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Student Visa Subclass 500

International students who want to travel to Australia to pursue their education may apply for Student Visa Subclass 500. This visa allows to study a full-time course at a registered Australian institution, to live in Australia until the course completes or for up to 5 years and work for up to 20 hours a week. The Subclass 500 Visa also allows the guardians to stay with the international student in Australia by applying for the Student Guardian visa (subclass 590).

An individual can apply for Student Visa Subclass 500 if only mentioned below is applicable to him/her:

  • You have secured admission in the registered Australian institute along with the confirmation of enrolment
  • You have made suitable arrangements for stay in Australia if under 18 years of age

The international students are allowed to study a full-time course in Australia at a CRICOS (Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students) registered institute. This student visa 500 also lets the eligible family members to join you in Australia. Anyone with a valid student visa in Australia can work for up to 40 hours per fortnight while the course is underway and unlimited number of hours during designated course breaks. If you are pursuing a master’s degree in research or doctoral degree, you wouldn’t have any work restrictions.

An applicant who meets the following requirements is entitled to Student Visa 500

  • Is at least 6 years of age or older
  • Have secured a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) from a CRICOS registered education provider in Australia.
  • Has registered with Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) that is responsible for all your medical solutions while your stay in Australia.
  • Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) is another critical aspect you must scale through to secure a student visa in Australia.
  • Depending on the country you originate from, you must prove a certain proficiency in the English language by securing a satisfactory test score in any approved English language test such as IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, etc.
  • S/he must fulfill minimum financial requirements (not necessary for a few nationalities) that covers all the costs necessary for studying in Australia.
  • You must meet certain health requirements by undergoing a health examination from a registered health practitioner (if applicable).

FAQ’s of Student Visa Subclass 500

What is the highlight of this visa 500?

This visa permits you to stay and study in Australia to pursue a full-time course in a recognized educational institution.

What is the validity of subclass 500 visa?

Subclass 500 visa allows you to stay in Australia for the duration of your studies, for up to 5 years. Generally, the visa of any international student is approved for the duration of their studies in addition to 2 months or so. However, the Research students that have applied for PhD or those that are pursuing Masters will receive an additional 6 months.

What are the other important rules attached to Australian Subclass 500 Visa?

In Australia, while on Student Visa one needs to remember some key aspects, such as it is important to maintain your enrolment in an approved course, by maintaining your study requirements. It is important for you to know that you will not be allowed to swap for a lower course in Australia. However, if you are planning to swap for a higher-level course, then you may. Also, one must comply with the conditions mentioned on the student visa grant about working hours.

How long will my English language test be valid for student visa application?

The language test remains valid for 2 years and you must apply for the Student Visa 500 within the time frame.

What are the applicable DHA fees?

The application fees starts from AUD 575 onwards.

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