Want to come to Australia to study at uni or to learn English? Confused about the 7 different Study visa and the 4 Assessment levels? I have got all the basics covered right here - keep reading to find out more!
When it comes to Student or Study visas for Australia it is no easy task to find out which is correct for you and what it entitles you to. In fact there are 7 different Study visas types and they are then divided into 4 different 'Assessment Levels' depending on what country you come from.
This page deals with people from an Assessment Level 1 country AND who are interested in either the Higher Education (Subclass 573), which is 'Study at University/College' or the ELICOS (Subclass 570), which is 'Study English in Australia.
If you come from an Assessment Level 2 - 4 country, or want information on the Schools (Subclass 571) - Study at a Primary or Secondary school level, the VET (Subclass 572) - Work Place Training, the Postgraduate Research (Subclass 574), the Non Award (Subclass 575), or AusAID/Defence (Subclass 576) visas, you can find the appropriate links at the bottom of the page.
If you have any questions don't forget to Check out the Student and Study Visa Forum for more details.
If you want to study a Bachelor degree, associate degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, Masters by coursework, Higher Education diploma, or a Higher Education advanced diploma at an Australian University, AND are applying for your first student visa, renewing an existing student visa, or applying to join a family member who is already in Australia on a student visa, AND come from one of the below Assessment Level 1 countries then this is the visa for you!
Basically it entitles you to:
So that's the Australian Higher Education (Subclass 573) visa at a very quick glance. However, there are lots of other details involved with it, for example:
You also have to meet several other criteria to be considered eligible for this visa, see below for more details.
|Expenses||Per Person||Amount required in AUD|
|Travel||Yourself||Return air fare to your country|
|Family members||One return air fare from Australia per person|
|Children aged 5-18||$8,000 AUD per year|
|Living||Yourself||$18,000 AUD per year|
|Partner||$6,300 AUD per year|
|First child||$3,600 AUD per year|
|Each other child||$2,700 AUD per year|
So that's the Australian Higher Education (Subclass 573) visa at a quick glance. There are many more fine details (i.e. if you are paying rent/board at an official university campus styled accommodation you can subtract those costs from the amount of living expenses you have to prove you have as outlined in point 2 above), and there are some changes being made to this visa that are expected to take up to the year 2013 to complete.
As such you should treat the above as a guide only and check the official Australian Government Visa website for more details before applying for it. At the time of writing this, an application costs $565 AUD.
If you don't come from a Assessment Level 1 country and want to find out details about your requirements, just click click here to find more details.
This is for international students who want to study English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) in Australia, and is basically exactly the same as the Higher Education (Subclass 573) visa listed above, with the exceptions:
Also, the Assessment Level 1 countries differ a little from the above visa. See below for eligible countries.
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Once again, you should check the official Australian Government Visa website for more details before applying for it. At the time of writing this, an application costs $565 AUD.
If you don't come from a Assessment Level 1 country and want to find out details about your requirements, just click the link above to find more details.
Thousands of students study abroad each and every year in Australia, and you can as well. So go on, live the dream and get your visa application submitted!
If you have any questions don't forget that you can ask on my friendly Student and Study Visa Forum for more details.
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