General Student Visa

AUSTRALIA

Study in Australia

Australia is a well-liked study abroad location for students from throughout the world. Australian universities and colleges are among the best in the world, and the country’s welcoming culture and high standard of living make it an ideal place for international students to study.

You must have a student visa and be enrolled in a registered course of study at an accredited educational institution in order to study in Australia as an international student. The subclass 500 student visa, which enables foreign students to study in Australia for up to five years, is the most popular type of student visa.
Studying in Australia may be a fulfilling and life-changing experience, providing chances for both professional and personal development as well as cross-cultural interaction and international networking.

Australian Study Visa

International students can study full-time in Australia at an accredited educational institution with the help of the Australian Study Visa, also called the Subclass 500 Student Visa. Students who have been accepted into a recognised course of study in Australia, such as a degree, diploma, or certificate programme, are eligible to apply for this visa.
Students with an Australian study visa are permitted to stay in Australia for up to five years, or the length of their program of study. Additionally, it permits students to work part-time while they are enrolled in classes, with a cap of 40 hours per fortnight throughout the academic year and no restrictions during designated course vacations.

The application process for an Australian Study Visa can be complex and requires careful preparation and documentation. It is recommended that students consult with a registered migration agent or the Australian Department of Home Affairs for guidance on the visa application process.

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Annual Intakes

In Australia, most universities offer two major intakes for international students

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Intake 1

This intake begins in late February or early March and runs until June or July, depending on the university. Applications for Semester 1 generally close in November or December of the previous year, although some universities may have later deadlines.

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Intake 2

This intake begins in late July or early August and runs until November or December, depending on the university. Applications for Semester 2 generally close in May or June of the same year.

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Other Intakes

Some universities in Australia may also offer a trimester system with three intakes per year, typically starting in February, July, and November. Additionally, some universities may offer other study periods such as summer school or winter school.

Documents Required

The Department of Home Affairs will need a number of papers from you in order to process your application for an Australian Study Visa (Subclass 500). Depending on your unique situation and the school provider you will be studying with, the precise documents needed may change, but generally speaking, you will need to provide:

  • Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE): This is an electronic confirmation from your education provider that confirms your enrollment in a course of study in Australia.
  • Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) statement: This is a personal statement outlining your reasons for studying in Australia and demonstrating that you intend to stay in Australia temporarily for the purposes of study and not to remain permanently.
  • Financial documents: You will need to provide evidence that you have sufficient funds to cover your tuition fees, living expenses and any other associated costs while studying in Australia. This may include bank statements, scholarship letters, or financial guarantees from sponsors.
  • Passport: A valid passport is required to apply for a student visa. You will need to provide a clear copy of the personal details page and any other relevant visa pages.
  • English language proficiency: Depending on your course of study and education provider, you may need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency. This may include test scores from an approved English language test such as IELTS, TOEFL, or PTE.
  • Health and character requirements: You will need to provide evidence of meeting health and character requirements to ensure that you are of good health and character to enter and study in Australia. This may include health examinations and police clearance certificates.

Average tuition fees

The average fees for international students in Australia vary depending on the university, course of study, and level of study. Here are some estimated average fees for international students for undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs in Australia

Undergraduate Degree

Average tuition fees for international students range from AUD 30,000 to AUD 45,000 per year. Some high-demand courses such as Medicine or Dentistry may have higher fees.

Postgraduate Degree

Average tuition fees for international students range from AUD 32,000 to AUD 50,000 per year. Some programs such as MBA or Law may have higher fees.

Doctoral Degree

Average tuition fees for international students range from AUD 30,000 to AUD 45,000 per year. Some high-demand programs such as Medicine or Dentistry may have higher fees.

Top Australian universities to study for international students

QS World University Rankings 2023

Top universities in Australia, along with information on their international ranking, number of international students, tuition fees for international students, and top courses.

The Australian National University

World Rankings: 30
Top subjects: Social Sciences, Engineering, Physical Sciences
International students: 9,838
Fees: AUD 39,600-48,864

The University of Melbourne

World Rankings: 33
Top subjects: Business Management, Engineering, Social Sciences
International students: 23,152
Fees: AUD 42,752-55,824

The University of Sydney

World Rankings: 41
Top subjects: Business Management, Engineering, Social Sciences
International students: 32,595
Fees: AUD 45,500-57,000

University of New South Wales

International rating: 45
Top subjects: Engineering, Business Management, Social Sciences
International students: 23,753
Fees: AUD 46,880-57,760

University of Queensland

International rating: 50
Top subjects: Business Management, Engineering, Life Sciences
International students: 22,848
Fees: AUD 35,736-49,296

Monash University

International rating: 57
Top subjects: Business Management, Engineering, Medicine
International students: 29,067
Fees: AUD 39,000-45,000

University of Western Australia

International rating: 90
Top subjects: Business Management, Engineering, Life Sciences
International students: 7,920
Fees: AUD 38,700-46,800

University of Adelaide

International rating: 109
Top subjects: Business Management, Engineering, Life Sciences
International students: 9,316
Fees: AUD 36,000-43,200

The University of Technology Sydney

International rating: 137
Top subjects: Business Management, Engineering, Social Sciences
International students: 12,937
Fees: AUD 36,480-45,600

 

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    Application Process

    Before you begin the application process, it’s important to determine if you are eligible for an Australian study visa.

    • You must be enrolled in a registered course of study in Australia, which includes full-time study in an eligible program at a registered institution
    • Have enough money to cover your tuition fees, living expenses, and other costs while you study in Australia.
    • Proof of language proficiency in either English.
    • You must meet certain health requirements, which may include a medical examination and health insurance coverage and provide a police certificate to show that you do not have a criminal record and be able to convince an immigration officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your authorized stay.

     

    Once you have been accepted to a DLI, you will need to obtain a letter of acceptance. This letter will be required as part of your study visa application.

    You can apply for a study visa online through the Canadian Government’s Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website or by paper. If you choose to apply online, you will need to create an account and complete the online application form. If you choose to apply by paper, you will need to download the application form from the IRCC website and submit it by mail.

    There is a non-refundable application fee for a Canadian study visa. The fee can be paid online or by a certified cheque, bank draft, or money order made payable to the Receiver General for Canada.

    As part of your application, you may be required to provide biometric information, such as fingerprints and a photograph. This can typically be done at a visa application center (VAC) in your country.

    Depending on your country of origin and other factors, you may be required to attend an interview as part of your application process. The interview will typically be conducted by a Canadian visa officer and may take place at a Canadian embassy or consulate.

    Once you have submitted your application, you will need to wait for a decision from the Canadian government. If your application is approved, you will receive a letter of introduction, which you will need to present to a Canadian border officer when you arrive in Canada.