Studying in Australia – the wholesome study experience
Before you can apply for a Student Visa, you must first enrol in your chosen institution to study full time in Australia and apply for your visa at least 6 weeks prior to your course starting.
What is required?
The following requirements are compulsory to commence your application for a Student Visa.
- You must enrol in a registered course to study full time in Australia
- Obtain a Confirmation of Enrolment from the institution
- Obtain health insurance for the duration of your stay
- Cannot apply more than 90 days in advance of your course start date
- You must prove that your genuine reason for coming to Australia is to study
- You are of good character
- You have good health
When applying for a student visa, you will first need to determine what documents are required. The documents required depend on your country of passport, and the school that you would like to attend.
Immigration may request the following documentation from you:
- Sufficient funds for airfares, course fees and living costs in Australia
- English language proficiency
- Previous studies and academic credentials
- Immigration history
- Meet health and character requirements
- Acceptable Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
Student Visa Fees
The Australian student visas fees keep changing from time to time. The subclass 500 starts from $560 AUD (Australian Dollars). This fee excludes your health insurance, police check (if required), medical examination (if required) and any postage.
* This is correct as of 2018. Please note this is subject to change.
* If paying by credit card there will be additionally charges also.
For the most up to date information, please visit www.homeaffairs.gov.au
What makes Australia a great place to study?
The beach country is globally ranked number three as a go-to destination for international students. According to U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems, it is ranked number nine in the world for higher education. Apart from the academic seriousness, Aussie lifestyle is filled with more than 10,000 sunshine drenched beaches, some of the largest arts and culture festivals, sports, diverse cuisine and 2,000 varieties of wine and wildlife, which cannot be found anywhere else on the face of the planet.
Although Australia is the sixth largest country in the world, it only has a population of 24 million. The Aussie attitude is generally, laid back and the people usually hold very little stress. It has become extremely multicultural, with interesting opportunities for knowledge and cultural exchange. Australians are also known to be quite friendly, so don’t panic if you get a couple of g’days from the strangers on your walk to the grocery store. The crime rate is also low compared to countries like the US and regions of Europe, so much for living in a land down under.
All of this summed up together makes Australia a great place to study. Getting to know the prerequisites to have in place for obtaining a student visa, living and code of conduct is important for your study abroad decision in Australia.