Student Visa

Subclass 500

Visit Australia to participate in a course of study

About this visa

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01. Cost

From AUD620, unless exempt.

You might also have to pay other costs for health checks, police certificates and biometrics

02. Stay

Up to 5 years and in line with your enrolment.

03. You must

  • be enrolled in a course of study in Australia
  • hold Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), or fall in one of the exemption categories
  • must be 6 years or older
  • prove you have a welfare arrangement, if you are under 18
  • If in Australia hold an eligible substantive visa. See, ‘Have this Visa if applying while in Australia” in Eligibility Tab.

About this visa

  • 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

Higher Education Sector

      • 75% of applications in 83 days
      • 90% of applications in 4 months

Your application can take longer to process if:

  • you do not fill it in correctly
  • you do not include all the documents we need or we need more information from you
  • it takes us time to verify your information

You and your family must meet all visa conditions and follow Australian laws.

See which conditions will and might be attached to this visa.


You can travel outside Australia and return as many times as you want while the visa is valid.

The time you spend outside Australia does not extend the visa.

To check your eligibility and find out which Visa best suits you then click ‘Book A Consultation’

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