Student Visa for Australia

A journey for 10,000 miles starts with one single step.

If you have chosen Australia as your educational destination for your preferred course, then your first step is laid in your remarkable journey. Often students from India choose to pursue their studies in the USA, CANADA, or UK, but pursuing studies in Australia has its own perks and benefits. Did you know that 5 out of the top 100 universities in the world are in Australia? So, why wait? Let us help you guide through the entire process by being with you in every step.

Our qualified Education consultant can help guide you in getting an admission suiting your needs. Securing admission in Australian Institutes is a competitive process. But we are here and do not worry. BANSAL Immigration Consultants qualified team will help assist you in writing a statement meeting the Genuine temporary entrant criteria. We specialie in assisting our clients making sure that entire criteria is met.

A student visa is also known as Subclass 500 visa. It is the visa issued for international students allowing them to pursue their studies in Australia. It is often grated up to 5 years depending on the length of the course. Being a Temporary visa, if you are unable to complete your course in your visa tenure, you can always apply for a student visa extension. Once you complete your studies, you will be eligible for a lodging Temporary Graduate visa (Subclass 485 Visa) and other visas.

Student visa eligibility Criteria

English language Requirements:

English language test providers Minimum score Minimum score and at least 10 weeks English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) Minimum score and at least 20 weeks ELICOS
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 5.5 5 4.5
TOEFL internet-based test 46 35 32
Cambridge English: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English) 162 154 147
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) 42 36 30
Occupational English Test B for each test component N/A N/A
*test must be undertaken in the last 24 months prior to the date of visa application

Student visa processing time:

Once the application is submitted and all the documents are uploaded, it takes around 3-5 months. (Time period may vary)

Student visa Application fee (in AUD):

Applicant can always include their family members who wishes to accompany them while they study in Australia.

TU500 Student ELICOS Sector 620.00
Additional Applicant Charge 18+ 460.00
Additional Applicant Charge U18 150.00

*Additional cost includes overseas student health cover, biometrics and health checks. In some cases, you can be also asked to provide police checks to prove your character. If you want to include your dependents in your application, visit Student subsequent entrant visa for more information.

Student visa conditions:

8105 – Work limitation

This condition means that you must not engage in any work before your course of study commences. You are also not permitted to work more than 40 hours per fortnight when you are in Australia when your course of study is in session. Note the 40 hour requirement does not apply if you are engaged in work that was specified as a requirement of the course when the course particulars were entered into the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students and the student visa was granted for a masters degree by research or doctoral degree

8202 – Meet course requirements

This condition means that you must be enrolled in a full-time course and satisfy the course requirements of your enrolment including the course level, course progress and course attendance. Unless you are a Defence, Foreign Affairs orsecondary exchange student, the course you are undertaking must be a registeredcourse with the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). The course you are undertaking must give you a qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework that is at the same level or higher level than the course mentioned in your grant letter.

8501 – Maintain health insurance

This condition means that you must maintain adequate arrangements for health insurance (generally Overseas Student Health Cover) while you are in Australia. You must not enter Australia before your Overseas Student Health Cover has begun. You are not permitted to remain in Australia after your Overseas Student Health Cover has expired. If you are a student from Norway, Belgium or Sweden you may not need to maintain Overseas Student Health Cover.

Overseas Student Health Cover

8516 – Must maintain eligibility

This condition means that you must continue to maintainyour eligibility as a person who would satisfy the criteria for the grant of your visa. 8517 – Maintain education for dependants This condition means that you must ensure that adequate schooling arrangements are maintained for your school age dependants who will be in Australia for more than three months on the visa.

8532 – Under 18 approve welfare

This condition means that you must maintain adequate accommodation, support and general welfare arrangements. You are not permitted to change those arrangements without the approval of your education provider. This should be in writing. You are not allowed to enter Australia before the date specified by your education provider.

8533 – Inform provider of address

This condition means that you must notify your education provider within seven days after arriving in Australia of your residential address (if you were outside of Australia at time of grant). In all cases, you are also required to notify them of any change to your residential address in Australia within seven days after the change. If you intend to change education provider you are required to notify your former education provider within seven days after receiving an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) or other evidence of enrolment.

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