Canada and Australia are highly developed, economically advanced and peaceful countries. Their universities are also well known for high standards of teaching, research, etc. Of course, both countries have commonalities as well as differences as regards which areas they have higher development, higher standards, etc. Even among each of the countries, one university differs from another regarding teaching excellence, standards, and options available for research, etc.
For choosing to Study in Canada, the student applicant must first be accepted for admission by a university. The student applicant must also, of course, have some documents and satisfy some criteria for a student visa. Some of the documents that a student applicant must have or possess are: he/she must have a proof of acceptance, proof of identity, proof of financial support and a letter of explanation. Proof of acceptance is simply the document that the student applicant receives from the educational institution stating that he/she has been accepted for admission to the university or educational institution. The proof of identity document is a valid passport or travel document accompanied by two passport-size photographs. If dependents are accompanying the applicant, their ‘proof of identity’ documents should also accompany the applicant’s identity document. ‘Proof of financial support’ is simply proof that the applicant can support himself/herself and his/her dependents if any. It is also necessary to have health and insurance coverage for the student applicant and his/her dependents if any
If the applicant wants another choice for a great destination for study, Australia could prove to be a good choice. But, and of course, to study in that country, the student applicant would need a study permit/visa to study there, too. These student visas provided by the Australian government are temporary visas which allow the applicants to come and study in Australia only for a specified period. And, as regards the Australian study visas, each visa application is considered on its merits which are determined/assessed based on the documents provided. And there is another very important criterion that is applied to the applicant’s application which is that of ‘assessment level.' An ‘assessment level’ is simply some ‘kind of a tag’ attached to each country from which the student applicant is from. And, each tag (or, ‘assessment level’) represents the risk level that the applicant from that country poses regarding his/her interest to immigrate to Australia. Thus, ‘assessment level 1’ accounts for the lowest immigration risk, which means that the student applicant from that country is least likely to migrate to Australia. Applicants from the different countries are thus broadly classified into three categories based on their assessment levels.
Also, for Australian student visa processing, there is a procedure called as ‘streamlined visa processing’ which simply means that eligible student applicants who are applying to some select universities and those who are applying to a few more select non-university, but, higher education providers are assessed and ranked as though they constitute applicants who are less prone to immigrate, whichever by their country of origin.
Also, in addition to the above eligibility criteria for student visa processing in Australia, there are some more eligibility criteria (or, requirements) such as those for bringing dependents along, etc. health insurance coverage, etc.
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