subclass 500

student visa

​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. 

Stay

Up to 5 years and in line with your enrolment.

Cost

From AUD620, unless exempt.

Processing Time
  • Foreign Affairs or Defence Sector

    • 75% of applications in 54 days

    • 90% of applications in 87 days

  • Postgraduate Research Sector

    • 75% of applications in 4 months

    • 90% of applications in 9 months

  • Non-Award Sector

    • 75% of applications in 4 months

    • 90% of applications in 10 months

  • Schools Sector

    • 75% of applications in 4 months

    • 90% of applications in 6 months

  • Independent ELICOS Sector

    • 75% of applications in 4 months

    • 90% of applications in 7 months

  • Vocational Education and Training Sector

    • 75% of applications in 4 months

    • 90% of applications in 5 months

  • Higher Education Sector

    • 75% of applications in 70 days

    • 90% of applications in 5 months

Your application can take longer to process if:

  • you do not fill it in correctly

  • you do not include all the documents we need or we need more information from you

  • it takes us time to verify your information