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Student visa

Subclass 500

Student visa

Visit Australia to participate in a course of study.


Up to 5 years and in line with your enrolment.


From AUD630, unless exempt.

Processing times

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
  • work additional hours in certain sectors

You must

  • 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, if you are under 18
  • If in Australia 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)

Help with your visa

If you are getting help with your visa, before you pay someone, read information on Who can help with your visa application.