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Have a question about visas

I know this is in the wrong forum, but as I still do not fully know how to use trip advisor this is the only way I could post what I need to know in the Australian section.

I am from Australia but my partner is British we have been together for about two years, his mum is in the process of immigrating to Australia she has recently signed a contract for a job and will be out there in the next three months, I am keen to go home and my partner wishes to come with me.

He wants to study out there and he previously has not been to university, but the cost of studying for international students is extremely pricey.

Is there anyway around him forking out 40,000 pounds to study for 4 years rather than marrying me and getting citizenship as that is not what we are looking to do.

I know if I was to study in Australia, I do not need to put that money up front the government helps me out and I pay it later when I have a career and I am making a certain amount of money.

Is there any was he could be in that situation without citizenship

Does anyone know with permanent residency can you can get benefits like Australian citizens do?

thanks for reading over this

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1. Re: Have a question about visas

I think it will be difficult for him.

Information on applying for a student visa is here: http://www.immi.gov.au/students/

Note that he cannot apply for a Working Holiday Visa and then study while on that visa.

If he has a desirable occupation he may be able to get a skilled worker visa: http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/

Or he could migrate: http://www.immi.gov.au/migrants/

As a UK citizen, he is eligible for our public health services already because of intergovernmental agreements. Apart from that, he may find things complex and expensive.

A permanent resident gets <most> privileges except stuff like voting and getting a govt job. There are many websites that provide information and services (at a cost) regarding residency. Wikipedia is useful too: …wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_permanent_res…

Luigi

Edited: 31 August 2013, 23:09
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>Is there anyway around him forking out 40,000 pounds to study for 4 years rather than marrying me and getting citizenship as that is not what we are looking to do.<<

Enrol in a UK Uni and then apply for international exchange....

other than that for getting delayed payment, no. The prepay system is in place because you are paying tuition fees, effectively just another version of Private School (for adults).

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3. Re: Have a question about visas

You may like to have a browse of this forum:

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=756315&highlight=Permanent+Residency+Uni+Fees

Obtaining PR wil see him able to pay Aussie fees (rather than International rates) but still upfront, not deferred.

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thanks everyone for your help it is much appreciated has given me a better understanding

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