Applying for an Australian Student Visa: Requirements and Procedure.

Australian Student Visa

Indian students seeking to fulfill their study-abroad dreams in Australia need to first procure a valid student visa. The Australian Government opens doors to all Indian students to study in the country and a student visa can bridge the gap between your ambitions and education opportunities in Australia.

The visa you require will depend on your age, the type of course/program you want to pursue, and how long you intend to stay in Australia. As an international student from India, you would most commonly require a student (subclass 500) visa, irrespective of your field of study.

Generally, Indian students apply for a student visa for the following programmers:

Bachelor degree
Associate degree
Graduate certificate
Graduate diploma
Masters by coursework
Higher Education Diploma
Higher Education advanced diploma
(Note: Anyone who is going to study or live in Australia for more than 3 months has to apply for a student visa.)

Getting clear on Student visa (subclass 500)

What is subclass 500?

Implemented since July 1, 2016, a student subclass 500 visa lets you stay in Australia for the duration of your study program which is a period of about five years. Students can remain in Australia as legal immigrants only as long as the visa is valid and they must abide by the conditions that are mentioned on their student visas. For more information, please talk to our overseas education counselling team. Also visit Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs website.

What documents and credentials are required for visa processing?

We, at HURRAY, have prepared a checklist for our students containing the important documents required for an Australian student visa:

Proof of enrollment (your electronic confirmation of enrollment)
A valid passport
Your visa application fee
Your Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) statement
Academic and work experience documents
Evidence of your English proficiency skills
Evidence of financial ability (tuition fees, living expenses, expenses for dependents, return airfare)
Details of your health insurance policy (Overseas Student Health Cover)
Statement of purpose
Passport sized photographs
Minor students under the age of 18 years will also need to furnish additional documents such as parental consent.

For further information regarding the documents required for visa processing, please consult our overseas education team at Hurray who will be able to provide detailed and comprehensive information about the same.

Online application process: Creating an account with the Australian immigration authorities

The trend has now shifted towards online application for Australian visas. Students will first need to create an account using DIBP’s online application system – Immi Account – in order to complete and submit their student visa applications. Once they have submitted their applications, documents and other details, they can also track the status of their visas and get updates via ImmiAccount.

Students must make sure to time their applications in such a way that it is no later than six weeks before the start of their course and no earlier than 12 weeks.

The HURRAY way

Hurray is committed to guiding and helping anyone aspiring to study in Australia. We assist our students in all stages of visa processing right from providing the appropriate information, preparing the right set of documents required for visa processing and other aspects involved in procuring an Australian student visa.

What is the cost of a student visa?

As an international student going abroad to study in Australia, you will have to pay approx AUD575 as your visa fee.

English language requirements

One of the most important pre-requisites for an Australian student visa is being proficient in the English language and being able to communicate well in English. In order to prove this proficiency, you will be required to take some standardised tests like the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

HURRAY being the best IELTS training centre in Bangalore provides spoken English classes for students. We also provide many strategies, tips and pointers to our students so that they can build on their current IELTS test score and get an even higher score! We train them in all aspects of the IELTS test preparation and help them build their grammar and vocabulary skills along the way.

Got more queries on the Australian Visa application procedure? Get in touch with the HURRAY overseas education counseling team at:
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