The education system of Australia is one of the best in the world. A vast majority of student from all around the world is currently studying in Australia. Getting admission in education institution and obtaining student visa are two different activities. This is not simple and straight forward procedure for everyone. The financial, English and other requirement leading to the grant of visa depends on the course of study and country applicant belongs.
We offer and process admission to education institution/TAFE/University of your choice in every major city in Australia. We also assist you in choosing the course and relevant education provider.
Following are the student subclass options that are available for interested student.
|Visa Subclass Name||Purpose or Study Covered by the visa|
|Student Visa – Subclass 500||A full time course registered by Commonwealth Registered of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS), such as:
School student who is enrolled in, or intends to enroll at a primary or secondary school.
Full-time course of study under a secondary school student exchange program administered by a State or Territory education authority.
For Foreign Student – either:
For Defence Student – either:
|Student Guardian Visa – Subclass 590||The purpose of this visa is for someone to come to Australia to provide care and support for visa applicants/visa holder who are under 18 years of age.|
Eligibility Requirement for Student Visa
Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE)
Every student applicant needs to satisfy genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement in order to grant student visa. Visa officer assesses whether the individual circumstances of the student indicates that their intention is for a temporary stay in Australia and also to make sure that student visa program is used as intended and not as a way for international students to maintain ongoing residency in Australia.
When assessing GTE requirement visa officer consider following factors :
English Proficiency & Financial Capacity Requirement
The combined immigration risk outcomes of the student’s education provider and country of citizenship are used to guide the level of financial and English language evidence that a student needs to provide with their visa application.
Students associated with lower immigration risk outcomes are generally able to meet financial capacity requirements via declaration and English language proficiency requirements by satisfying their education provider. This is referred to as streamlined evidentiary requirements.
Students associated with higher immigration risk outcomes are required to provide additional documentary evidence of their financial and English language capacity with their visa application. This is referred to as regular evidentiary requirements.
Family members & Parents of Student
Student can accompany their member of family unit with him/her while they are studying at Australian education institution.
The Parent/guardian and certain eligible relative of Student who are under 18 years of age can accompany with the student while they are studying at an Australian education institution.
Students and their family members are also eligible to work 40 hour per fortnight while their course is in session. However, certain student visa holder and their family members have unlimited work right depends on the course they are undertaking.
Minimum English Language Requirement
|English test||Minimum test score|
|IELTS||Overall band score 5.5 or
Overall band score 5 if packaged with at least 10 weeks’ ELICOS; or
Overall band score of 4.5 if packaged with at least 20 weeks’ ELICOS.
|TOEFL Paper-Based test (See Note)||527; or
500, if packaged with at least 10 weeks’ ELICOS; or
450, if packaged with at least 20 weeks’ ELICOS.
|TOEFL iBT||46; or
35, if packaged with at least 10 weeks’ ELICOS; or
32, if packaged with at least 20 weeks’ ELICOS.
154, if packaged with at least 10 weeks’ ELICOS; or
147, if packaged with at least 20 weeks’ ELICOS.
36, if packaged with at least 10 weeks’ ELICOS; or
30, if packaged with at least 20 weeks’ ELICOS.
Financial Capacity Requirements
Student visa applicants applying under “regular evidentiary requirement” needs to provide evidence of financial capacity. This may be demonstrate by providing one of the following:
Visa Application Charges
|Visa subclass||Base Application charges||Additional Applicant – 18 or over||Additional Applicant under 18|
|Student visa 500||$575/-||$430/||$140/|
Note : In addition to these visas application charges other charges may be applicable which depends on location of the applicant, paper base application in lieu of internet application and whether it is first application or the extension of initial visa application.
Standard Processing Time of Student Visa Application
|Student Subclass||Standard Processing Time|
|500||1 months (75 % application finalized within this time frame)|