Student Visa Requirements for Studying in Australia

Last Updated on February 12, 2016 by West Highlander

Before you are applying for a student visa, you must be accepted for full time study in a registered course offered at one of Australia’s schools, universities and colleges.  The Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) was introduced in November, 2011. It states that the visa applicant must demonstrate a genuine intension to stay in Australia temporarily for the purpose of study.  The decision makers of the DIBP will consider the following factors, which are:-

  • Current circumstances in your home country
  • Potential circumstances in Australia
  • Your immigration history
  • Relevant matters
  • Value of your chosen course to your future

 You can arrive in Australia on your student visa upto 90 days before your course starts.  When you are on student visa, you may work upto 40 hours per fortnight during the term time and full time in holidays.  The visa will be automatically issued with “permission to work???, though you will be allowed to work until the course starts.  If you intend to do some involuntary work, you still need to apply for the permission to work, which would be working upto 40 hours per fortnight.

Australia has got the third highest number of foreign students in the world after UK and US.  Australia has got more than 100 universities in the world.  You will be given an opportunity to accomplish your aspirations and dreams of studying higher education and study in Australia.  The cost of living and tuition fees are considerably lower in Australia than they are in US and UK.  The living standards in Australia are quite high as compared to other competitive nations.

 Visa Requirements for Australian Students

 When you are filling for your online application visa form, you will need to provide evidence satisfying the Australian student visa requirements:-

Financial requirements–   You are required to show evidences that you would be required to able to support yourself financially while you are staying in Australia. The assessment level of the students would determine the level of funds required.  The funds may vary, depending upon your stay in Australia, standard of living and institutes that you have chosen.

Proficiency of English-   To study in Australia, you are required to prove that you have got proficiency in English.  You can find the eligibility of the tests on the DIBP website, which are IELTS, TOEFL, iBT, PTE and CAE.  The requirements of the course will depend on whether you are applying for a full degree or enrolling on a preliminary English language intensive course for overseas students.

Health requirements– You will be required to take medical or radiological check up to show that you are in good health.   If you have not done, then you must attend an appointment with a doctor who has been approved by the Australian Immigration department.

If you are planning to study in Australia, then seek expert guidance and advice from the experts of West Highlander.  We have the knowledge, guidance and years of experience to help clients get their visa applications processed and choose a college or university of their choice.  We can also help you reapply your visa application, if your visa application has got rejected lately. We are the best study in Australia visa consultants in Chandigarh.