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Every year Australia welcomes an impressive number of overseas students and offers them a world-class education. Australia is home to a few top universities like the University of Melbourne, Notre Dame, and more.

If you are willing to gain the best education from one of the top-rated Australian universities, colleges, or schools, it's time to get your Australia student visa.

To pursue a full-time study program in Australia as an international student, you must get a student visa subclass 500. With this visa, you can live and study in Australia and travel in and out until the validity period. Moreover, as a student visa holder, you can work up to 40 hours every 2-week.

But it is a temporary study permit with a validity period of up to 5 years. While the total staying period majorly depends upon the length and type of your study program.

Eligibility Requirements for Australia Student Visa Subclass 500

To apply for a student visa, you must meet the eligibility criteria mentioned below:

  • You must get enrollment evidence in a full-time course called Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) while applying outside Australia.
  • You must meet language requirements for English and obtain at least a competent level
  • You and your family members (accompanying) must have health insurance for the entire stay duration in Australia
  • You must have enough proof of funds for the whole stay to pay your tuition fee, living expenses, and return expenses
  • You must prove true intention to return to your home country upon course completion
  • You must meet Australia's character and health requirements
  • If you are 18 years or above, then signing an "Australian Values Statement" is a must to confirm that you'll obey the laws and way of life in Australia
  • You must ensure that your visa was never cancelled earlier or that your visa application was not refused before applying

How to apply for Australia Student Visa Subclass 500?

To apply, you may follow a stepwise process mentioned below:

Step 1: Take admission

You must first understand your goals and requirements and look for the best college or university in Australia before applying for Australia Student Visa.

You should consider the location, course type, duration, fee structure, etc. Once you decide upon the course and college, you have to apply for online admission by submitting an application form and your educational documents and English language Proficiency proof.

You may also need to attend an interview conducted by college authorities before getting an offer letter for a few courses.

Step 2: Proof of Financial Support

Once you get an offer letter from college, you have to show enough funds to prove that you can manage your tuition fee, travel, and living expenses.

Step 3: Pay the required fee and obtain Confirmation of Enrolment

Once the college approves your funds, you must pay the tuition fees for six months, along with ELICOS (if required) and OSHC (Overseas Student Health Cover) costs. After accepting the offer letter and paying the fees, the college will issue you a COE via email.

It is a confirmation letter stating that you can enrol as an international student in a course and start the student visa process. This document has the course start date, total fees, and duration.

Step 4: Undertake the Medical Exam

The next step is to undergo a proper medical examination by an approved doctor under the Australian Immigration authority.

Step 5: Visa Process

You must lodge your student visa application online, for which you have to create an Immi account. Here, you are required to complete an application form and upload supporting documents, including:

  • Statement of Purpose
  • COE
  • IELTS result copy
  • Valid passport copy
  • Educational records
  • Work experience letters
  • Photograph
  • ID proof
  • Proof of funds documents

*Please note you must pay visa application charges along with your application and documents via your valid credit or debit card.

You may quickly get a study visa in Australia from the Philippines by correctly understanding the requirements and following the Australian Student visa process mentioned above.

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