How to Get My Student Visa for Australia? Requirements Based on Your Country of Origin

Australia is a fascinating country that blends numerous study opportunities provided by some of the best universities worldwide along with amazing attractions and leisure options. If you’re thinking of studying abroad in Australia, you’re probably wondering what exactly do you need for your student visa?

The Australian visa process may be a little complicated especially since the visa requirements for your nationality might be different from others. That is why below you’ll find accurate estimation of what you need to do to get your visa including costs, waiting time, and application procedure.

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Who needs an Australia student visa and what visa do I apply for?

Unless you come from New Zealand, you will need a study visa for Australia. For a study degree that lasts longer than six months, you will have to apply for the student visa (subclass 500).

In case you’re just considering a short course, such as an English language programme that lasts less than six months, apply for the temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) and visitor visa.

General Australia student visa requirements regardless of your nationality

Check out the student visa requirements that apply to all students who need a visa, no matter their nationality. Read these carefully, then scroll down to find your nationality and read information that applies only to your country of origin.

  • Australian visa authorities recommend students start their application process as soon as possible so they have sufficient time to prepare all documents in advance to their scheduled trip 
  • You'll have to pay an additional fee for your medical exam, in case you will be required to take one 
  • Provide proof of sufficient funds: 1,800 AUD/month+ tuition costs
  • Register for a medical exam before applying for visa 
  • You have to apply for the study visa using the online platform 
  • After you apply, depending on your situation, you may be asked to attend an interview, provide more information or take a medical exam 
  • Your visa can be processed between 21 and 37 calendar days 
  • The estimated average time of visa processing is 28 days 
  • Your student visa will last for your entire study duration plus 2 or 3 months 

Since the application procedure is not always straightforward, below, you’ll find the answers to the main questions regarding the student visa.

1. Visa requirements for students coming from India

  • Proof of sufficient English language skills by presenting IELTS, Cambridge Advanced and TOEFL scores.
  • Pay a visa fee of 27992 INR 
  • Pay a health insurance fee of 23920 - 30537 INR/year 

For more information, you can always read more about the Australian student visa for students coming from India.

2. Visa requirements for students coming from the USA

  • Pay a visa fee of 435 USD 
  • Pay a health insurance fee of 371 – 434 USD/year 

For more information, you can always read more about the Australian student visa for students coming from the U.S.

3. Visa requirements for students coming from the UK

  • Pay a visa fee of 334 GBP 
  • Pay a health insurance fee of 286 – 365 GBP/year 

For more information, you can always read more about the Australian student visa for students coming from the U.K.

4. Visa requirements for students coming from Nigeria

  • Proof of sufficient English language skills by presenting IELTS, Cambridge Advanced and TOEFL scores 
  • Pay a visa fee of 136958 NGN 
  • Pay a health insurance fee of 117036 - 149408 NGN/year 
  • You'll also need to have your biometrics taken at a visa application centre 

For more information, you can always read more about the Australian student visa for students coming from Nigeria.

5. Visa requirements for students coming from Pakistan

  • Proof of sufficient English language skills by presenting IELTS, Cambridge Advanced and TOEFL scores 
  • Pay a visa fee of 45830 PKR 
  • Pay a health insurance fee of 39164 - 49997 PKR/year 

For more information, you can always read more about the Australian student visa for students coming from Pakistan.

6. Visa requirements for students coming from Germany

  • Proof of sufficient English language skills by presenting IELTS, Cambridge Advanced and TOEFL scores
  • Pay a visa fee of 373 EUR 
  • Pay a health insurance fee of 318 – 407 EUR/year

For more information, you can always read more about the Australian student visa for students coming from Germany.

7. Visa requirements for students coming from Canada

  • Pay a visa fee of 547 CAD 
  • Pay a health insurance fee of 467 – 597 CAD/year 

For more information, you can always read more about the Australian student visa for students coming from Canada.

8. Visa requirements for students coming from the Netherlands

  • Proof of sufficient English language skills by presenting IELTS, Cambridge Advanced and TOEFL scores 
  • Pay a visa fee of 373 EUR 
  • Pay a health insurance fee of 318 – 407 EUR/year 

For more information, you can always read more about the Australian student visa for students coming from the Netherlands.

9. Visa requirements for students coming from Kenya

  • Proof of sufficient English language skills by presenting IELTS, Cambridge Advanced and TOEFL scores 
  • Pay a visa fee of 45188 KES 
  • Pay a health insurance fee of 38615 - 49296 KES/year 
  • You'll also need to have your biometrics taken at a visa application centre 

For more information, you can always read more about the Australian student visa for students coming from Kenya.

