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Student Visa – Subclass 500

Student Visa – Subclass 500

Student Visa in Australia is one of the popular visa subclasses amongst international resident intending to study overseas their home country. The government of Australia has made it available for eligible international resident with up to 5 years of stay in line with the offer of enrolment.

People having this visa subclass can participate full-time study in their eligible course of study in Australia.

Currently, there has not been any limitation on work hours, but the visa condition may imply the condition of maintaining maximum of 20 hours a week or 40 hours a fortnight in pro-rated basis.

There are few things you must do to keep the visa condition maintained as long as your visa condition has entitled you to do so.

  • 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 from someone if you are under 18
  • have the visa uncancelled or hold a Confirmation of Study (CoE) without having a required gap during the visa.

Visa Cost

If there is no exemption or government offerings, currently this visa costs your Australian dollar $650.00 for the main applicant. Having a secondary applicant increase the cost accordingly.

To know how much you visa might cost you, please refer to the Department of Home Affairs (DHA)’s Visa Pricing Estimator. If the information we provide on the website is outdated, this website will have a up to date information on everything including cost unless the website is up for maintenance.

Other costs involved in your visa may be the cost of biometrics, health checks, health insurance (widely known as OSHC), banking fees and police certificate. These costs vary from country to country and provider to provider.

Apart from these costs, managing your visa application may also incur the charge and it depends on how much your agent charges you. Not everyone can apply for your visa and to check the eligibility of you agent, please refer to this home affairs website.

Generally, your costs of student visa can be divided in below ways:

1.   Visa Fee (DHA fees) $710.00 Changes from time to time by DHA
2.   Insurance Fees Variable Variable from service provider to provider
3.   Health Check (Medical) Variable Variable from service provider to provider
4.   Biometrics Variable Variable from service provider to provider
5.   National Police Certificate Variable Variable from country to country
6.   Banking fees Variable Variable to applicant’s bank charges and rates
7.   Agent fees Variable Variable on applicant’s choice and agent
8.   Other miscellaneous charges Variable Other miscellaneous costs of creating the application

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