Students hoping to study in Sydney’s capital may be disappointed by a new federal policy, saying it is ‘catch-22’.
Key points:The federal government says people are allowed to apply for a residence permit in the ACT if they want to study hereBut the new rules mean anyone with a residence visa in Australia must also apply for accommodation to study at the university.
If you can’t afford to buy your own property, you can still study in Canberra.
Students who want to travel to Australia for a year to study can apply for residency permits in the state, which are valid for four years, if they are eligible.
But if they cannot afford to pay a deposit for their accommodation, they will be issued with a ‘residence permit’ instead, which will entitle them to study there.
Students in the region are often offered this option because it is cheaper than getting into a Sydney university.
The new rule is the latest in a series of moves by the federal government to tackle affordability issues.
Topics:education,government-and-politics,student-health,housing-industry,housing,student,travel,education-facilities,residence,counselling,education,educationalumni,nsw,nauruFirst posted October 05, 2018 14:25:55Contact Louise Smith