Visa leeway for Iranian students (Australia)

Iranian students at Australian universities will be allowed to defer their degrees or shift to part-time study so they can work without losing their visas, the Australian government was expected to announce. Since the implementation of US-led trade sanctions – essentially cutting the country off from the international financial market – around 1,400 Iranians studying in Australia have found it increasingly difficult to access money from home to pay for their tuition and living costs. The government plans to allow the students to defer their studies for a year and work full-time to support themselves, The Australian reported. “It is a very positive step,” said Arfa Noor, president of the Council of International Students Australia.

Source: Times Higher Education