SSVF & GTE screening

Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) Screening

Under the Department of Home Affairs' Simplified Student Visa Framework, prospective students need to satisfy the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement as part of the student visa application process.

This means that prospective students applying for admission to the University of Wollongong (UOW) may be required to undergo a GTE assessment in addition to meeting UOW's academic and English language requirements.

Prospective students who are required to undergo GTE assessment will receive an offer conditional upon successfully completing GTE assessment. This includes provision of a completed Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) Screening form and additional documentation outlined in this form. This condition must be cleared before acceptance and payment is submitted - UOW will advise students that they have successfully passed the GTE assessment.

Please note that if the condition is unable to be cleared following GTE assessment, the offer may be withdrawn. UOW will notify the student in writing if their application is unsuccessful.

Who needs to complete GTE assessment?

Prospective students are required to undergo UOW GTE assessment where their offer is conditional upon successful completion of this process. The following citizenships are required to undergo GTE assessment prior to submitting acceptance and payment:

  • India
  • Nepal
  • Bangladesh
  • Pakistan
  • Vietnam
  • Philippines
  • Lebanon
  • Mongolia
  • Nigeria
  • Other countries deemed a risk level 3 by Department of Home Affairs

Prospective students applying onshore in Australia are generally exempt from GTE assessment.

Please note that UOW may request a GTE assessment or additional documentation from a student at any time.

What information needs to be provided?

Where GTE assessment is required, prospective students need to submit a completed Genuine Temporary Entrant Screening form. Additional documentation may also be requested, including:

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Work experience letters
  • Visa refusal or cancellation documentation
  • Financial Capacity Screening form and associated documentation to demonstrate financial capacity (applicants from Nepal only)

Statement of Purpose

The Statement of Purpose is a critical element of the GTE assessment process and is designed to show that individual students meet the Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements for both the University of Wollongong and the Australian Government.

It is intended to show independent research into a number of different areas including why the student has selected their course and the value of the course to the future of the student.

Information from the Department of Home Affairs about writing a Statement of Purpose