Subclass 500 – Student Visa
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This visa allows students to come to Australia and study their respective enrolled courses. Once this visa is granted, students can stay in Australia until the completion of their respective enrolled courses.
Student Visa 500 allows international students to participate in a study program. If you want to study in Australia, you can apply for a visa 500. You can stay in Australia on a student visa until the completion of your course.
The Department of Home Affairs processes all visa applications for Australia. The processing time for a Student visa 500 varies according to different sectors. These sectors include;
Foreign Affairs or Defence Sector
Postgraduate Research Sector
Independent ELICOS Sector
Vocational Education and Training Sector
Higher Education Sector
Make sure you provide complete documents with your visa application. As The Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) refuses visa applications with incomplete documents. Your applications must contain authentic details. You must pay your application charges to complete the application process quickly.
Study visa offers the following programs to study in Australia by overseas students:
English language prerequisite course to improve the English language proficiency to get enrolled in another higher-level course.
Overseas students can come to study in primary and secondary schools of Australia
This allows overseas students to study:
Higher Education offered by universities of Australia includes:
This allows overseas students to study:
This allows the overseas students to study the foundation studies courses that do not lead to any Australian award but might help in higher education.
This allows the overseas students who are sponsored by the Department of Foreign Affairs or Department of Defence to study the related courses in Australia.
To obtain Student Visa 500, you must;
Student Visa 500 costs nearly AUD 630 if you’re exempt. Separate charges will be applicable for each family member applying with you. There’ll be some other charges for health checks, police certificates and biometrics.
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A Student visa (subclass 500) allows you to stay for 5 years in Australia. However, your stay period also depends on the type of course period you choose to study in Australia.
Every overseas student who wants to study in Australia is assessed on a scale of 1 to 3. Moreover, this assessment depends upon the country to which the applicant belongs. Each country and its educational institutions are assigned different assessment levels. However, the assessment level of each applicant is determined by the combination of the risk assessment index and the university level. Thus, the higher the level of assessment, the more evidence of financial stability and the English language is needed to be provided by the applicant.
Student Visa Subclass 500 holders can get different benefits in Australia. They can;
Applicant must meet the following requirements to get the student visa:
Applicant must choose the course of study and the Australian institution that must be registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). And the degree that must be accredited by the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF).
Statement of purpose is a personal statement written by the overseas students that normally comprises:
Statement of purpose is an important deciding factor by the universities as it differentiates the applicant from all others.
Applicant must receive the confirmation of enrollment from the education provider and provide it at the time of applying for the visa. To get the CoE, the selected course must be registered under CRICOS.
Overseas students must provide GTE as a statement that the sole purpose of coming to Australia is to study only and will leave after the completion of the degree. This statement shows that overseas students are coming to Australia temporarily to study only. GTE statement is normally comprised of:
Before applying for the student visa, the applicant must show the evidence of bank statement that shows the availability of sufficient funds to pay the tuition fee, travel expenses and living costs for the period of stay. Applicant must also submit the evidence of financial supporter’s income and employment.
Applicant must submit the evidence of the English language proficiency as per the requirement of the student visa. Applicant must give one of the following tests as per required by the selected course of study to achieve the required score to meet the English language requirement of student visa:
The overseas student must hold the OSHC from an approved Australian health insurance provider to stay in Australia unless an exemption applies.
Nasir Nawaz is a Registered Migration Consultant. University of New South Wales postgraduate with Law specialization in Dispute Resolution and having Graduate Certificate in Migration Law and Practice. He has passion about different fields of law and his diverse experience spans Psychology, Dispute Resolution and immigration law.