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Compared to other countries, it is easier to get a student visa for Australia and it is also one of the most favorable destinations to pursue an international student degree.

An Australia study visa is not a permanent visa that enables you to remain in Australia for the duration of your study.

Students wanting to study in Australia must meet certain requirements to qualify for a visa. Once you are enrolled in a full-time study course you can apply for a visa under Subclass 500. With the Student visa (Subclass 500) visa, the visa holder can work for up to 40 hours every two weeks once your course starts.
The duration of the visa is for five years, you can apply for an extension.

Eligibility Criteria

Here are the eligibility criteria to apply to Australian universities:

  • They should be accepted in a full-time study course
  • They should fulfill the financial requirements.
  • Health requirements along with health insurance should also be fulfilled
  • The candidate should have good English skills
  • He should have a good academic history
  • Meet the character requirements
  • Meet the debts to the Australian government
  • They should be a student under 18 years of age should abide by the Australian values statement


There are three intakes for US universities.

Intake 1:
 It commence in February/ early March to late May/ early June
Intake 2: It commence in July/early August through to November


The first intake is usually treated as the main intake by most Indian students. The best thing to do is to prepare for the next upcoming intake.

Documents Required

When applying for your student visa You need to follow the basic documents

  • Proof of Enrollment
  • A valid passport
  • Your Visa application fee
  • Your GTE statement
  • Academic and work experience documents
  • Evidence of YOUR English proficiency skills
  • Evidence of financial ability (tuition fees, living expenses, expenses for dependents, return airfare)
  • Details of the health insurance policy
  • Statement of purpose
  • Passport-size photographs

Applying Process

Australia provides multiple options when you want to apply for a university; you just make sure that you meet all the requirements before you fill-up the visa application. To fulfill the requirements, you would need to:

Step 1:

  • Australian study requirements: You have to be enrolled in a full-time course (undergraduate, master’s, or (PhD)be able to apply for a student visa. The course must be registered with the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses. for Overseas Students (CRISCO). The university will provide an electronic Confirmation of Enrollment (ECOE) certificate which will serve as proof of enrollment.

Clear your Language exam and Requirements: Authorities need to know that you have adequate language abilities. You can display this by taking a language proficiency test. The tests scores are acceptable:

  • International English Language testing system (IELTS): 5.5-6
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 46 Pearson Test of English (PTE) 42
  • Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 162
  • Occupational English Test (OET): A ‘b’ for each test component
  • Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (ECOE) certificate

Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) statement: This will state that your only intention is to study in Australia and that you plan on returning,Financial Requirements that you can fund your studies Your English Proficiency test results

Australian approved health insurance cover: In the event of something happening to your health in Australia, the authorities need to know that you will be able to pay your own healthcare bills. You usually have to purchase an Overseas Student Health Cover to prove this. : You must be in reasonably good health and have no major illnesses that show up during medical tests.

Verification of your criminal records: you are only eligible to apply for a study visa if you do not have a criminal or terrorist background. You must have a clean record.


  • Step 2:
  • Create a profile: On the Australian Immigration Website. You will need to have scanned copies of your documents on hand.
    Fill in your visa application: The application can be filled up to 124 days before the commencement of your course and not before that.
    After you have successfully filled in your application and uploaded the documents, you have to pay the visa fees.
    Following this, you will receive a Transaction Reference Number which you can use to check to see where your application stands.

Cost of Applying for Australian Study Visa

International students are required to pay visa fees as per the category they fall in below.
Although the average living costs are higher than in other countries, Australia has managed to attract a record number of international students – over 700,000 in 2019.


         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 620

     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





Student Visa (Subclass 500) Research Sector

  AUD 620




Processing Time for Student Visa

The processing time for your visa is usually four weeks. You can apply for the visa 124 days before the start of your course and you can travel to the country 90 days before the commencement of your course. If you have any dependents, they can apply for the same Subclass 500 visa. Even if they may not come with you immediately, you must declare your dependents in your visa application. Otherwise, they may not be eligible for a dependent visa later.
Since the SSVF process has streamlined, the standard time taken is anywhere between 4-6 weeks. This also depends upon the education institution and outstanding documents can always be requested if required and desired by the visa officer.
Upon the satisfaction of the SVP process, the education provider issues the Electronic Confirmation of Enrollment (ECOE) which is inevitable for processing the visa. Then, the application for the student visa is sent to the Department of Home Affairs. It is highly recommended that you lodge for the visa before 12 weeks from the days of orientation in the institution.


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