In order to study in Australia, you need to have a study visa. Also, there are many requirements you need to fulfil. You must justify the study type you will pursue in Australia while filling out the application form for study visa.

Study Program Average tuition fees in AUD$
Undergraduate bachelor degree 200,000- 45,000
Postgraduate bachelor degree 22,000- 50,000
Doctoral degree 18,000- 42,000
Vocational Education and training 4,000-22,000
English language studies 300 per week


Australian universities have diverse deadlines for application. However, the two general timelines are broadly applicable:

Intake 1: Semester 1 – this intake commences in February and is the major intake for students.

Intake 2: Semester 2 – this intake commences in July.

Student Applicant:

  • Students must be over 18 years of age.
  • International students in Australia staying on a valid student visa can work for up to 20 hours per week.
  • An exception is, working as an academic assistant. There is no limit on the number of days’ academic assistants may work.
  • They are not allowed to be self-employed or work as freelancers.

English language requirements:

The student must be proficient in English. To fulfil this requirement, the individual must have appeared for an IELTS or PTE exam. The band score is then added to the study visa application.

Student visa (subclass 500)

The student visa is called subclass 500.

Visa subclass Base application charge Additional applicant charges if 18 years or above Additional applicant charges if less than 18 years The subsequent temporary application charge
Student visa(subclass 500) AUD $630 AUD $460 AUD $150 AUD $700
Student visa (subclass 500 subsequent errant) AUD $620 AUD $460 AUD $150 AUD $700
Student visa (subclass 500)- foreign affairs or defence sector Nil nil Nil nil
Student visa (subclass 500)- Postgraduate research sector AUD $620 nil nil nil

By student visa (subclass 500):

  • You can enrol in yourself in an Australian University:

To apply for study visa, you must be enrolled in a Australian university. The Australian university would send you an offer letter. This offer letter would be documented in visa application form in order to prove your enrolment.

  • A family member can accompany you to Australia by applying for a dependent visa:

A family member can apply for dependent visa which allows the person to travel to Australia with the main applicant.

  • Easy for students to apply:

It is the most basic and easy procedure for students to migrate to Australia. All they need to do is to get admission in an Australian institution and cover all the requirements, documents and expenses.

  • Minimum validity is for 5 years:

With the study visa, you can get a minimum validity to stay in Australia for about 5 years. Meanwhile, you can work for about 20 hours

Before you apply for student visa:

  • You should be enrolled in an Australian university
  • Make sure you have all the needed documents.
  • Take a medical health check-up.
  • You must be able to cover the health, living and college expenses

Documents required for an Australian student visa

When applying for your student visa to study in Australia, you will generally need:

  • Proof of enrolment (your electronic confirmation of enrolment eCOE)
  • A valid passport
  • Your visa application fee
  • Your Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) statement
  • Academic and work experience documents
  • Evidence of your English proficiency skills (such as IELTS test scores)
  • Evidence of financial ability (tuition fees, living expenses, expenses for dependents, return airfare)
  • Details of your health insurance policy (OSHC)
  • Passport-sized photographs

If you are under 18 years of age, you will also need to provide additional documents such as parental consent.

Post- study work stream:

This is a temporary visa for international students who have recently graduated with a degree from an Australian institution. It lets you live, work and study in Australia, temporarily.

You can stay in Australia for about 2-4 years after you complete your studies. You can study, work or travel during this period.


“Sunland education and immigration consultants” provide you the services to grasp the opportunity to apply for study visa, as well as get you trained for the IELTS exam and required interviews. It also has a successful rate in the past.


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