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Visa Fraud Concerns Lead Australian Universities to Ban Indian Students from six States

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Indian students from six states and one of the Union Territories (UT) have been temporarily barred from attending Australian institutions in an effort to combat visa fraud. This preemptive action follows worries regarding the increased number of visa applications from these regions that are denied because they were submitted with wrong motives.

On Friday, May 26, the instructions were given. The decision was made as the visa refusal rate for Indian students applying to Australian universities hit a 10-year high, with over 25% of those applications being flagged as fraudulent or non-genuine. The prohibition will go into force right away and should last for at least two months. 

Australian Universities Posing Restrictions on Indian Students

Australia is known for world-class and affordable educational institutes. Below are some universities that have banned student visas for Indian students during the past few months.

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Western Sydney University and Federation University: 

Recently, these two universities ordered education recruiters to stop taking applications from students in six Indian states and one Union Territory. The prohibited areas include Jammu and Kashmir, the UT of Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh.

Melbourne University 

Before now, this university had restrictions on which Indian states might apply. In March, it tightened restrictions, affecting states including Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Gujarat.

University of Edith Cowan: 

This university prohibited applicants from Punjab and Haryana in February due to worries about visa fraud.

Southern Cross University and Torrens University: 

Although specifics are not disclosed in the particular context, it is believed that these institutions restricted applications from specified Indian regions earlier this year.

Reasons Behind Banning Indian Students

Universities in Australia have banned applications from certain Indian states and UT due to worries about student visa fraud and dishonest motives.

According to reports, rather than truly seeking educational opportunities, people from particular Indian regions may have used study visas as a backdoor to immigration. After being accepted into institutions, many of these applicants have been shown to discontinue their studies and look for employment.

Universities have taken significant action to address this problem by limiting applications from particular parts of India. They seek to protect the integrity of the educational system and guarantee that genuine international students enjoy an equitable and worthwhile educational experience in Australia by enforcing temporary bans.


Indian students from six states have been temporarily barred from attending Australian universities. The action aims to protect the interests of legitimate students and the system's integrity. These actions demonstrate the universities' dedication to combating visa fraud and preserving a good and worthwhile academic environment.


Which states in India are subject to the restrictions imposed by Australian universities?

Students from Jammu and Kashmir, the UT of Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh are also affected by the prohibitions.

How long will the restrictions on enrolling Indian students from the listed states be in place?

Although the prohibitions are meant to be temporary, their length can change. Keeping up with the most recent information from the relevant universities and immigration agencies is advised.


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