In Australia, student visa applications are assessed based on individual merits that include educational qualifications, financial requirements and proficiency in English language.
Assessment Levels (ALs) streamline the current visa system, which also dictate the requirements set for a visa application.
The requirements often change based on the immigration risk posed by applicants from a particular country intending to study with education providers in Australia.
The assessment level for visa applicants from India, Pakistan and Nepal has been raised from Level 2 to Level 3.
New requirements will come into play September 30, onwards.