Study in Australia
Studying in Australia website to make an informed decision about studying in Australia.
The website has information for international students studying and living in Australia, including:
- Australian education providers
- scholarship programs
- testimonials from international students.
Student visas granted before 30 June 2016
Information is available if you hold a
Student visa (subclass 570-576) or a Student Guardian visa (subclass 580).
Genuine temporary entrant requirements
To be granted a student visa, applicants must be a
genuine temporary entrant. This means they must have a genuine intention to stay in Australia temporarily.
English language requirements for students
All international students are expected to meet student visa
English language requirements.
Find information on the types of English language tests accepted by the Australian Government
Financial capacity requirements
Students must meet
financial capacity requirements. This means they must have enough money that is genuinely available to pay for travel, course fees and living costs for the period of stay in Australia. Students will be asked to make a declaration and may need to provide evidence of their financial capacity for the first 12 months.
Health insurance for students
All student visa holders must maintain adequate arrangements for
health insurance while they are in Australia.
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) provides medical and hospital insurance for student visa holders. You can purchase OSHC online by visiting the OSHC insurer's website. You might be able to arrange and pay for OSHC through your educational institution.
Changing your course or education provider
If you are thinking about
changing courses you must continue to meet your student visa conditions.
Welfare arrangements for students under 18
Students under 18 must have adequate
welfare arrangements in place for the length of the Student visa or until the age of 18.
Education provider default
Students who are affected by an education
provider default can get assistance from us or the Tuition Protection Service (TPS).
Education provider default occurs when the provider closes or can no longer deliver a course that the student has enrolled in due to a sanction imposed on the education provider.
Visa conditions for students
Student visa holders must comply with a number of
visa conditions so they can continue to study in Australia. Breaching a visa condition may result in their visa being cancelled.
There are different conditions for students and their family members.
Student visa grant period
Information about the
student visa grant period for all students is available.
Work conditions for student visa holders
Working in Australia
work conditions for student visa holders.
Workplace rights for all visa holders working in Australia
We are working closely with the Fair Work Ombudsman to provide information for visa holders who want to report workplace exploitation.
See workplace rights for all visa holders working in Australia for more information.
Information for visa holders who would like to request cancellation of their visa to access their
Tuberculosis warning for international students
Information for international students about
tuberculosis, including information in community languages.