Should I still apply to study in Australia during the Covid-19 pandemic?

Many of our students ask us if they should still apply to study in Australia during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our answer is a simple and resounding YES. Read on to find out why.

The Covid-19 pandemic has undoubtedly changed many aspects of our lives, both personal and professional. We had to adapt to new normals — something many of us are still struggling with. The majority of us now study and work from home, are unable to visit other family members, and on top of that, are unable to travel internationally to study.

Service Delivery Partners (SDP) which provide application assistance and biometric collection services through Australian Visa Application Centres (AVAC) and Australian Biometric Collection Centres (ABCC), such as VFS Global, were closed during the uptick of the pandemic. Not to mention, the Australian international border regulation was always evolving, leaving many students uncertain of the current situation.

We understand how difficult and challenging it must be for your dreams to study in Australia to be put on hold. That is why we at Brightannica strive to provide you with the most up to date information. The presence of our onshore offices in Australia — Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, means that we are always on top of everything. In addition to that, our tight partnership with local education providers and schools ensures speedy and accurate first-hand update.

Australia has taken many steps to recover the international education sector including a recent pilot program where the first group of international students from mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam and Indonesia has touched down in Australia. The flight had a mix of new and continuing students who are enrolled in a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs including law, nursing, IT, teaching, accounting and engineering. [1]

Many Australian Visa Application Centres have resumed limited operations for biometrics collection. For instance, the AVAC in Singapore and Malaysia have resumed since 2 November 2020, enabling many of our students to obtain their Australian student visas. 

Benefit from the pandemic – commence your study online and continue in Australia once the international border opens!

Our students have also commenced their study online while waiting for the Australian international border to open. As soon as the travel restrictions are lifted, they will be the first in line to continue their course in Australia.

In light of these favourable developments, you should start your application NOW. Keeping yourself abreast with all these updates may be too demanding on your own but not with our help. We are here to guide and inform you all the way until you land in Australia. Even then, you are welcome to walk into any of our offices to meet a friendly face. Oh, and remember your mask!

Make your dreams come true now! Leave us your contact information and you will be studying in Australia in no time!

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