University denies ban on applications from Indian students

Australia’s University of Wollongong (UOW) said on Thursday 20 April that it has not placed any ban or restriction on applications from Indian students, nor on students from any specific Indian states or regions, reports The Economic Times.

It was reported that UOW was one of the five universities that had placed a ban, or restriction, on students from some Indian states in response to a surge in fraudulent applications seeking to work, and not study, in the country.

The UOW said in a statement that it “does not have any restrictions on student applications from India other than the standard entry criteria we apply to all international students and the requirements of the Australian Department of Home Affairs”. Instead of introducing restrictions, UOW said it has streamlined its application process for all international students, including Indian students, to speed up the turnaround time on their applications.
Full report on The Economic Times site