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How do I get a visa to study in Australia?

03.05.2017

If you’re considering studying English in Australia, then you’re probably thinking about some of the practical steps you’ll need to take. Choosing to come on the correct visa is an important step the process. I’m Anna, the Marketing Director at Langports and I’m here to help you with some of your questions.

 

I have worked at Langports for just over 12 years and in this time I have met students from over 70+ nationalities. Every student is coming to Langports for different reasons & lengths of study, so as a general guideline, see my table below for choosing visas on study length:

1-12 weeks study – tourist visa
13+ weeks study – student visa

However, it’s not as simple as that! Some of our students, also have access to a Working Holiday Visa or Work and Holiday Visa… these are visas to travel, study & work in Australia and are valid for 1 year. Working Holiday Visa (WHV) holders can study up to 17 weeks (4 months)!

The WHV is available for students 18-30 from the following countries:

• Working Holiday Visa (417) – Belgium, Canada, Republic of Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong , Republic of Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom

• Work and Holiday Visa (462) – Argentina, Bangladesh, Chile, China, , Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United States of America, Uruguay, Vietnam

To help you choose which Visa is right for you, let’s look at some simple information*:

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InformationTourist VisaStudent VisaWorking Holiday VisaWork and Holiday Visa
Age AnyAny18-3018-30
Countries available AnyAnyBelgium, Canada, Republic of Cyprus,
Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong , Republic of Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom
Argentina, Bangladesh, Chile, China,
Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United States of America, Uruguay, Vietnam
Max study length3 months (12-13 weeks)Depends on School.
Langports is accredited for up to 70 weeks English.
4 months (17 weeks)4 months (17 weeks)
Visa length3 months, 6 months, 12 monthsThis visa allows you to stay in
Australia for the duration of your course. See table below.
1 year with option for 2nd Working
Holiday Visa
1 year with option for 2nd Work and
Holiday Visa
Work rights?NoYes - 40 hours per fortnightYes, unlimited but up to 6 months
with each employer
Yes, unlimited but up to 6 months
with each employer
Minimum hours of studyNo20 hours per weekNoNo
Application process (simple)Follow Application Process Online1. Enrol at Langports
2. Pay your course & sign the Enrolment Acceptance
3. Receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (COE)
4. Apply for your student visa online
Follow Application Process OnlineFollow Application Process Online
Cost (as at May 2017)ETA - Free
Subclass 600 - $135
$550$440$440

 

Student Visa Length*:

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Duration of courseDuration of visa
Longer than 10 months and finishing at the end of the Australian academic year (November – December)Your visa will usually be granted to March 15 of the following year.
Longer than 10 months (finishing January - October)

Your visa will usually be granted for two months longer than the duration of your course.
10 months or lessYour visa will usually be granted for one month longer than the duration of your course.

*information comes from www.border.gov.au as well as Langports policies.

If you are applying for a student visa, I strongly recommend reading conditions and document requirements before starting the process. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection have lots of information on their website. We also work with Education Agents around the world who are able to give advice on certain conditions applying to students from different countries.

I hope this information was helpful for you!If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us through our social media or website.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/langportsaustralia
Contact us page: www.langports.com/contact-us

 

If you’re interested to know more about Langports click here to read some more blogs:
https://www.langports.com/blog/

 

Other living & traveling in Australia blogs:

Differences between study in Australia and Japan: 

https://www.langports.com/differences-study-australia-japan/

The beauty of multicultural Australia: 

https://www.langports.com/16398-2/