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Student Visa

If you are planning to pursue higher education in Australia then you can apply for a student visa in different courses including a bachelor degree, associate degree, master degree, diploma, and graduate diploma. A course should be registered under the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) for getting a student visa and migrating to Australia for higher studies. Once you get the confirmation of your enrolment for your registered course, you will be eligible to apply for the Student Visa Subclass 500. With a student visa 500 in Australia:

  • Depending on the course duration you are registered for, you are allowed to live in Australia on Temporary resident.
  • You can enrol in a full-time course registered under CRICOS.
  • You are allowed to work part-time during your studies in Australia.
  • You are allowed to travel to and from Australia during the course of your visa validity.
  • You can also bring your partner to Australia with a student dependent. This is also termed as student visa subsequent entrant for the family members to join the primary subclass 500 visa holders.
  • You can also take part in additional professional courses and internship programs to improve your knowledge and skills.

English Language Requirement for Australian Visa Subclass 500

If you are applying for a student visa subclass 500, you must qualify and achieve a minimum score in any of the following English language tests:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • TOEFL internet-based test
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English)
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)
  • Occupational English Test

Also, you must have taken any of the above English Language tests in the 2 years before (not earlier than that) you apply for a visa subclass 500. The table below shows the minimum score and rank you must achieve in respected English language tests to meet the student visa requirement.

English language test providers Minimum score Minimum score and at least 10 weeks English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) Minimum score and at least 20 weeks ELICOS
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 5.5 5 4.5
TOEFL internet-based test 46 35 32
Cambridge English: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English) 162 154 147
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) 42 36 30
Occupational English Test B for each test component N/A N/A

You can contact any authority or our certified education counsellor to get more information about English language test criteria, the minimum score for different categories, and age restriction.

To avail of the facilities and benefits of the student visa 500, while staying in the country, every international student needs to follow certain rules and regulations such as age-restrictions, welfare arrangements, health examination & insurance, no previous cancellation, or refusal, and many more. You can contact us for free consultation services to know more about all rules and regulations for the eligibility of the Australian student visa.

Student Visa Subclass 500 Eligibility Criteria Checklist

To get your student visa approval process in time, you must go through the Australia student visa 500 checklist before applying for it.

  • An applicant needs to provide Confirmation of Enrollment (CoE) Certificate for each of the courses applied.
  • An applicant must fulfill the minimum age criteria for applying for a student visa. If he/she is applying as a school student, the applicant must be 6 years or older before the application submission.
  • A student with a visa subclass 500 is allowed to live in Australia and this can change according to the course duration.
  • A student must have an OSHC or Overseas Student Health Insurance Cover from an approved Australian insurance company.
  • An applicant must qualify and fulfill the minimum score criteria in any of the recognized English language test as mentioned above.
  • You also need to show financial documents which demonstrate that you must have enough money to pay you cost of living, course fees and travel expense for your stay in Australia.

Processing and approval time of your student visa subclass 500 can depend on many factors including the course you opt for. It can take from a few days to a few months processing time before getting approval for your student visa. Contact us for more details and book your free consultation with our certified counsellors now.

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