Apply for a Student Visa for Australia From India
World class education
Australia is a popular destination for Indian students. Not only does it offer widely recognised qualifications, but you can also be sure you’re education facilities will be world class.
Australia is safe and multi-cultural
Cities such as Perth and Brisbane offer a wide variety of courses as well as a multicultural student population, making it a comfortable environment for international students to learn in.
If you wish to study in Australia, you will require a Student Visa (subclass 500)
Student Guardian visa
Student’s guardians can also apply Student Guardian visa (subclass 590).
If you are a family member of an existing student visa holder you need to apply for a
subclass 500 visa if you wish to join a family member who holds a student visa.
Talk to a Australian registered migration
You can find further information on this at http://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/Trav/Stud
or speak to a registered migration agent who can assist you through the process.
Similarly can find out more information at: http://india.embassy.gov.au/ndli/studep-checklist.html, you can also find more information about visa processing times here.
What documents to provide
it’s important to make sure all your paperwork is in order as a list of evidentiary documents will be required to prove your eligibility for a student visa for Australia. It is a good idea to provide a comprehensive list to support your visa application when you lodge it.
Australian visa Check list
Using the checklist list on the Indian Embassy website you can simply enter your country of passport and education provider which will give you an accurate document list, or again an Australian migration agent will also clarify this for you.
One of the requirements may be to provide evidence of financial capacity – this may include course fees, travel, living expenses for yourself and any accompanying family members. In this case, it may be useful to provide a summary of these expenses with your visa application.
Check list Tool
If the Document Checklist Tool on the Embassy website shows that you need to provide evidence of financial capacity, you will need to provide:
Evidence that you have sufficient funds to cover you for 12 months – including your tuition fees. For those that have family or any dependents accompanying them you will also need to show evidence that you can support 5em during your study time in Australia.
Or you may be required to show that you will be supported by a spouse or parent and that their annual income is in line with the requirements of your visa.
Other things you may need are:
- an Acceptance Advice of Secondary Exchange Students form for secondary exchange students only
- letter of support from Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade or Department of Defence.
- You can find out more about this at http://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/Trav/Stud/More/Student-Visa-Living-Costs-and-Evidence-of-Funds.
- The financial records that are taken into consideration for judging your eligibility for a student visa for Australia are:
- Specified Annual Income
- Loans from financial institutions
- Monetary deposits held with financial institutions
- Evidence of Annual Income Option
- For the purpose of the annual income option, evidence of income must be provided in the form of government documentation issued by the central government.
Income Tax Returns issued by the Income Tax Department are also acceptable for Indian Nationals.
A loan from an acceptable financial institution is also adequate to proving your financial suitability. If you have an education loan from an appropriate financial institution you could include an approval/confirmation letter to sustain this.
All financial documents referring to loans should include the security to which you have obtained the loan as well as any other relevant details.
Financial eligibility will be monitored
Should your country of origin be India, Nepal, Bangladesh or Bhutan, The Department of Home Affairs will monitor your financial eligibility.
Financial institutions that qualify with regard to your loan include a corporate body that regularly provides this service – such as a bank. You can find out more about student loans at: http://india.embassy.gov.au/ndli/vm_studyloans.html
Should you require further information about applying for a student visa for Australia from India, speak to a registered migration agent as they will be able to assist you through the process from start to finish.