Student Visa (subclass 500)

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Student visa (subclass 500)

When you decide to reach Australia to study in Australia, targeting an internationally recognised qualification from Australian university or other institution, inevitably encompasses a range of strategic and tactical decisions being taken by you to achieve a variety of goals. We can assist you in the process of making decisions in order to shape your career.

This visa gives you the permission to study a course as an international student. Generally, student visa is granted to cover whole course or course package (mix of 2 or more courses) up to 5 years. You must be enrolled in an eligible course registered for international students.

You must be at least 6 years of age and if you are younger than 18 years of age, you must arrange welfare arrangements for you. As you need to pay a handsome amount of fees, you must be careful in selecting course and university so that it will help you in shaping your career.

The Australian government allows you to remain in Australia for temporary basis and believes that you will leave the country after completion of your study before your visa expires. On the contrary, there are many pathways available for international students to remain in Australia for longer period. Some visa categories fall in points system and you need to pass through the same.

Summary of criteria (eligibility)

You must:

  • Be at least 6 years of age
  • Be enrolled in an eligible course
  • Ensure welfare arrangements if younger than 18 years of age
  • Satisfy English language proficiency
  • Have enough Overseas Health Student Cover
  • Have enough money
  • Be a Genuine Temporary Entrant
  • Satisfy health and character requirements


You can:

  • Work up to 40 hours per fortnight (2-week period)
  • Travel in and out as many times as you wish (multiple travel facility)
  • Apply further student visa, if you wish to study
  • Apply work visa or residence visa, if you wish to work or stay further
  • Include your family members in your application
  • In certain conditions, your spouse can work too

Generally, student visa applications carry high risk of refusals. Hence, you should consider our services to handle your application from beginning to end.

Stay in Australia after study

Post Study Work Visa

You can get this visa which will allow you to stay and work for 1.5 to 5 years


Skilled Migration Visas

One of the General Skilled Migration visas could also be a good option


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Step-by-step Process

Step-by-step process is described here for your basic understanding only. Please visit office for in-depth information about your case.

  • Preliminary examination (meeting with our consultant)
  • Decide course and university
  • Enrolment application
  • Letter of offer and Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE)
  • Apply for your visa and visa grant

Preliminary examination (meeting with our consultant)

Meeting with our consultant

Are you considering international education for yourself or for your wards? Our international education consultant can guide you through entire process, starting from enrolment in university to getting necessary visa, and help you to build a better career path.

  • Advise you about required score in English language test (we are here to help you in achieving necessary score through our IELTS / PTE coaching).

Decide course and university

Determine proper course and university

After analysing your requirements and your previous credentials, our senior consultant will help you in selecting course and university. We need to consider entry requirements for particular course. We also have to conclude the location(s)/campus(es) available and then select the proper course which suits you and your needs.

Enrolment application

Apply enrolment in chosen course

Once we conclude on the university and course, we will apply for admission (enrolment). We will prepare and submit international student enrolment application along with necessary documents to the university for their consideration.

Letter of offer and Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE)

Receive Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE)

Upon approval of enrolment application, you will receive offer letter for the selected course. Offer letter contains specific information like start and completion dates of course, duration, campus, fees, conditions (if any), etc.

After payment of tuition fees, the university will issue electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) which is required for visa application.

Apply for your visa and visa grant

Visa process

After receiving eCoE, we will apply your Student Visa. We assist you in preparation of required documents and submit student visa application to immigration department.

After reasonable time period, decision is taken by the immigration department. Once student visa is granted, prepare to fly.

FAQ(s) about study in Australia

Student Visa Australia
Can I get work rights during my student visa or after my student visa?

Yes. Student may have official work rights during his or her student visa. They may also apply work visa after completion of study by satisfying requirements.

Can I change university or course after visa grant?

Yes, in general, student may change university or course. But student has to follow visa conditions imposed on visa.

What kind of documents required for entire process?

An applicant has to show passport, education documents, address and identity documents, photo, availability of finance etc. Applicant may need to include documents of sponsors like income tax returns, source of income etc.