Study Visa of Australia | Department of Immigration and Border Protection
Australia is the third highest country with maximum number of overseas students after United States and United Kingdom. Moreover, it has seven of the top 100 universities with 1,100 institutions in the world which offer more than 22,000 courses for international student. In Ranking of National Higher Education Systems Australia is positioned at eight, leaving behind Germany, the Netherlands and Japan
Australia provides quality education in affordable prices with employment opportunities post bachelor. Australian government grants approximately A$200 million for international scholarships. That is why Australia has five of the 30 best cities around the globe providing reasonable quality education facility at all levels. Australia has made distinction of producing 15 Nobel prize laureates and more than 2.5 million ex-students have made distinction in their respective fields.
Steps to Apply for Study Visa
Students who are interested to apply for study in Australian will have to apply together for admission in an Australian institution and for student visa. Following steps should be considered before applying for visa;
#1- Choose your study program and institution
#2- Applying to the institution concerned
#3- Receiving and accepting Offer Letter
#4- Receiving your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE)
#5- Submitting an application for student visa
Students with following competence are eligible to apply for Admission and student visa;
#1- English language proficiency
#2- Financial support evidence
#3- Required academic record
#4- Health Certificate
Applicants already residing and working in Australia also have to apply as an overseas student.
To know more about Univeristy Degree Programs, visit Australia Border and Immigration website.
Study Visa Streams
#1- Student visa (Subclass 500)
It includes the following;
Independent ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students)
- schools level from primary to secondary)
- secondary school exchange program
- vocational education and training (VET)
- higher education
- postgraduate research
- non-award courses
- Overseas students sponsored by the Department of Foreign Affairs or Defence.
- visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP)
Visitor Visa (Subclasses 600, 601, 651)
Visitor visa is allotted to students enrolled in Maximum three (3) months study program and meet up the health and character requirements and enable to maintain the expanses.
Read more on Visitor Visas
Working Holiday Visa (Subclass 417 and 462)
Duration of working visa is maximum four months .Students aged eighteen to thirty years are eligible to apply.
Student Guardian (Subclass 590)
This type of visa is provided to person working as a guardian with a student who is under 18 years of age .Student should be enrolled in a program for up to three months along with basic eligibility criteria of an Australian visa. And student should be able to afford for study and residence costs.
Processing time of visa is 2 to 4 weeks.
Temporary Graduate (Subclass 485)
This visa is granted to foreign students who want to work in Australia after completing their study in Australian institutions. It remains valid for 18 months and up to four years. Applicants should meet the requirements of visa he is applying .Visa is processed in 2 to 4 weeks.
Read more on Temporary Graduate visas
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