If you are willing to pursue your higher education or research work in Australia, here is an important piece of information for you. International students are eligible for 5 extra points towards their point test if you have graduated with any one of the mentioned 21 subjects. This comes off as a huge advantage for those who are planning their higher education in Australia.
The recent change that has been made to the point test will ensure that students who have completed Doctoral or Masters by research-level qualifications in science, engineering or mathematics (STEM) and communication technology (CT) will have no hassle when applying for permanent residence in Australia.
The Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS ) have defined and well accepted this new proposal and the fields of educational qualification that will be considered are mentioned down below.
- Biological Sciences
- Chemical Sciences
- Earth Sciences
- Mathematical Sciences
- Natural and Physical Sciences
- Other Natural and Physical Sciences
- Physics and Astronomy
- Computer Science
- Information Systems
- Information Technology
- Other Information Technology
- Aerospace Engineering and Technology
- Civil Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology
- Geomatic Engineering
- Manufacturing Engineering and Technology
- Maritime Engineering and Technology
- Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Technology
- Other Engineering and Related Technologies
- Process and Resources Engineering
Students are requested to check the CRICOS website for further information and to verify if they qualify for this change.
If the student has Doctorate or Masters degree and they are working in the above mentioned table, he/she is eligible for the additional points towards their point test.
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