More Information for Students

Genuine Temporary Entrant

The genuine temporary entrant requirement (GTE) is an integrity measure to ensure that the Student visa Programme is used as intended and not used by international students as a way of maintaining de facto permanent residency in Australia.

Bringing Family

Find out if you can bring your family members with you to Australia.

Changing Courses or Education Providers

Find out how to change to a new course or new education provider.

Course Packaging

More information on how course packaging works.

Education Provider's Approval to Deliver Courses is Removed

Information for students who are affected by the deregistration or closure of an Education Provider.

Extending Your Stay

Find out how to extend your stay in Australia for further study, graduation, a holiday, work or permanent residence.

Health Insurance for Students

Health insurance can be provided by obtaining Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) which provides medical and hospital insurance.

Key Issues Impacting on Student Visas

Information about issues impacting on Student visas in the next 12 months.

Qualifying Visas for Student Visa Applications Lodged in Australia

People who are applying for Student visas in Australia must either be the current holder of a qualifying visa or have held a certain visa no more than 28 days prior to lodging your application.

Standard Processing Times for Student Visas

Information on standard processing times for Student visas in and outside Australia.

Students and the Skilled Migration Program

Information for students about the skilled migration program.

Student Visa English Language Requirements

Information for students regarding the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and other specified English language tests for Student visa purposes.

Student Visa Living Costs and Evidence of Funds

International students are required to demonstrate and have genuine access to sufficient funds to be granted a Student visa.

Studying in Australia

Austrade maintains a website entitled Study in Australia, which provides information for international students studying and living in Australia, including scholarship programs and other international student matters.

Visa Application Document Checklists

These checklists will assist you with completing your Student visa application.

Visa Conditions for Student Visa Holders

Find out about the conditions that apply to you and your family members' visas.

Working While Studying

Find out if you and your family members can work in Australia.