Study in Australia: Top 10 Student Visa Questions You Might Face

Apr 28, 2021

Pursuing an Australian education is a dream for many that is often realised. While the processes are fairly straightforward and fair, some may face obstacles along the way. Applying for an Australian visa requires you to keep a lot of items in check. We have listed some in this article to get you prepared for the long road ahead.

Here is a quick check of 10 student visa FAQs:

1. Do you require a confirmation from the university first and what is GTE?

This is the most integral step of the way. Australian immigration authorities are required to check the admission documents and verify them at the earliest. GTE stands for Genuine Temporary Entrant and it is an application you must submit to the Australian immigration officers describing your intent and purpose of visiting Australia.

2. Is the physical application of a Visa required?


It is important to visit the visa application centre in your city and submit all the documents to support your candidature. The documents along with your biometrics are an important part of the procedure.

3. What are the different types of a student visa?

Australian Student Visa-subclass 500 and Student Guardian Visa-subclass 590 are the two different types of visas. Subclass 500 is used when you want to pursue your education in the country and subclass 590 allows you to stay in the country while your age is below 18 years.

4. Do I need to submit financial documents?

An important part of the application includes specific details about the finances available on the student’s paying account, this would cover everything from university fees, travel expenses to your food and living expenses, all of these details is a must to get your student visa confirmed.

5. Do I need to be proficient in the English language?

While there is an underlying basic IELTS/PTE score requirement, this further depends on the course and university you have chosen to enrol in. If your overall score is anywhere between 50 to 64 (IELTS equivalent above 6.0), you are likely to benefit and get yourself enrolled.

6. Can my family accompany me?

Surely, once you submit the valid documents that prove you can support each one of your dependents taking them along would be acceptable.

7. Am I allowed to take up a job?

You’re allowed to work only 20 hours a week during your course. However, during the summer breaks, students are allowed full-time work.

8. Am I allowed to stay in the country after completion of the course for internships/jobs?

Students are allowed to stay till the completion of the course as a part of the initial visa application. However, there is a provision for temporary residence based on the duration and level of your initial degree course. For instance, a 2-year course may entail a 2-year temporary work visa.

9. What are the benefits for international students?

The lifestyle, exposure and quality of learning in Australia are to be reckoned with. Australia’s strict educational standards allow only for the best of universities and colleges to function. This means even the lower costing colleges and universities are required to meet a certain standard of performance.

10. Who can I ask for help in my visa application process?

An expert guidance is much needed all along the way and with proper consultation from the right team of immigration and education consultants, your visa will be fairly easy to acquire in time without many obstacles The registered education and migration agents like PFEC Global are capable and trained in handling various visa-related issues.

Please reach out to us at 01730785457 or 096 09 800 300 for more details.

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