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Student Visa (Subclass 500) Australia

Study in Australia with a Student Visa?

The student visa allows you to live in Australia for up to five years for full-time study at a registered educational institution. With more than 1,100 institutions and 22,000 courses to choose from, Australian universities offer a diverse range of study options for international students.

Is the Student Visa 500 right for you?

You may apply for a student visa if you are over 6 years of age and wish to commence full-time study in Australia for the options below:

  • Independent ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students)
  • Schools (primary and secondary)
  • Secondary school exchange program
  • Vocational education and training (VET)
  • Higher education
  • Postgraduate research
  • Non-award courses
  • International students sponsored by the Department of Foreign Affairs or Defence

Types of student visas:

  • Student visa (subclass 500)

Eligibility criteria:

  • Course enrolment: You must be enrolled in an approved course of study and provide a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) for your application
  • English proficiency: You may be required to provide evidence of your English language skills
  • Health insurance: You must be covered by Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the length of your stay
  • Financial viability: You must have enough money to pay for your stay in Australia
  • Meet health and character requirements

Under the new simplified student visa framework (SSVF), applicants that fall under the streamlined category are not required to provide evidence of English language or financial capacity.

Other requirements apply. Register for a session with one of our professional migration agents for help understanding the full eligibility criteria.

How can Smart Choice Education & Migration help?

Our company’s integrated education and migration focus can help select the right course at the right institution for you and assist with the student visa application process. Whether you just need some friendly advice or whether you need comprehensive application guidance and education counselling, Smart Choice Education & Migration can offer the right level of assistance for you.

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