Things Should Be Known Before Applying For Student Visa in Australia

🔸Studying abroad is a dream for many people, especially in a country like Australia, which offers many courses, such as General English courses, Diploma courses, and degree-level courses. With its quality education, good quality of life, and healthcare system, Australia is another country where students from around the world aspire to experience the learning atmosphere.

Today, the NAICE team will share basic knowledge and important points to consider before you start submitting a student visa application in Australia!

🧑‍🎓 Student Visa (Subclass 500)

The Student Visa Subclass 500 is designed for international students who wish to study or pursue further education in Australia legally. This visa can be applied for both inside Australia (Onshore Students) and outside Australia (Offshore Students). The Student Visa allows students to register for studies for a maximum duration of 5 years. One of the advantages of the Student Visa is that international students holding this visa can work part-time for up to 48 hours per 2 weeks.

Important Note: Study should be the first priority for Students holding a Student Visa. If they frequently miss classes, it could negatively affect their visa status.

📚 Courses Offered

Australia offers a wide range of courses for international students, including:

🔸 English Language Courses: These courses focus on developing all four language skills – listening, speaking, reading, and writing. There are various types of English courses available based on students’ needs, such as General English, Academic English, Business English, or IELTS Preparation.

🔸 Vocational Courses: These courses teach professional skills in various fields, aiming to enhance skills for future career prospects. Australia offers a diverse range of vocational courses across different industries, such as business, services, or trades. For example, Diploma in Project Management.

🔸 Degree Programs: Australia provides international students with opportunities to pursue undergraduate, postgraduate (master’s), and doctoral (PhD) degrees at leading universities worldwide. The country is home to many prestigious universities, including those in the Group of Eight, such as the University of Melbourne, Monash University, University of Sydney, and University of New South Wales.

🌟 Australian universities always offer a scholarship for international students who are excellent in academics or have great work experience or career paths in almost every semester.

🇦🇺 Student Visa Application

Qualifications for Visa Applicants:

🔸 Must be over six years old

🔸 Must have a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) document confirming enrollment from an institution

🔸 Must have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) that covers the entire study duration in Australia

🔸 Must provide Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) documents to demonstrate the intention to study

🎯 Application and Visa Process

1. Choose the desired program and institution, then submit the required documents (Transcript, Graduation Certificate, Resume, Passport, Statement of Purpose, Bank Statement, and Application Form) for the program application

2. Wait for the Offer Letter from the institution (approximately 1 – 2 weeks) and make the payment.

3. After making the payment, wait for the Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) from the institution (approximately 1 – 2 weeks) to use for visa application.

4. Purchase Overseas Student Health Cover and have a health check-up in an Australian Government-designated hospital, such as Bumrungrad International Hospital, BNH Hospital, International Organization for Migration (IOM), Ram Hospital Chiang Mai, Phuket Hospital, and Ekachon Hospital.

5. Process your visa application and scan your fingerprint (biometrics). The visa processing time is approximately 1 – 2 months.

6. Once the visa is approved, you can travel to Australia up to 1 month before the course start date.

Note: The current cost of a student visa for Australia is $AU 710

The Risk of Visa Rejection

Certainly, there is a risk of visa rejection; there is no way to guarantee a visa with 100%. Even if it’s a student visa application, Immigration will assess the applicant’s visa information based on the Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE).

Therefore, GTE documents are crucial, serving as a pathway to increase the chance of studying in Australia. Let’s explore what Immigration considers for visa approval:

🔸 Applicant’s qualifications

🔸 Intent and purpose of studying abroad

🔸 Choice of courses and educational institutions

🔸 Age and current employment status

🔸 Future plans after completing studies

🔸 Clear reasons for returning to the home country after studies

However, there’s no need to worry, as NAICE has a dedicated team providing consultation, study planning services, and risk assessment for each individual case. This is to enhance the opportunities for all of you to pursue further studies and lead a life in Australia with confidence.

Source: Student Visa Requirements

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