Requirement 1: Obtain the student visa
El student visa (subclass 500) is a document with which you can combine your studies in Australia with a part-time job. It can be said that this is the most important requirement to be able to study for more than three months in Australia.
What will you need to obtain the student visa?
In turn, to obtain the student visa you also need to meet some minimum requirements:
- Have Passport with a minimum validity of 6 months.
- Be enrolled in an approved course by the Australian Government and present the COE code (Confirmation Of Enrolment).
- Pay the student visa fees ($ 620 AUD).
- Hire the compulsory health insurance OSHC (we tell you more about this a few lines below).
- Write a GTE letter (Genuine Temporary Entrant). It is undoubtedly the document that revolves around your application, the Holy Grail of the adventurers that come to Australia. It is a letter of intent in which you must argue the reasons why you want to study here.
Depending on the nationality with which you apply for a student visa, the Australian Government Immigration Department may ask you for certain additional requirements. Nothing unusual, normal. For example:
- Demonstrate that you are at the top of your health by presenting a medical exam.
- A certificate of police records.
- Prove that you have economic funds and solvency enough to finance your stay in Australia.
As you can see, the documents may vary according to your student profile and your nationality. But don't worry about it, really: that's what we're here for.
At all times you will have the help of your Dingoos Guide and our team of Educational Dingoos Agents, authentic specialists in process student visas. They will ask you for the documents they need to process your application at each moment of the process.
What you will NOT need to obtain the student visa
And there goes the best part: breathe easy, because there are a couple of things that perhaps worried you but are not necessary for process your student visa:
- You can apply for the visa without having an English degree: here you come to learn, among many other things.
- You can request it without age limit. It does not matter if you are 20, 40, 60 or 120 years old (if you are 120 years old, by the way, tell us how you got there, please).