A Simplified Guide to Excel Preparing Your Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE)

Written By Educonnect on June 09, 2021

The Australia education providers are reputed globally as ranked and recognised by the world prominent authorities including Times Higher Education (THE), Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and Shanghai Rankings. In addition, Australian education providers re well known for hosting and supporting international students in the most incredible natural scenery of beautiful Australia! If this sounds like the place for you, Educonnect can help you choose the right course and university for you, in accordance with your interests and ambitions!

We're here to guide you through a very important part of applying for your student visa in Australia GTE or the Genuine Temporary Entrant requirement. Yes, it is exactly what it sounds like. All those applying for a student visa must convince the Australian Government that they are genuinely coming to Australia only temporarily to gain quality education. This implies that they intend to use the student visa program for its intended purpose only, and not as a channel to gain residency in Australia. To go about this, you need to provide a written statement, with documents attached that will support your statement.

Here is a quick summary of the documents to be included in your GTE as evidence to support your statement:

  • Certificates and transcripts that affirm your previous education and reason for gaps in education (if any).
  • Particulars of your current job, and contact details of your employer.
  • Evidence of significant incentives to return to your home country, including financial, social or family ties.
  • Documents concerning your financial condition in your home country and the availability of sufficient funds to eventually return to your country on completion of the course. This can be supported by your bank statements and income tax return documents.
  • Potential employment opportunities, with proposed salaries, in your home country or a third country after you complete your course.

The following is a run-through of the factors (check out Ministerial Direction 69 for more details) based on which the Australian Government decides if you are eligible to receive a GTE.

  • The reason you chose the course, the university, and of course, Australia.
  • If your home country also offers the same course you have applied for, you need to explain why you are not studying in your home country.
  • If you have enough incentive to eventually return to your country on completion of the course.
  • If you are financially stable in your home country. This will be seen as an incentive to return.
  • If you have personal ties with anyone in Australia, you need to explain that it will not be as incentive to settle in Australia.
  • The amount of research you have done on the course and university where you have been accepted.
  • Details of your proposed living arrangements during your studies and the expenses that will be incurred.
  • If the course you have chosen for your higher education is consistent with your previous education and/or employment. 
  • Your expected salary and other benefits in your home country or a third country after completion of the course.
  • Your immigration history. If you have visited Australia or any other country previously, it needs to be mentioned, along with the reasons for those visits.
  • Reasons for any visa refusals in the past.

The biggest factor to remember while writing your GTE statement is to be precise and honest. Avoid unsupported claims, and ensure to prepare your own genuine statement as GTE is to reflect your own individual circumstances.

This will play a big role in completing your student visa application. Well, looks like you're all set to start your journey in the land of koalas, kangaroos and six of the world's top 100 universities!

To learn more about GTE follow the link here.

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