If you want to study in Australia, you usually need a student visa. Until June 30, 2016, there were different student visas in Australia depending on the study program. This is no longer the case since July 1st, 2016. Since then, there has only been one student visa for studying in Australia, the Student visa (subclass 500).
Australia Student Visa Requirements
Anyone wishing to obtain a visa to study in Australia must be admitted to full-time study at a college registered in the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Oversea Students (CRICOS). It must also be clear that the students only want to travel to Australia for a certain period of time. In addition, applicants for a student visa must prove that they have health insurance in Australia through the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).
In addition, certain financial requirements must be met: Applicants must declare that they have the financial means to cover travel and living expenses in Australia as well as tuition fees in Australia . There are certain minimum amounts for the granting of student visas for Australia, which can be found on the website of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection under the respective visa type.
There are additional requirements for obtaining a student visa to Australia. Applicants must, for example, meet certain character requirements and can be asked to present a police clearance certificate or something similar. You can find all conditions on the website of the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
For students who are younger than 18 years of age, special regulations apply, which you should find out about in good time.
Students who have been granted an Australian visa also have to meet some conditions to keep it. If they do not meet these conditions, their student visa can be withdrawn. For example, students have to remain enrolled at a university and really actively study there and make satisfactory progress.
Medical examinations for stays in Australia
Medical examinations are generally not provided for applicants with a German, Austrian or Swiss passport and are only required in exceptional cases such as the following: Anyone who has lived for more than three consecutive months in a country where there is an increased risk of tuberculosis infection exists, may have to submit an X-ray of the breast basket and / or have a medical examination carried out. That also depends on the length of the planned stay. Students who have a different passport than the one mentioned above may also have to submit a chest X-ray and have a medical examination. For this you have to contact special doctors, so-called panel physicans, turn. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has a list of addresses that students can contact after consulting the embassy. You can also check the website of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to find out whether a differentiation is necessary for the visa. In the event that a health examination is necessary, you should plan more time for the visa application.
Apply for the student visa for Australia
Those planning to study abroad in Australia can apply for the student visa online at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website. Among other things, the following is required for this:
- the approval of the Australian university, more precisely the code of the electronic Confirmation of Enrollment (eCoe)
- proof of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), for example in the form of a receipt
- a passport that is still valid for at least six months
- the processing fee (credit card payment)
You can get a list of all the documents to be submitted on the website of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
Cost of the student visa for Australia
The visa processing fee is AUD 560 and must be paid by credit card. A small fee is also due for this. This varies depending on which credit card is used.
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Period of validity of the Australia student visa
With their visa, students can stay in Australia for the duration of their study abroad. As a rule, the student visa is valid for a while after the end of your studies. How long depends on the length of the course:
- If the study lasts longer than 10 months and ends at the end of the Australian academic year (November – December), the visa is usually granted until March 15 of the following year.
- If the course lasts longer than 10 months and ends between January and October, students are usually allowed to stay in Australia for two months after they have finished their studies.
- With a duration of 10 months or less, a stay of one month is possible after the end of the course.
In the event that the visa expires before the study abroad is finished, international students can apply for a visitor visa. To do this, they must submit a letter from their university stating the date of graduation.
As a rule, the student visa is granted for a study period of a maximum of 5 years, in exceptional cases for longer.
The student visa is a so-called multiple entry visa that allows multiple entries to Australia.