Have you heard of the Student Direct Stream (SDS)? This portal allows faster processing time for study applications, but it has specific requirements. First of all, being an Indian (and living in India) will qualify you to apply. Then, you need to make sure your IELTS score is at least 6.0, or your TEF score is 7.0 or above. And that’s it! Your application will be processed within 20 days provided you include all the needed documents, and the fees you have to pay for SDS will be $150. If you applied for SDS but didn’t meet the eligibility, your application will not be refused. However, it will be reviewed as a regular study permit application with the regular processing time.