To study in Australia, it is necessary for you to obtain an Australian student visa first. For which student will need to fill out a visa application form, pay a student visa Australia cost of 620 AUD (34,311 INR), and attend an interview. Prior to applying for a visa, you must receive a Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) or a Letter of Offer confirming acceptance into a program on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions of Courses.

You must apply for a subclass of visa depending on your age, type of program, and duration of stay. In most situations, international students studying in Australia should apply for the Australia Student Visa Subclass 500, regardless of their field of study.

Australian Student Visa (Subclass 500)

The student subclass 500 visa became available in July 2016. The visa is valid for the period of your course of study and allows you to stay for five years after you enroll. Australia’s typical visa application fee is 620 AUD (34,311 INR). The option to bring a family member to Australia, enroll in a qualifying course of study, and apply for the program of choice online in or outside of Australia are some of the perks of obtaining this student visa.

In order to obtain a subclass 500 student visa, international students must meet the following requirements:

  • In Australia, you need to enroll in a full-time on-campus program.
  • You must have OSHC (Overseas Student Health Cover) or be a member of one of the excluded groups.
  • A minimum of six years of age is required to participate.
  • You must present proof of a welfare agreement if you are under the age of 18.

Australia Student Visa Fees

The Student Visa (Subclass 500) currently costs AU$575. You must obtain Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for yourself and any accompanying family members as part of your visa application, and it must be valid for the duration of your stay.

Students from around the world must pay visa costs according to the following categories:

Visa subclassBase application feeAdditional applicant fees if 18 years or aboveAdditional applicant fees if less than 18 yearsThe subsequent temporary application fee
Student visa (subclass 500)AUD $630AUD $460AUD $150AUD $700
Student visa (subclass 500) (subsequent entrant)AUD $620AUD $460AUD $150AUD $700
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To conclude, it can be said that for obtaining a study visa for Australia, you need to make sure that you tick off each and every minute detail for eligibility and requirements. Consider your student visa application as one of the most important aspects of your ticket to study in Australia. Fulfillment of all parameters and focusing on the correctness of the documents will enhance your chances of receiving the awaited documents.

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