Immigration South Australia

Immigration SA recognises high performing international graduates from South Australian public universities.

Immigration SA is making it easier for talented international graduates of South Australian public universities (in the last two years) to qualify for state nomination through the "high performing graduate" category.

Immigration SA offers state nomination to international graduates of South Australia who meet state and federal government requirements for a 190 or 489 General Skilled Migration visa. 

Benefits of the ‘high performing graduate’ category include:

You will still need to meet the English and work experience required for your skills assessment and registration (if your occupation requires registration). 

To qualify as a high performing graduate, you will need to be currently residing in South Australia and have completed one of the following qualifications at a South Australian public university (in the last two years) with the required Grade Point Average (GPA) listed below:

  • PhD or Masters by Research.
  • GPA of 6.0 or above in a Masters by Coursework degree (following completion of a Bachelor degree in South Australia).
  • First Class Honours in a dedicated Honours year (following completion of a Bachelor degree in South Australia).
  • GPA of 6.0 or above in a Bachelor degree.

Your GPA is listed on your academic transcript. The three South Australian public universities are: Flinders University, University of Adelaide and University of South Australia. 

Your South Australian qualification must be in the same field as your nominated occupation. 

  • High performing graduates from private universities or higher education providers in South Australia will be considered on a case by case basis (as not all private higher education providers use the same grading system). To enquire whether you are eligible to apply, please email your academic transcript to: gsm.sa@sa.gov.au.
  • Quotas apply to the high performing graduate category. Once this quota is reached, applications under this category may be closed or certain occupations may be unavailable for nomination.  

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