Student Visas & Residence Permits in Australia
In order to travel to Australia to study, international students are required to obtain a student visa. The specific process of acquiring this visa depends on the student’s country of origin, but there are also several general requirements.
International students must be enrolled in a full-time education course which is accredited by the Australian government. All students must also prove that they have health insurance coverage. It may be necessary not only to confirm enrollment, but also to pay tuition fees before receiving a student visa. Other visa conditions may apply for students upon entering Australia.
A successful student visa application will be awarded with a Multiple Entry Visa, allowing students to travel to and from Australia within the period for which the visa has been granted (depending on the duration of the education course).
For more specific information on the process of attaining a student visa to Australia, refer to your home country’s Australian Embassy. International students who hold a student visa do not require a separate work permit while studying. This is because, while studying, they are allowed to work up to 40 hours per 2 weeks and full-time during vacation periods. An application fee of AUD$550.