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The student visa (subclass 500) allows you to remain in Australia for up to five years for the purpose of full-time study at an educational institution.
To obtain this type of visa you must meet the following demand:
For university studies and all longer programs you will need to apply for a student visa by following the steps below:
Before you can apply for a student visa to Australia you must be enrolled at an Australian school. After you have received an offer letter from a school, accepted the offer in writing and paid their tuition deposit the school will send you a CoE, Confirmation of Enrolment.
Nowadays you normally apply online for Australian visas. Before you start your visa application you have to create an account at https://online.immi.gov.au/lusc/register
You should apply for a student visa subclass 500. The application can be made at the earliest 124 days before your course starts (according to the date on your CoE).
When you have completed the application you should pay the application fee which currently is 575 AUD.
Depending on where you will study and where you live you might also need to do a health checkup and/or a visa interview.
Typically, students must submit the following:
The applicant must provide evidence of their intended study. Generally, this will mean the student should provide:
Depending on your choice of education provider and country of passport,you can also be requested to provide evidence of your financial capacity.
Depending on the circumstances, the applicant may also be asked to provide evidence that their spouse or parents are willing to support them, and that they have an annual income of at least AUD$60,000 for single students or at least AUD$70,000 for students accompanied by family members.
Depending on the nationality, the applicant may be asked to provide documents that prove the applicant’s ability of using English.
The current English language test minimum scores that an applicant must achieve are:
Some students may be asked to take a medical and/or a radiological check-up to show they’re in good health (this applies, for example, to those who intend to train as a doctor, dentist or nurse). If told to do so, you must attend an appointment with a doctor who has been approved by the Australian immigration department.
The length of stay in Australia is up to five years
The cost of applying for the student visa (subclass 500) starts from AUD560.00.
The Australian student visa (subclass 500) under the transmission of the independent ELICOS Sector requires a long processing time of 37 days and 68 days.