Student Visa(Subclass 500)


The Student visa (subclass 500) allows you to stay in Australia for up to 5 years for the purpose of full-time study at an educational institution, in line with your enrolment.

Stay: Up to 5 years and in line with your enrollment.

Cost: From AUD620, unless exempt.

Processing times: vary

With this visa you can

·         participate in an eligible course of study 

·         bring family members to Australia with you

·         apply online in or outside Australia

You must:

·         be enrolled in a course of study in Australia

·         hold an 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 you must hold an eligible substantive visa. See, ‘Have this Visa if applying while in Australia” in Eligibility Tab.


·         A substantive visa ceases to be in effect if another substantive visa is granted

·         Applications are received Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) (or Australian Eastern daylight standard time (AEDST) when applicable)


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