How to Apply For Study Visa in Australia for Students

How to Apply For Study Visa in Australia for Students

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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
  • Passport-sized photographs
  • 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. 


Visa fee


As an international student you must pay visa fees as per the below category you fall in:
 

Visa subclass
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) AUD $630 AUD $460 AUD $150 AUD $700
Student visa (subclass 500) (subsequent entrant) AUD $620 AUD $460 AUD $150 AUD $700
Student visa (subclass 500) – Foreign Affairs or Defence sector nil nil nil nil
Student visa (subclass 500) – Postgraduate research sector AUD $620 nil nil nil
 
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


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SUMMING UP


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.


Pushpinder Bhatia
Founder & CEO