Introduction

A student visa is a temporary visa that allows you to stay in Australia to study at an Australian educational institution. In order to apply you may have to provide: Evidence of enrolment at an educational institution

Results of any English language test you have completed Documents showing your financial capacity to pay for your course fees, travel and living costs while you remain in Australia

Evidence of appropriate arrangements for health insurance while in Australia. You cannot work until after you have commenced your study in Australia. If you are subject to immigration clearance, this will not occur until you arrive in Australia. You must commence your studies within six months of the expected course commencement date specified on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE), unless otherwise approved by us.If you are applying for a student visa outside Australia, it is important that you do not make any non-refundable travel commitments until after you have been advised that the visa has been granted

A student visa is a temporary visa that allows you to stay in Australia to study at an Australian educational institution

A student visa is a temporary visa that allows you to stay in Australia to study at an Australian educational institution. The student visa will allow you to remain in Australia for the duration of your approved course of study and any associated breaks (e.g., holidays).

You’ll need a student visa if:

  • You want to study at an Australian educational institution, but you’re not yet sure exactly how long that will take
  • You’ve accepted a place on a course and haven’t finished studying it yet

In order to apply you may have to provide:

In order to apply for a student visa, you may have to provide:

  • evidence of enrolment at an educational institution;
  • Results of any English language test you have completed; and
  • Documents showing your financial capacity to pay for your course fees, travel and living costs while you remain in Australia.

evidence of enrolment at an educational institution

If you’re studying at an Australian educational institution, your student visa application will require evidence of enrolment. The following information is required:

  • The name of the institution;
  • The course you are studying;
  • The date you will start; and
  • The date you will finish.

Results of any English language test you have completed

The results of any English language test you have completed are required to be submitted with your application. The results must be issued by an organisation approved by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA).

The following tests are acceptable:

  • Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) – Overall score of 6.0 or higher;
  • Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English) – Overall score of 55 or higher; or
  • Cambridge ESOL FCE for UKVI (First Certificate in English for the UKVI) – Pass mark 66 overall and at least 60 in all four components;
  • OET (Overseas English Test)- Main Examination: Pass Mark 459 overall, with at least 449 in each component; Further Education Examination: Pass Mark 425 overall, with at least 423 in each component.

Documents showing your financial capacity to pay for your course fees, travel and living costs while you remain in Australia.

It is a requirement that you show evidence of sufficient funds to cover your expenses while you are studying in Australia. This can include:

  • Evidence of funds to cover your course fees, travel and living costs while you remain in Australia.
  • A bank statement showing that the money has been transferred from your home country into an account held by yourself or a family member who is also on a student visa and lives with you.

evidence of appropriate arrangements for health insurance while in Australia.

Health insurance is essential for all visa applicants, whether you are applying for a student or working holiday visa. You will need to have cover in place if you have an accident or become sick while in Australia. You can arrange your health insurance before arriving in Australia, but you must provide proof of this when applying for your visa.

It’s important to make sure that the plan covers:

  • Hospital and medical costs (including doctor visits) – cover should be provided by an Australian public hospital
  • Ambulance fees – some plans may only cover ambulance fees if they are transported to hospital by ambulance (otherwise they will be treated as a taxi fare)
  • Out-of-hospital services such as physio, dental treatment and prescription medicine

You cannot work until after you have commenced your study in Australia. If you are subject to immigration clearance, this will not occur until you arrive in Australia. You must commence your studies within six months of the expected course commencement date specified on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE), unless otherwise approved by us.If you are applying for a student visa outside Australia, it is important that you do not make any non-refundable travel commitments until after you have been advised that the visa has been granted.

You cannot work until after you have commenced your study in Australia. If you are subject to immigration clearance, this will not occur until you arrive in Australia. You must commence your studies within six months of the expected course commencement date specified on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE), unless otherwise approved by us.

If you are applying for a student visa outside Australia, it is important that you do not make any non-refundable travel commitments until after you have been advised that the visa has been granted

Student visas are complex

Student visas are complex. You need to be aware of the rules and what you can do. It’s possible for you to apply for a student visa from outside Australia or from inside Australia.

Remember, this is a guide about student visas in general, but we’ve also got more information about how to study at specific universities on our website.

Conclusion

Applying for a student visa is not easy, but we are here to help. If you have any questions about the process or need assistance at any stage, please contact us at info@vibranttravels.com

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