Commencing on 1 July 2022, the arrangement will allow up to 500 young Brazilians aged between 18 and 30 to stay in Australia each year, for a 12-month holiday during which they can undertake short-term work and study. Australia has seen rapid growth in migration from Brazil in the past 20 years, with an estimated 46,450 Brazilian-born residents in 2018 – an increase of over 800 per cent since 2001. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Brazil was also the largest source of international students in Australia outside of Asia and fifth largest globally. “The new arrangement will support the rapidly growing science, research, education, economic and institutional links between Australia and Brazil,” Mr Hawke said. Signing of the Work and Holiday Maker MOU builds on the recent ratification of the Australia-Brazil Science, Research and Technology Agreement. Since 2018 there have been over 9,000 joint research publications between Brazil and Australia. Read the full press release HERE.
The WA government's new International Student Travel Portal provides links to relevant government travel and health information, and a direct booking service for students to book flights. If students cannot find a suitable flight, they are able to access assistance through the travel portal from the travel agent. The portal can be found at https://www.travelandsports.com.au/likenoother-travel. More details available HERE
"Overall, offshore student visa applications in 2019-20 fell to 192,723 compared to 289,691 in 2018-19 — down over 33%. The major source country declines were China, down 20%; India, down 46.7%; Nepal, down 60.7%; and Brazil, down 34.2%." Read the full article HERE / Source: Independent Australia
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