When you think about Australia, what comes to mind? Beautiful sandy beaches with crystal clear waters? Incredible rugged countryside that’s just waiting to be explored? Or perhaps you’d like to experience some of our world-class restaurants. No matter why you want to come here, we’d love you welcome you! As you probably already know, our education system as well as our standard of living are second to none. There are just so many aspects that make Australia the perfect choice for international students.
If you would like to study abroad in Australia, then you’ll need to obtain an Australian student visa. To help you understand the strict process you need to navigate to secure an international student visa from the Aussie government, just have a quick read of this blog.
Why Study in Australia?
Australia is not simply a land filled with beautiful scenery, amazingly friendly people, exotic animals and clean air and water. There are so many other reasons why studying in the land down under is popular. The education system itself is one huge attraction for international students. In addition, there is a wide variety of courses and degrees on offer so it’s easy to find the field of study and school that’s perfect for you.
Australia is a global leader in terms of innovations and new technology. This is a hugely exciting field for so many international students because they can take advantage of various educational opportunities in these areas.
Who Requires an Australian Student Visa?
Everyone wishing to study in Australia from abroad (apart from New Zealand) needs a student visa. The type you require depends on the length of study you wish to commit to. If you’re studying abroad for more than six months, you’ll need the subclass 500 Student Visa. If you’re looking at studying for a shorter period, you’re fine to apply for either a Working Holiday Visa or a Visitor Visa. Just be sure to apply in plenty of time to have your visa approved.
What Documentation Do You Need?
Before you apply for your student visa, you’ll need the following:
- Filled out Australian student visa subclass 500 application
- Copy of your passport
- Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)
- Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirement personal statement
- English proficiency test scores (depending on your home country)
- Health insurance
- Proof you have sufficient funds to support yourself
- Four passport photos
You’ll also need to pay your visa application fees.
How Long Will it Take to Process the Application?
Generally speaking, a student visa 500 application will take around four weeks to fully process.
What Happens Next?
Once your visa has been processed, you can come to Australia 90 days before your course begins. When you get here you need to tell your education provider where you’re living within seven days. Also, if you change your address at any time in the future, you need to inform your education provider within a week.
Becoming an international student in Australia is so worthwhile. We look forward to welcoming you!