Student visa for Australia

Student visa for Australia

Student visa (Podklasa 500)

To study in Australia on any study program lasting more than 3 months, you need to have a student visa.

Conditions for Student visa

The conditions to be met for a student visa are:

  • Enrollment in the study program at one of the Australian educational institutions
  • Proof of enrollment (confirmation of enrollment)
  • Passed some of the internationally recognized English language tests (IELTS, TEOFL, PTE...). An exception is if you enroll in an English language course in Australia and in that case you don't need a passing test.
  • Evidence that you are planning to stay temporarily in Australia
  • Proof of financial capacity (financial guarantee). This confirms that you can cover the costs of studying, living and traveling to Australia.
  • Fulfilled character requirements
  • Paid appropriate health insurance (OSHC - Overseas Students Health Cover)
  • Citizens of certain countries should prove that they are in good health condition

What does student visa allow

With a student visa you can study at Australian educational institutions that are registered at CRICOS. It also allows you to bring your family members with you.

With a student visa, you can usually work part-time jobs, up to 20 hours a week, and during the break, full-time.

Duration of student visa

It is issued for the duration of the study program plus two months if the program lasts longer than 10 months, that is, plus one month if the program lasts less than 10 months. It can be issued for a maximum period of five years.

Applying for a student visa

Student visa is applied online via the Immigration Services website of Australia.

Cost and processing time

The fee for processing a student visa application is 575AUD. The average application processing time is one month.

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