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Australia Student Visa

Applying for an Australian student visa? Here’s more information about it.

The Australian Government provides an opportunity for all Indian students to study in the country full-time however, you’ll first have to obtain an Australia student visa. The visa you need will depend on your age, the type of study you want to pursue, and how long you want to stay in Australia. As an international student looking to study in Australia, you would most commonly require a student (subclass 500) visa, regardless of your field of study.

Australia Student visa:

A student subclass 500 visa lets you stay in Australia for the duration of your study program, which is mostly up to five years. After this duration, in case the students need to continue education will need to obtain a new visa. If your student visa will expire before your graduation you might be eligible for a Visitor visa (subclass 600). You will need a letter from your education provider with the date of your graduation. You can read up in detail about this kind of visa on the Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs website here.

Documents for Australian study visa

When applying for your student visa for Australia, you will generally need:

Proof of enrolment (your electronic confirmation of enrolment)

A valid passport’s first and last page

Your visa application fee

Evidence to show that you meet the Genuine Temporary Entrant requirement for a student visa. This must include a statement in your application form that you intend to stay in Australia temporarily and/or documentation to support claims. The statement must be written by the applicant even if using an agent.

All-Academic documents

Evidence of your English proficiency skills

Evidence of financial ability (tuition fees, living expenses, expenses for dependents, return airfare)

Evidence of adequate health insurance. Health insurance must be Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

Statement of purpose

Parental Consent form

Employment History

Passport-sized photographs

*Please note that these are the basic requirements, speak with your ProAmica Australian study visa expert for a detailed list of documents required for visa processing

Applying for your visa online

You will need to create an account using DIBP’s online application system – ImmiAccount to complete and submit your student visa application. You can also track the status of your visa through ImmiAccount. You should submit your application no later than six weeks before your course starts, and no earlier than 12 weeks.

How can we help with visa?

If you’re a ProAmica student with an offer letter from any of our partner institutions in Australia, we can advise you on how to go about the entire process. We’ll make sure you are fully informed on the latest visa requirements and conditions, and also help you prepare the right documents for your submission.

Our team will direct you to the official websites and to authorized immigration representatives to ensure you have the latest application forms and guidance.

With us, you will have the right guidance during every stage for a successful visa application.

Visa fee

As an applicant from outside Australia, you will have to pay AUD 620 as your visa fee unless you are exempt from it. You may also have to pay additionally a separate cost for police certificates and biometrics. (do check the latest fee

English language requirements

To gain your Australia student visa, you’ll have to provide evidence of proficiency in the English language. This means passing an English language test to be able to prove your communication and correspondence skills.

Depending on the course, duration, and university, the English language cut off marks will be decided.

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular high-stakes English language proficiency test for study, work, and migration, with more than three million tests taken in the past year. The IELTS results are recognized by more than 10,000 organizations, including educational institutions, employers, professional associations and governments, in 140 countries around the world.

Besides the IELTS, you also have the option of giving PTE or TOEFL.

Keeping your visa valid

Once you get your visa, there are a number of things you need to do to ensure it remains valid, including:

You and your family must meet all visa conditions and follow Australian laws

Remain enrolled and maintain satisfactory course progress and attendance

Provide your Australian address to your university or college so they can contact you

Continue to be able to financially support yourself while in Australia

Don’t breach the working conditions that apply to your visa

If you want to change your qualification level you will need to apply for a new student visa.

You can always come to us for a free counseling session where we can guide you on how to go about the entire visa application process.


You can travel outside Australia and return as many times as you want while the visa is valid.

The time you spend outside Australia does not extend the visa.

Working on this Visa

Except in limited circumstances, you and your family members cannot work until your course has started. When your course is in session:

  • you can work 40 hours in a 2 week period

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