What is Student Visa (Subclass 500)?

Studying abroad in Australia is another experience that everyone should try once and is one of the most challenging steps in your life. Before gaining that experience, one thing that you need the most is a student visa, especially Student Visa (Subclass 500).

What is Student Visa (Subclass 500)?

How to get this visa?

Are there any requirements?

All details of the student visa (Subclass 500) are provided below

Understanding the Student Visa (Subclass 500)

Student Visa (Subclass 500) is a temporary visa for anyone who enrols on the course as a student in Australia, and students are permitted to live, study, and work in Australia for a maximum of 5 years. The duration of the visa depends on the time of the course that students are enrolled in. The Australian government allows anyone holding this type of visa to work legally as part-time in Australia for up to 40 hours per 2 weeks during the opening semester and full-time during the semester break.

 Visa Fees The fee for a student visa (Subclass 500) is 650 AUD or approximately 15,550 Baht at present (referring to the exchange rate of 1 AUD = 23.92 baht as of 11/10/2022).

Student Visa Requirements

1. Letter of Offer If the application is successful, and everything goes well, the selected institution will send an offer letter for admission.

2. Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) is a document issued by the selected institution to confirm your enrollment. The CoE will be sent after you have accepted the offer and paid the deposit. To apply for this visa, you need to attach a copy of CoE as evidence for the Australian government.

3. Proof of English Proficiency You need proof of proficiency in English, IELTS, or PTE because all courses in Australia are taught in English. Therefore, proof of English Proficiency will prove to the Australian Government that you meet the minimum required level of English proficiency to complete the selected program. * IELTS and PTE are required only for studying in the university, but English course does not require such score.

4. Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) To write a reliable GTE, the GTE should be covered and not added to the following sections; 🧡 You actually go to Australia to study and do not come for other reasons. 🧡 You will be temporarily residing in Australia and won’t stay longer than the visa period. Specifying other details can also make your GTE more reliable, such as a relationship in the house or going back to work soon. These details will prove your intention to return home at the end of your visa.

5. Proof of Sufficient Funds The financial statements must be provided to prove that you can support yourself throughout your stay in Australia, such as bank statements, evidence of granting of funds, and scholarships. These will prove that you have enough money to cover all expenses throughout your programs such as travel, tuition and accommodation.

6. Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) As an international student, you must have OSHC the whole time in Australia. The visa application will be denied if the OSHC is not provided to the Australian government. Here are some benefits of OSHC;

🧡 Paying for medical expenses while you are a student in Australia 🧡 Dispensing according to the prescription 🧡 Providing an emergency ambulance coverage

7. Health Requirements The Australian Government requires all international students to be in good health before entering the country. As a result, you may need to undergo a health examination and provide a medical certificate confirming that you meet the health requirements from Australian-accredited hospitals, in Thailand which are Bangkok Hospital, BNH Hospital, International Organization for Migration (IOM), Chiang Mai Ram Hospital, Health Check-up Center of Bangkok Hospital Phuket, and Aek Udon International Hospital.

8. Character Requirement is another thing that immigration utilizes to screen people before allowing them to enter Australia. The best way to pass this part is to answer straight to the questions, and the answers must be true.

Reach to our NAICE team for guiding you more in details. 🧡

Source: https://www.studyaustralia.gov.au/english/latest-travel-and-visa-advice/updates/step-by-step-guide-to-visa-and-entry-requirements

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