how to apply for study visa in australia for students
Alumni Said Business School, University of Oxford, UK
How to Apply For Study Visa in Australia for Students
EASY BREEZY VISA TO DOWN UNDER
The Australian Government provides an opportunity to all students from India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladeshto study in the country but as an essential, you’ll have to obtain a student visa first, regardless of your field of study.
This article is focused more towards students from India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh who are seeking student visa for Australia
Student visa (subclass 500)
In effect from July 1, 2016, a student subclass 500 visa lets you stay in Australia for the duration of your study program, up to five years, in line with your enrolment date. For a smooth stay, you need to ensure that your visa remains valid and you abide by the conditions as mentioned on your student visa. Details are available on the Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs website.
Scope of subclass 500 visa
Participation in your desired study program
Accompaniment by your family members to Australia
Application in / outside Australia through online portal
Basic checks before application
Enrollment in your desired study program in Australia
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) or either fall in any of the exemption categories
Equal to or more than 6 years
Welfare arrangement (in case you are less than 18 years of age)
Basic documents required
Proof of enrolment (your electronic confirmation of enrolment)
A valid passport
Your visa application fee
Your Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) statement
Academic and work experience documents
Evidence of your English proficiency skills (such as IELTS test scores)
Evidence of financial ability (tuition fees, living expenses, expenses for dependents, return airfare)
Details of your health insurance policy (Overseas Student Health Cover)
Statement of purpose
Proof of additional documents such as parental consent, if under 18 years of age
Applying for your visa online
You should submit your application no later than six weeks before your course starts. You can also track the status of your visa application online.
As an international student you must pay visa fees as per the below category you fall in:
Base application charge
Additional applicant charges if 18 years or above
Additional applicant charges if less than 18 years
The subsequent temporary application charge
Student visa (subclass 500)
Student visa (subclass 500) (subsequent entrant)
Student visa (subclass 500) – Foreign Affairs or Defence sector
Student visa (subclass 500) – Postgraduate research sector
English language requirements
To gain your Australia student visa, you’ll have to provide evidence of proficiency in the English language. The minimum score required in your International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is 5.5 band in each of the four modules.
Making sure your visa remains valid
Remain enrolled and maintain satisfactory course progress and attendance
Provide your Australian address to your university or college so they can contact you (Do let them know if you move)
Continue to be able to financially support yourself while in Australia
Don’t breach the working conditions that apply to your visa
If you want to change your qualification level, you will need to apply for a new student visa
A universe of courses
• Animation • Architecture • Arts & Humanities • Aviation • Banking and Finance • Business Management • Dance/Drama/Acting • Engineering • Fashion/Interior Design • Healthcare Management • Information Technology • Law • Media and Journalism • Science • Sports • Travel and Hospitality
The Australian Government provides opportunities to all students from India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladeshto study there but you’ll have to obtain a student visa first, regardless of your field of study.
A student subclass 500 visa lets you stay in Australia for the duration of your study program, up to 5 years. For a smooth stay, you need to ensure that your visa remains valid and you abide by the conditions as mentioned on your student visa. You should submit your application no later than six weeks before your course starts.
You can also track the status of your visa application online. As an international student, you must pay certain visa fees. To gain your Australia student visa, you’ll have to provide evidence of proficiency in the English language by IELTS. The minimum score required is 5.5 band in each of the four modules however some course may require higher scores as well.
Talk to Map My Study today
At Map My Study we have “student first approach” so if you are a student with a valid offer letter / admission letter from Australian universities, we can advise you on how to go about the entire process. We’ll make sure you are fully informed on the latest visa requirements and conditions; also help you prepare the right documents for your submission.
Our expert team will guide you to the official websites to ensure you have the latest applications forms and guidance. To reduce the hassle, we also help to certify, translate and courier your documents.