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) and UOW College Australia (UOWCA) 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 now be assessed based on the provision of a completed Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) Screening form along with the additional documentation outlined in this form with their application.

Who needs to complete GTE assessment?

Prospective students from the following citizenships are required to undergo GTE assessment:

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

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

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

What information needs to be provided?

Students are strongly recommended to provide the following documentation along with their application to UOWA and UOWCA for GTE assessments:

  • A completed new Genuine Temporary Entrant form. Please ensure questions are answered comprehensively.
  • Proof of financial capacity to fund studies in Australia (only salary statements/Income tax return statements for a minimum of 2 years are required where available).
  • Work experience letters where applicable.
  • Visa refusal or cancellation documentation.

*Note: Separate app declaration is no longer a requirement to be submitted.