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June 24, 2021

Student Visa (Subclass 500) – A Brief

Student Visa (Subclass 500) -Australia

Subclass 500 Student Visa allows any student to study different full-time courses including Higher Education, Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS), admission in primary or secondary school, and postgraduate research degrees in a recognized education institution.

Visa Eligibility Criteria

  • Enrollment in a registered course of study:

Applicants need to enroll in a course of study, which is registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

  • Financial capacity:

Applicants must have legal evidence of their financial capacity that shows they are eligible to pay their course fees and living costs for all applicants of the visa.

  • English proficiency:

It is mandatory to provide evidence of English language skills with the visa application or when asked by an officer otherwise the visa may be refused.

  • Closely controlled welfare arrangements for all the students under the age of 18:

Students under 18 years of age should have evidence of organized welfare arrangements to stay in Australia.

  • Accompanying Family Members:

Applicants and their family members can make a combined request in the student visa application or they can apply to join them later. It is essential to have the necessary funds on hand to support the accompanying family members living in Australia and also for those after the grant of the student visa (such as newborn babies).

  • Genuine Temporary Entrant requirement:

Applicants will need to provide documents and a Statement of Purpose to satisfy the department that the applicant intends to use the visa for the projected purpose and not as a means to stay in Australia.

  • Health and character:
    Applicants need to undergo health examinations as a part of the visa application process.  Also, the applicants are required to answer some character-related questions that will be used to assess their character.
  • Overseas student health cover:

Applicants are required to obtain Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC) for the entire duration of their purposed course. The OSHC normally starts 1 -2 weeks prior to the course start       date and ends 2 months after the course end date for Visa Requirements.

What you can do with this visa?

You can get the below-mentioned advantages with this VISA.

  • You can study full-time in a recognized institution in Australia.
  • You can bring your family members under limited circumstances.
  • You and your family members will be given work rights depending on the level of your course type.
  • Your partner (if found eligible) can also study in Australia for three months.

Get in touch with our consultants today and get yourself enrolled in one of the well-acclaimed education institutions of Australia.

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