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Student visa (subclass 500)

Everything you need to know about the visa for studying in Australia

The student visa (subclass 500) allows you to remain in Australia for up to five years for the purpose of full-time study at an educational institution. 

Who is eligible for the student visa (subclass 500)?

To be eligible to apply for the student visa (subclass 500), you must have received a full-time study offer from an Australian education institution. You will be asked to provide your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) in your application. View all the enrolment requirements from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.  

Can I apply for a student visa (subclass 500) if I am under 18?

If you are under the age of 18, you will be asked to demonstrate that you have welfare and financial arrangements for the duration of your study. View all the financial requirements from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Will I need to do an IELTS for my student visa (subclass 500)?

You may require evidence of English as part of your visa application. IELTS is an official English language test provider if you require a test score. As IDP is the co-owner of the IELTS test, you can take an IELTS test at any one of our Australian IELTS test centres.  

Do I need OSHC for my student visa (subclass 500)? 

As part of the application, you must have student health insurance, which IDP can also assist you with. Contact us now to discuss your options.

View all the complete list of enrolment requirements from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.  

How to apply for a student visa (subclass 500)

Applications for the student visa (subclass 500) can be made online at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. Have all you documents ready to complete the application and payment to ensure you visa application is valid. 

Estimated fees and processing time

The cost of applying for the student visa (subclass 500) starts from AUD560.00. The processing time will depend on your study sector. The estimated processing time for all student visas can be viewed here.   

Checklist

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has a complete checklist list of everything you will require when applying for the student visa (subclass 500). We recommend that you read this information and contact us for assistance in your application.  

How IDP can help

IDP offers a array of services designed to take the stress and confusion out of the process of applying for a visa in Australia. Whether you prefer to manage your own application and just need some friendly advice or whether you need comprehensive migration advice and application assistance, IDP has the right level of help for you. Whatever your situation, we can help.

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