Thank you to everyone involved with International Students Ask!
Over the past four months, Study Australia and its partners have been answering your most pressing questions about studying in Australia as an international student, with advice and support from the experts.
We covered everything from visas, mental health, financial hardship, travel and your studies, to employment, relationships and finding connections.
While we are no longer taking questions through International Students Ask, you can find a range of answered FAQs on the International Student Support page. You can also watch a range of International students from across Australia ask their questions to the experts on our YouTube Page.
If you have any urgent questions you want answered, the Australian Government has created a dedicated email and hotline for international students at firstname.lastname@example.org and 1300 981 621 (9am to 5pm AEST, weekdays).
If you are in danger dial 000. If you require mental health support please head to Lifeline who can provide 24 hour assistance.
Remember that that you are not alone. We are #InThisTogether
Here are a few key questions we received and some resources you might find helpful:
- Australian Government endorsed events (COVID-19 Pandemic event) This temporary visa lets you stay in Australia to work if you are employed in a critical industry sector.
- What’s Going on With Post-Study Work Visa Changes for International Students?
- Webinar: Visa Updates for International Students: In conversation with the Department of Home Affairs
- How can students find work post COVID-19?
- What are the current restrictions around how much an international student can work on a visa?
- Find Urgent Accommodation Assistance Through the International Student Support Network
- What options are available for international students regarding accommodation and rental evictions?
- How to Navigate Sharing a Home With Others During COVID-19
- Students should contact their state based authority for information relevant to them for more help.
- What kinds of support services are available for students to look after their mental health during isolation?
- Looking After Your Mental Health While You’re Studying Abroad
We also recommend that you connect with your local study body for resources, programs and networking opportunities for international students: