There are great advantages of studying in Australia and having a student visa for Australia. Not only are you able to study in Australia and gain a new life experience, but student visa for Australia also gives you the opportunity to work up to 40 hours in the period of two weeks, and working unlimited period of time during breaks.
With a student visa for Australia, you are also allowed to travel outside Australia and visit surrounding countries if you wish, and return as many times as you want while the visa is still valid.
Students from all over the world study in Australia and it is very easy to get in touch with people from different cultures. Understanding different cultures, and in particular live and work in a multicultural environment, contributes to broadening the views, acquiring tolerance and learning intercultural communication. All these aspects are very important for further personal and professional growth of each individual.
You can also bring members of your family to Australia, by including them in your application or adding them at a later stage.
Enrolment in courses or study programmes
If you have any questions or need help finding and enrolling in the course or study programme, preparing your application and accompanying visa documentation, or consulting about your options, feel free to contact us.
We have partnerships with many educational institutions in Australia.
Besides our migration agent and education agent who works from overseas, at this moment, we also have an office in Brisbane an education agent who works from Brisbane in Australia.
Popularity of studies in Australia
More and more people are choosing to apply for a student Visa for Australia. This isn't surprising when you consider that 8 out of 100 top universities in the world are Australian. With its 1,100 institutions that offer around 22,000 courses, Australia is the 3rd most popular international student destination.
As of December 2014, visas for Australia are issued electronically and are linked to your passport, which means you will not get a label in the passport.
Before applying for a Student visa for Australia, it is mandatory to provide the COE (Confirmation of Enrolment) that certifies your enrollment in a course.
How much does the student Visa for Australia cost?
The student visa for Australia application costs are currently AUD$575, whether you are in Australia or outside when applying. Please, note that the cost of your visa application will be higher if your eligible family members accompany you to Australia.
Keep in mind that the above mentioned costs do not include other costs you might also have to cover such as health examination, various certificates and other documents, as well as services of the registered migration agent.
If you need to extend the student visa to continue your studies, you can request a visa extension in order to get another Student visa. Student visa extension fees are also AUD$575, but this amount may be higher depending on how many times and from where you apply for a student visa for Australia.
How long does the student visa for Australia take to get?
The student visa for Australia processing times vary from 7 to 86 days.
This type of visa can be associated with different study courses and sectors such as:
- linguistics (General English Course, IELTS and Cambridge preparation, etc.);
- professional (VET courses, Vocational Education & Training);
- university (Bachelor degree, Master and PhD) etc.
Depending on a study sector you choose, your Student visa’s processing time may vary. Below you may find a table showing the processing time for visa applications depending on the selected study sector.
|Study sector||Processing time||Processing time|
|Foreign Affairs or Defence Sector||75% of applications are processed in 16 days||90% of applications are processed in 30 days|
|Postgraduate Research Sector||75% of applications in 51 days||90% of applications in 86 days|
|Non-Award Sector||75% of applications in 7 days||79% of applications in 22 days|
|School Sector||75% of applications in 35 days||90% of applications in 64 days|
|Independent ELICOS Sector||75% of applications in 23 days||90% of applications in 46 days|
|Vocational Education and Training Sector||75% of applications in 45 days||90% of applications in 56 days|
|Higher Education Sector||75% of applications in 42 days||90% of applications in 48 days|
In order to avoid longer application process, make sure to prepare all requested documents and information.
How long can you stay?
The student Visa for Australia allows you to stay in Australia for the entire period in which you are enrolled in the course or until the date your visa is granted. Since it is a temporary visa, the grant period depends on the type of course and its length.
You can extend it more than once, but always related with a particular course.
Studying in Australia with a visitor visa
Do you know that you can study in Australia with a visitor visa? Visitor visas for Australia entitle visa holders to study.
For more information, feel free to contact us.
Consultation for an student visa for Australia
We provide various services, among others, consultations for Australian visas.
If you want to work on your student visa application for Australia or any other Australian visa by yourself, and you want to keep the costs as low as possible, but you still need professional help, then the consultation is your best option.
During consultations we can answer all your questions, check all your documentation, we can advise you to attach additional documentation, if necessary, and review your application.
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