This visa allows you to stay in Australia to study full-time in a recognised education institution.
be at least six years of age
have been accepted to study at an educational institution in Australia
have health insurance.
Length of stay
Up to five years
From AUD 560
Steps to getting Australia student visa Subclass 500
1. Gather documents
Confirmation of Enrollment (CoE) from University/College
The scanned bio-page of your international passport.
Statement of Purpose (SOP)
All academic documents (Transcript, certificates or statement of result)
2 recent passport-size color photos with white background.
IELTS/TOEFL result form.
Financial documents to cover 1 year fee, 1 year living cost ($20190AUD) with Traveling cost ($3000) for Students. or Evidence that your parents or spouse or partner (who is not travelling you has an annual income of $60000AUD. Evidence must be in form of tax certificate or bank statement.
Genuine Temporary Entrant evidence which can be in form of valuation of property with supporting documents, payslips, contracts and your resume.
Relationship certificate with sponsors and family members
Birth Certificate Use the Document Checklist (disclaimer) to find out the evidence you need to provide with your application. Prepare your documents. You will need to provide documents with your online application.
2. Apply You must apply for this visa online. After you have gathered and scanned the documents that support your application, create an account and apply for your student visa with our online application system -ImmiAccount. If you do not provide the documents requested, your visa application could be refuse
3. After you apply Provide additional documents: After you have applied, any additional documentation you need to submit should be uploaded into ImmiAccount. If you provide your documents through any other channel, it will result in processing delays. You can be in or outside Australia when a decision is made on your application. If you apply for this visa from outside Australia, do not make arrangements to travel to Australia or leave your job until you have received notification from DHA, in writing, that you have been granted a visa.
Track and manage your application: A Transaction Reference Number (TRN) is a unique number assigned to each online application. You will need this to:
track and manage your application
identify your application when you communicate with us
check your visa entitlements.
You will need to login to your ImmiAccount. You can use your account to:
continue a saved application
update passport details
change email and address details
check progress of your application.
Other things you might need to doAfter you apply, we might ask you to:
attend an interview
provide additional information
update passport details
provide biometric information
provide police certificates.
Wait for a decisionMost applications will take about four weeks to process. The exact time it will take depends on:
whether you have provided all supporting documents with your application
whether we need additional information from you and how you respond to any requests for this information
whether you need to undergo health checks or provide biometric information.
Baby born to student visa applicantIf your child is born after you lodge your application but before it is decided, you need to notify us. You must provide:
a completed Form 1022 - Notification of changes in circumstances (77 KB PDF)
a certified copy of the birth certificate
a certified copy of the passport (if available).
Documents must be attached to your student visa application in ImmiAccount. If your visa has already been granted, see the Visa Holders tab for further instructions.Visa expiry before graduationIf your student visa will expire before your graduation, you might be able to apply for another visa that meets your circumstances such as a visitor visa. You will need a letter from your education provider which states the date of your graduation.Visa decisionIf the visa is granted, we will let you know:
the visa number
any conditions attached to the visa.
If the visa is not granted, we will let you know:
why the visa was not granted
your review rights and the time limit for applying for a review (if applicable).
source: department of home affairs
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