined, you agreed to follow their rules. See if you can get some money back or if you have to pay a penalty. You can ask to change things before the "census date" at your university.

  4. Check Your Visa Rules: Your student visa lets you live, study, and work in Australia. Make sure you understand the rules about changing your course or university. There are new rules called the Simplified Student Visa Framework to make it easier for students.

  5. Get Advice from Experts: Wait for at least six months before changing your principal course. But sometimes, you can change earlier if there are good reasons. If you find yourself in a situation where it's evident that you have valid reasons, seek permission to be released from your educational institution. Visit the State or Territory Ombudsman's office and have a conversation with the Overseas Student Ombudsman to request assistance and get sound advice.

Going through your education journey in Australia may be tough, but with MyVysa's support, your university, and the Australian government, you can make it. Reach out to MyVysa for help and advice. We're here to make sure you make the right choices for your goals.