Australia Cancelled 10,000 Student Visas

More than 10,000 student visas were canceled by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship in Australia in the last year because they did not satisfy the conditions according to which they were issued, authorities said.

The cancellations in 2011-2012 were due to various reasons, mainly to the fact that the students that were issued a visa card, could not meet the requirements of their studies, while many of them were not taking the courses they were supposed to be studying.

Other student visa cards were cancelled due to false information regarding the attitude and character of foreign students, officials said. There were some 461,447 foreign students in the country as of August, about 7.6 percent less than the previous year.