Student visa - Subclass 500

Cost of Living
Talent Migration


Foreign students who wish to study and reside in Australia for more than 6 months, need to apply for a student visa - Subclass 500.

How long you can stay

This is a temporary visa to study up to 5 years. The type of course and its length will determine the length of your stay.

Work during studies:

You can work up to 40 hours every 2-week period once your course starts

The processing time for study visa may take from 6-12 weeks from the application day.

You can bring your spouse and kids with you.

The general application process is :

  1. Find a course in an approved educational institution in Australia.

  2. Contact the university and initiate your application process.

  3. Find out the requirements from the university to get the acceptance/admission letter.

  4. Get the acceptance/admission letter from the university in Australia.

  5. Prepare your visa application and gather other required documents for it.

  6. Apply for a student visa and prepare to move to Australia.



60 months



48 Month(s)





P. Residency

36 Month(s)


Processing time

6 - 8 weeks




What are eligibility requirements for the Student visa - Subclass 500?

8 Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be enrolled in a full time course registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).
  • You must have enough money to pay for your stay in Australia.
  • You might need to provide evidence of your English language skills with your visa application.
  • You need adequate health insurance for the whole of your stay in Australia.
  • You must be a genuine temporary entrant and intend to return home after studying in Australia.
  • You and family members aged 16 years and over who apply for the visa must meet Australia's character requirement.
  • You and any family members who apply for the visa must meet Australia's health requirement.
  • You or any of your family members (including those who don't apply for the visa with you) must not owe money to the Australian government.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Student visa - Subclass 500?

5 Document Required

  • Visa application form, completed and signed.
  • Copies of enrollment letter from educational institute in Australia.
  • Proof of financial means/scholarship to cover the studies.
  • Character and health certificate.
  • Copies of travel health insurance.

Talent Migration data for Australia

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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