10. Visa requirements for students coming from Turkey

Proof of sufficient English language skills by presenting IELTS, Cambridge Advanced and TOEFL scores 

  • Pay a visa fee of 1535 TRY 
  • Pay a health insurance fee of 1312 - 1675 TRY/year 
  • You’ll have to pay an additional fee of 71 TRY for services at a visa application centre 
  • You'll also need to have your biometrics taken at a visa application centre 

For more information, you can always read more about the Australian student visa for students coming from Turkey.

11. Visa requirements for students coming from Italy

  • Proof of sufficient English language skills by presenting IELTS, Cambridge Advanced and TOEFL scores 
  • Pay a visa fee of 373 EUR 
  • Pay a health insurance fee of 318 – 407 EUR/year 

For more information, you can always read more about the Australian student visa for students coming from Italy.

12. Visa requirements for students coming from Greece

  • Proof of sufficient English language skills by presenting IELTS, Cambridge Advanced and TOEFL scores 
  • Pay a visa fee of 318 EUR 
  • Pay a health insurance fee of 318 – 407 EUR/year 

For more information, you can always read more about the Australian student visa for students coming from Greece.

13. Visa requirements for students coming from Iran

  • Proof of sufficient English language skills by presenting IELTS, Cambridge Advanced and TOEFL scores
  • Pay a visa fee of 14160200 IRR 
  • Pay a health insurance fee of 12100535 - 15,447,492 IRR/year 

For more information, you can always read more about the Australian student visa for students coming from Iran.

14. Visa requirements for students coming from Indonesia

  • Proof of sufficient English language skills by presenting IELTS, Cambridge Advanced and TOEFL scores 
  • Pay a visa fee of 5791342 IDR 
  • Pay a health insurance fee of 4948965 - 6317828 IDR/year

For more information, you can always read more about the Australian student visa for students coming from Indonesia.

15. Visa requirements for students coming from Ghana

  • Proof of sufficient English language skills by presenting IELTS, Cambridge Advanced and TOEFL scores 
  • Pay a visa fee of 1919 GHS 
  • Pay a health insurance fee of 1640 - 2090 GHS/year 
  • You'll also need to have your biometrics taken at a visa application centre

For more information, you can always read more about the Australian student visa for students coming from Ghana.

16. Visa requirements for students coming from Egypt

  • Proof of sufficient English language skills by presenting IELTS, Cambridge Advanced and TOEFL scores 
  • Pay a visa fee of 7784 EGP 
  • Pay a health insurance fee of 6652 - 8492 EGP/year 
  • You'll also need to have your biometrics taken at a visa application centre 

For more information, you can always read more about the Australian student visa for students coming from Egypt.

17. Visa requirements for students coming from Spain

  • Proof of sufficient English language skills by presenting IELTS, Cambridge Advanced and TOEFL scores 
  • Pay a visa fee of 373 EUR 
  • Pay a health insurance fee of 318 – 407 EUR/year 

For more information, you can always read more about the Australian student visa for students coming from Spain.

18. Visa requirements for students coming from Bangladesh

  • Proof of sufficient English language skills by presenting IELTS, Cambridge Advanced and TOEFL scores 
  • Pay a visa fee of 35095 BDT 
  • Pay a health insurance fee of 29990 - 38285 BDT/year 
  • You'll also need to have your biometrics taken at a visa application centre

For more information, you can always read more about the Australian student visa for students coming from Bangladesh.

19. Visa requirements for students coming from the United Arab Emirates

  • Proof of sufficient English language skills by presenting IELTS, Cambridge Advanced and TOEFL scores 
  • Pay a visa fee of 1598 AED 
  • Pay a health insurance fee of 1365 - 1743 AED/year 
  • You'll also need to have your biometrics taken at a visa application centre 

For more information, you can always read more about the Australian student visa for students coming from the United Arab Emirates.

20. Visa requirements for students coming from the Philippines

  • Proof of sufficient English language skills by presenting IELTS, Cambridge Advanced and TOEFL scores 
  • Pay a visa fee of 22066 PHP 
  • Pay a health insurance fee of 18857 - 24073 PHP/year 

For more information, you can always read more about the Australian student visa for students coming from the Philippines.

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Getting your visa for studying abroad in Australia

StudyPortals conducted this visa research to provide students detailed and clear information about the study visa application in general. Some of the information may change according to new visa policies and procedures set by the government and visa officials of each country. The visa application process may take time, but if you follow all the steps, the path to getting your study visa won't be that difficult as you imagine.

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