GTE – Admissions – Southern Cross University

Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE)

All applicants for a Student visa must show that they are coming to Australia temporarily to gain a quality education. The Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirement is not intended to exclude students who, after studying in Australia, develop skills Australia needs and who then go on to apply for permanent residence.

How do we assess you as GTE?

Your Statement of Purpose (SOP):

You will need to provide a SOP that addresses the GTE criteria. Your SOP is a very important document and is the primary means by which we assess whether or not you meet the GTE criteria. It is strongly recommended that you read Ministerial Direction 69 before you write your SOP as this document clearly explains what the requirements are to meet the criteria. Your SOP is designed to give us information about your previous study, any gaps in study, your intentions in studying your proposed course and how it will benefit your future, your incentives to return to your home country when you complete your study and your employment options when you return. We strongly recommend that your read out guide to writing a successful SOP. See our GTE Guide below, type your country into the search bar and find your specific SOP template.

We consider your:

  • reason for not studying in your home country or region if a similar course is available there
  • ties to your home country that support an intention to return after study is finished
  • economic situation
  • ties to Australia that present a strong incentive to stay in Australia
  • level of knowledge of the proposed course and education provider
  • previous study and qualifications
  • planned living arrangements
  • financial stability
  • if the course is consistent with your current level of education
  • if the course is relevant to past or proposed future employment in your home country or a third country
  • expected salary and other benefits in your home country or a third country obtained with your qualifications from the proposed course of study
  • previous visa applications for Australia or other countries

Your GTE interview:

You may be required to undergo a GTE interview to further assess your eligibility to meet the GTE criteria. It is very important that you prepare well for your GTE interview (if required) as it is t he final stage in the process for most applicants. We recommend that you read our tips for doing a successful GTE interview.