Australia Study Visa

Steps required for Australia student visa

Step 1

Before you apply

Outside Australia - Apply for your visa at least 6 weeks before your course starts.

In Australia - Allow plenty of time to apply for your next visa, avoid waiting to the last day your current substantive visa expires in case of unexpected complications, as we may not always be able to help you.

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Step 2

Gather your documents

To see what you will need to provide evidence of, use the Document Checklist Tool. Before you use this tool please read the disclaimerEnter your country of passport and education provider to get an accurate document checklist. Choose the option 'I have not decided on a provider yet' in the tool if you have not yet chosen a provider.

The tool will tell you what you will need to provide evidence of. If the tool says you need to provide evidence of a certain thing, select 'Show steps' to see what kind of evidence we might accept.

Re-check the document checklist based on the country of passport and education provider just before you submit your application to be sure you have the most current list. The Document Checklist Tool is updated twice a year on 31 March and 30 September. 

Step 3

Apply for the visa

You must apply for this visa online. You can be in or outside Australia when you apply.

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Step 4

After you apply

See what you can and must do after you apply.

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Step 5

Visa outcome

We will let you know in writing our decision about your visa application. We will tell you:

  • your visa grant number
  • the date your visa expires
  • your visa conditions

Keep a copy of the decision with you when in Australia.

If we refuse your visa we will let you know in writing. We will tell you why we refused and whether you have a right to a review of the decision.

We will not refund the application charge if we refuse your application.

what are documents required for Australia Study Visa

When you will apply for your student visa for Australia, you’ll need following: 


  • Proof of enrollment (your electronic confirmation of enrollment)
  • Valid passport of student
  • Your visa application fee
  • (GTE) statement 
  • Justification of educational & work experience 
  • English proficiency skills/ tests (such as IELTS test scores) 
  • Statement of monetary ability (tuition fees, living expenses, expenses for dependents, return airfare)
  • Details of your insurance (Overseas Student Health Cover) 
  • Statement of purpose (SOP)
  • Passport-sized photographs 

If you’re under 18 years aged , you’ll also got to provide additional documents like parental consent.


*note- these are the essential requirements, speak with our expert counsellor for an in depth list of documents required for visa processing.

What is a Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE)?

Introduced in November 2011, the real Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirement says that the visa applicant must be ready to demonstrate a real intention to remain in Australia .

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