500 Student Visa

Undertake studies in Australia as an International Student

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Student Visa

(Subclass 500)

Discover boundless educational opportunities in Australia with the Subclass 500 Student Visa.

This visa allows you to engage in an approved course of study while enjoying the flexibility of travelling in and out of the country.

Additionally, you can work up to 48 hours per fortnight during your study sessions, offering a balanced approach to education and employment.

Requirements for a Student Visa

In order to be eligible for a Student visa, applicants must first be enrolled in a CRICOS-registered course of study.

In addition to health and character requirements, applicants must also:

  • be 6 years of age or older
  • have adequate welfare arrangements for students under 18 years of age
  • meet English language requirements
  • demonstrate that they are a Genuine Student by setting out their reasons for study and how this will benefit them in future
  • hold Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) (or fall in one of the exemption categories)
  • evidence financial capacity to cover tuition, living, and travel costs

Applicants in Australia must hold an eligible visa in order to apply while onshore. It is not possible to lodge a Student visa application in Australia while holding a Visitor visa, Transit visa, Maritime Crew visa, or a Graduate visa.

Existing Student visa holders applying for another Student visa while in Australia must clearly demonstrate course progression to be considered for a further visa.


How Long Can I Stay On a 500 Visa?

Up to 5 years, though visas are generally granted for a period in line with your course enrolment information.

What Is The Cost Of A 500 Visa?

From AUD710.00, unless exempt.

What Are My Options Once I Finish My Studies?

There may be a Graduate visa option available, as well as options for Skilled Migration. We suggest discussing your eligibility and potential strategies with one of our Registered Migration Agents.