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How to apply for an Australian student visa?

All international students wanting to study in Australia will need to have a valid student Visa to cover their entire course duration. As there are many Visa subclasses in Australia, the one that is most relevant to international students is:

  • Subclass 500 – Student Visa

Subclass 500 will now cover the following sectors: Postgraduate Research, Non-Award, Schools, Independent ELICOS, Vocational Education and Training, Higher Education.

The following are steps on getting your Australian Student Visa:

Step 1: Apply to an Australian education institution

  • Receive Unconditional offer letter
  • Accept & pay tuition fees deposit & OSHC
  • Receive eCOE & CAAW (for Under-18 students) letters

Step 2: Gather Documents

  • Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE) letter
  • Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW) letter (for Under-18 applicants)
  • Proof of Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) – New/ Current and renewal
  • Other documents (refer with AUG staff handling your application)

Step 3: Apply for the Student Visa

  • Complete Visa online application form (to be guided by AUG counsellor)
  • Ensure that your credit card has the right amount in AUD. Application cannot be finalized without paying the compulsory Visa application fee.

Step 4: After you apply

  • Generate a Medical Referral Letter and book for a medical check-up
  • The check-up must be done in an approved Australian Immigration panel physician (hospital/clinic).
  • Schedule appointment for Biometrics (if required)
  • Submit any additional documents via your Immi login account

Step 5: Visa Application Outcome

  • If granted, your student Visa will be sent by Immigration via email or post
  • Unlike most countries, Australian student Visas are electronic. Hence you will not get any Visa grant label/sticker/stamps on your passport

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