Student Visa is one of the most popular Australian Visas. According to the data provided by Australian Government Department of Education and Training, in October 2017 alone there are 606,780 international students studying different courses in Australia. The Top five countries from where international student come from are

  • China- 30%
  • India- 11%
  • Nepal-4%
  • Malaysia -4%
  • Vietnam- 4%

Student visa is designed to allow genuine international students to come and study in Australia and are primarily issued for Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) courses which can range from primary schools to post-graduate study. All international students must be enrolled in a full-time course registered with the CRICOS to be eligible for student visa.

To maintain the integrity of the student visa and control the misuse of student visa as a channel of gaining entry to Australia, the immigration applies a number of assessment criteria. Assessment includes but not limited to the factors such as

  1. English language skills
  2. financial capacity,
  3. previous education and work experience,
  4. family ties,
  5. circumstances in Australia,
  6. value of the course to the applicant’s future
  7. applicant immigration applicant circumstances in their home country
  8. potential history

Basic Checklist for Student Visa:

Note: This is just a sample check-list; do consult our experts to get a complete checklist for student visa application.

For a student visa, student should submit documents according to the assessment level which is determined by the-choice of education provider and country of origin. Always lodging a decision ready application is a good idea; any missing document can increase the chance of processing delays and/or visa refusal. One should never attempt to submit a bogus/fake document as this could lead to visa refusal, exclusion period and or strict scrutiny in future applications.

Normally the following documents are required:

a. Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

Applicant must provide a confirmation of enrolment. A CoE is issued by the education provider once the student has been accepted and has paid the required initial fees. Applicant can package their courses, but the chosen courses must show a reasonable progression.

b. Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE)

Applicant must satisfy the minister that they are a genuine student by showing.

  • previous education and work experience,
  • family ties,
  • circumstances in Australia,
  • value of the course to the applicant’s future
  • applicant’s favourable circumstances in their home country
  • potential positive history

All relevant details are required to be included in the Statement of Purpose (SOP) to prove why an applicant is a genuine student.

What is Statement of Purpose (SOP)?

Statement of Purpose is an essay written to assure the education provider and the Australian immigration that the applicant has a genuine intention to study the selected course.

c. English Language Proficiency

Applicant must demonstrate that they meet the required English standards of the intended course, which can be done through IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, OET or CAE test. Students from English speaking countries are exempt from this requirement.

d. Financial Capacity

An applicant must provide evidence that they meet the financial requirements. Our experts can provide further information.

e. Overseas Student Health Course (OSHC)

Students and all accompanying family members are required to take adequate health insurance to cover the full length of the proposed course.

f. Satisfactorily complete the Character and Security checks.

g. Health requirements