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Student Visa

Student Visa (Subclass 500)

With this visa you can

  • participate in an eligible course of study in Australia
  • travel in and out of Australia
  • work up to 40 hours every 2-week period once your course starts

How long you can stay

This is a temporary visa to study up to 5 years. The type of course and its length will determine the length of stay

Primary school children enrolled in years 1-4 will generally only be granted a student visa for a maximum period of 3 years.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be a certain age ( school student)
  • Be enrolled in a course of study and provide evidence
  • Make welfare arrangements if you are under 18 years
  • Meet English language requirements
  • Have adequate health insurance
  • Have this visa if applying while in Australia
  • Have enough money for your stay
  • Be a genuine temporary entrant
  • Meet the character requirement
  • Meet the health requirement
  • Sign the Australian values statement
  • Not have had a visa cancelled or a previous application refused
  • Best interests of the child
  • Have paid back your debt to the Australian Government

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