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Student Visa

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The Australian student visa allows eligible foreign nationals to enter Australia for study purposes. Holders of an Australian visa for students can: Take part in an eligible course of study. Bring family members in Australia.

Student Visa

What is a Student Visa?

Any student with this visa can apply for a variety of full-time courses, including Higher Education, Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS), primary or secondary school admission, and postgraduate research degrees in a recognised education institution.
Who is Eligible for Student Visa?
Enrollment in a course of study:

that is listed on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students: Applicants must enroll in a course of study that is listed on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Financial resources:

Applicants must provide legal proof of their financial capacity, demonstrating that they are able to cover their course fees as well as the living expenses of their dependent family members.

Proficiency in English:

If evidence of English language ability is not provided with the visa application or when asked by an official, the visa will be denied.

Welfare arrangements for all pupils under the age of 18 that are closely monitored:

To stay in Australia, students under the age of 18 must show proof of structured welfare arrangements.

Family Members Accompanying Applicants:

Applicants and their family members can make a joint request while applying for a student visa, or they can apply to join them afterwards. It is critical to have the appropriate cash on hand to support the accompanying family members who are living in Australia, as well as those who will be residing in Australia after the student visa is granted (such as new born baby).

Genuine Temporary Entrant requirement:

This condition provides as a reassurance that the student visa programme is being used for its intended purpose and not for a brief stay in Australia.

Health and character:

As part of the visa application procedure, applicants must undertake health examinations. This could take several weeks to finish. In addition, applicants must answer several character-related questions, which will be used to evaluate their character.

Overseas student health insurance:

Applicants must get Overseas Students Health Insurance (OSHI) a week before their scheduled arrival in Australia.

What you can do with this visa?
  • In Australia, you can study full-time at a recognised institution.
  • Only some members of your family are permitted to accompany you.
  • Depending on your degree type, you and your family will be issued work privileges.
  • Your partner can also study in Australia for three months if they are deemed to be eligible.