Australia Study Visa

The student visa for Australia is very time consuming and students should apply for the visa 3 months prior to the course start date. Besides an exhaustive list of documents, students will need to undergo health tests as well. In most cases an interview is not required. You would have to include papers that show your financial standing, how you plan to pay for your education, why you wish to study in Australia and your plans after graduation. All your previous mark sheets and degrees will also be needed. In addition to this, for the study visa to Australia you will need to show an acceptable IELTS score.

General Info

The Australian student visa process can be confusing and tedious. Be very clear on the processing time for your Australian student visa. Students applying for post graduate research are classified under category 574 with an assessment level of 1 which means that the visa processing time will be around 14 days. Students applying for a primary or secondary school course are classified under category 571 with an assessment level of 2 which means that the visa processing time will be around 21 days. All other students are classified under categories 570,572,573, and 575 are assessment level 3 which means it will take a whopping 3 months to get your student visa. Do keep in mind that if your institute is enrolled in streamlined visa processing you can be assessed at level 1 and therefore get your visa approved faster.

How to Apply

Pay the visa application fee and complete the form online and carry the following documents at the visa application center:

  1. Current and all old passports and the original visa fee payment receipt
  2. Acceptance letter (CAS)
  3. Evidence of income and proof that funds are immediately available to cover your education in Australia
  4. School and college transcripts and standardized test score sheets
  5. Medical records

The Australian High Commission will make a decision using the documents you submit. If required you may be called for an interview.

Interview Tips

1.     BE HONEST and straightforward in all your answers

2.     Be sure of your answers but at the same time be polite

3.     Be confident about yourself

4.     Don't hesitate while answering

5.     Make eye contact while talking

6.     Don't give any papers unless specifically asked for

SOP-Edits Visa Services

We at SOP-Edits have had tremendous success in helping students obtain visas. We scrutinize your financial documents to make sure that you have a viable plan to pay for your education. As soon as your ‘visa file’ is ready, we conduct mock interviews and ask you all the questions likely to be asked by visa officers.