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30 Oct 2021

How to Apply for a Student Visa to Australia

Student Visa to Australia

When many foreign students decide to study in Australia, one of the first concerns they have is how do I apply to study in Australia. The Australian government allows students from every part of the world to study in the nation, but you must first secure a student visa. 

Your student visa requirements will be determined by your age, the sort of education you wish to undertake, and the length of time you intend to stay in Australia. We'll walk you through the process of applying for a student visa to Australia in this step-by-step guide.


Step by Step Process for Student Visa Application to Australia


Step 1: Apply to an Australian school and obtain a CoE

You must be enrolled in an Australian school before applying for a student visa to Australia. The school will issue you a CoE, or Confirmation of Enrolment, when you have received an offer letter from them, accepted the offer in writing, and paid their tuition deposit. To start your visa application, you'll need this paperwork. If you want to enrol in multiple programmes, such as a preparatory language course followed by college studies, you will require one CoE for each programme.

Step 2: Make sure you have all the required documents for a student visa application

You will need to have a few papers ready for your institute and the immigration authorities when applying for a student visa in Australia. The following is a list of papers that must be submitted as part of your student visa application:

  • 4 recent passport-sized photographs

  • National identification card and birth certificate

  • Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)

  • Genuine Temporary Entrant's Statement

  • Proof of funding (eg Bank statements etc)

  • Work records like payslips, tax returns

  • Certificates and other academic records

  • Certificate of clearance from the police

  • OSHC Health Insurance 

  • Valid passports or other travel papers 

  • Proof of temporary stay 

  • Proof of payment of fees

  • Evidence of sufficient funds to cover living expenses during the course.

  • An English Language Proficiency Test score.

  • Proof of any educational backlogs 

Step 3: Application for a Visa

If you want to study in Australia, you'll need to apply for the subclass 500 student visa. This is the visa that permits you to live, study, and work in the nation for a maximum of 5 years, depending on your degree of study. This visa allows students to work 40 hours per week during the school year and full-time during the summer.

Students pursuing post-graduate degrees and those working in vital areas such as tourism and hospitality might benefit from increased scheduling flexibility. The earliest a visa application may be submitted is 124 days prior to the start of the course. The applicant must fill out the nationality and CoE code on the first page of the application. 

Following that, you will be requested to provide personal and family information, as well as answers to questions about your prior education and employment experience, as well as information about your health and criminal history.

Step 4: TRN number and fees

The applicant must pay the visa application price after completing the visa form, which is 620 AUD for the Base Application Fee plus 460 AUD for the 18+ OR 150 AUD for under 18. The visa might take anything from a few days to weeks to arrive once you've submitted your application. A visa can take up to four weeks on average, but it could take longer depending on a few things. When the Australian government receives your completed application, they will assign you a Transaction Reference Number (TRN). TRN will help you track the progress of your application.

Step 5: Visa outcomes

Final decisions on your application will be made by the immigration department. If you have been given a visa, you must begin planning for your arrival in Australia. Log on to the immigration website and provide your TNR number if necessary, to check the status of your application.

When your visa decision is ready, the Australian authorities will usually send you an email notification. Because your visa is electronic, you can print the grant letter you get online once your visa is accepted if you desire a physical copy.

Step 6: Off to Australia

Once you have received your visa, you must reach Australia at least 90 days before the commencement of the course and the date specified in the CoE. If you are not residing in university-provided housing, you must notify the university of your address in Australia within seven days of your arrival. If your course is longer than 10 months, you usually have the right to stay in Australia for 30 days after it concludes, or 60 days if it is longer.

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