Methods to get an Australian Student Visa -7th January, 2019

Methods to get an Australian Student Visa

Today Australia is a favorite destination for studying abroad among various international students. It is home to many top universities in the world. Some planning is essential before undertaking the mission of studying abroad. We present a comprehensive guide regarding securing an Australia Student Visa.

Obtaining Confirmation

After enrolling successfully in a course registered with the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS), there is a need to get a Confirmation of Enrollment or an offer letter stating the acceptance in a program. Moreover this is essential while applying for student visa.

Meeting the requirements

Department of Home Affairs Australia requires meeting the Genuine Temporary Entrant norms, when a visa applicant comes to Australia temporarily or for studying. Moreover, the GTE does not exclude such students who, after completing their studies in the country requisite develop skills and then apply for PR. There is a need to write a personal statement addressing the requirement in English.

Applying process for a student visa

Apply six weeks before the start of your program for seeking the student visa. International students have to seek a Student Visa of Subclass 500 online. They can be inside/ outside Australia while applying. They can get the information of the outcome of this matter through an email. In case of refusal the email will mention the grounds of refusing it and also about the right to review the decision.

Necessary documents

The following documents are Necessary:

  • The Confirmation of Enrollment or the letter of offer confirming  acceptance in a program
  • Evidence of meeting all the health requirements
  • Evidence of meeting all the  character requirements
  • The GTE statement
  • Evidence of health insurance: Students need to purchase an Overseas Student Health Cover issued by a Health Insurance Provider of approved status.
  • An Evidence of proficiency in English
  • Sufficient funds for paying the cost of staying in Australia
  • A passport that is current and valid,
  • Recent passport-sized photos
  • Payment receipt of Visa Application Fee
  • All relevant Academic documents and transcripts,. Please Check the Checklist of Department of Home Affairs.
  • Creating an ImmiAccount for accessing the online services.

Time necessary for processing an application

There is a variance in processing times based on the visa stream. Furthermore, it can be four days to more than two months.  In case the candidate provides faulty/incomplete information it can take longer. Apply for this visa six weeks before commencement of course.


A student visa cost from AUD 575.


The validity is also based on the course the student intends to study. The maximum length generally does not exceed 5 years

Travelling with a student visa

The holder can travel freely, inside/outside Australia, and return to it many times while it is valid.

Working with a student visa

After commencement of course the holder can work up to 40 hours in a two-week period.

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