How to get a student visa in Australia

Before applying for an Australian student visa, you will need to undertake the following steps:


  • Choose an academic course and a school: Check that your chosen educational institution is officially registered to accept international students.
  • Satisfy the admission requirements: Each educational institution has their own admission requirements. You may need to have a certain level of English language proficiency, academic grades and other pre-requisites.
  • Obtain a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE): Once you have been accepted into the chosen course of study, you will then need to obtain a CoE from the educational institution.
  • Lodge a student visa application: You will need to complete an online student visa application and provide all necessary documents, including your CoE, passport, and evidence of sufficient funds to support yourself while studying in Australia. You will also need to pay the student visa application fee to the Australian Department of Home Affairs to lodge your application.


It is important to be aware that the student visa application process may take some time and the end result may not always be the visa grant. Please ensure you are well informed by seeking professional advice.


Why engage Immigration Lawyers?

There are several reasons why you may want to consider engaging an immigration lawyer to apply for an Australian student visa:


  • Expertise: Immigration lawyers are experts in Australian immigration law and have in-depth knowledge of the different visa categories, requirements, and processes. They can help you plan for visas after your student visa in order to settle in Australian permanently.
  • Efficiency: Whilst the fees may not be cheap, immigration lawyers’ experience will likely expedite the process and avoid delays.
  • Compliance: Immigration laws in Australia are complex and constantly changing. Many people often make mistakes or overlook the essential requirements. Immigration lawyers can help you ensure that your application is complete and compliant.
  • Support: Applying for an Australian visa can be a stressful and overwhelming process, and you will appreciate professional support to which you can access. Immigration lawyers can help you rest assured with their guidance and support throughout the process.


In conclusion, preparing student visa applications with immigration lawyers can certainly provide you with peace of mind and increase your chances of success in obtaining an Australian Student visa. It will certainly be a good start of your Australian journey with the smooth and successful visa grant.


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