Students of migration : Indian overseas students and the question of permanent residency

Michiel Baas

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    This article explores the motives of students from India who have enrolled in Australian universities as overseas students. It shows that their main objective is to obtain a permanent residence visa in Australia and that they tailor their choice of course and university with this end in mind. As a consequence most have chosen to study at the relatively low cost metropolitan campuses of Australia s regional universities. The article also explores the difficulties Indian students are encountering in obtaining a permanent residence visa. [Author abstract]
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)8 - 23
    Number of pages16
    JournalPeople and Place
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

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