Are you interested to study in Australia? Overseas international students planning to pursue a course in Australia (more than 3 months) must get an Australian student visa. There are a number of visa subclasses to choose depending on age, occupation, duration of stay and purpose. But, in most of the cases, international students who are planning to study in Australia should go for Australian Student Visa, Subclass 500.
With this visa you can
This visa is only for students who wish to study in Australia.Source: Department of Home Affairs, Australia
To apply for the Australian student visa, subclass 500, the student must meet the following criteria:
Genuine Temporary Entrant Criteria
The new easy student visa outline vigorously focuses on the genuineness of the student to make sure whether the purpose of stay in Australia is for study purpose or to stay temporarily. The requirement demands student immigration history and circumstances in home country.
Financial solvency is very important for student visa. The student must show the financial ability to cover the tuition fees and living costs. The Department of Home Affairs have the thorough rights to ask for strong evidence that demonstrates your financial capacity.
Certificate of Enrolment in a registered course of study
At the time of application submission, you will be required to submit a Certificate of Enrolment provided from a registered academic institute in Australia. Students who are sponsored from foreign affairs or defense exception are considered approved for this obligation.
English Language necessity
Some students do not need to provide evidence of English language proficiency, for example: IELTS, TOEFL, etc. If the academic institute relaxes this requirement for the student, then there is no need to submit any English test score. However, the ones with higher immigration risks must provide evidence of their English language ability with a satisfactory test with their visa application.
Welfare arrangements for the students younger than 18 years of age
If you are under 18 years of age, you need to attach all the evidences of your welfare arrangements in Australia.
Health and Character Requirement
Students submitting for this visa must be of good character and go through some important medical tests to fulfil some requirements of the application. The students must also obtain Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC) to get the visa granted.Source: Department of Home Affairs, Australia
Australian student visa (subclass 500) process
Working with a subclass 500 student visa –
If you are holding Australian student visa, you can work in Australia once the course has taken place. You can work a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight, and unrestricted hours during university breaks.Source: Department of Home Affairs, Australia