Answers to frequently asked questions about moving to Australia via a study visa

Australia is home to more than 1,100 institutions and provides more than 22,000 courses available to international students,  Australia also provides a wide choice of educational opportunities. In terms of student satisfaction, employability, quality of life, and feeling of the student community, Australian educational institutions perform highly, with Melbourne and Sydney placing among the top five best places for students to study in.

Numerous highly rated universities, including Monash University, Macquarie University, RMIT University, The University of Melbourne, The University of Sydney, The University of New South Wales, and many more, are located in both of these cities.

However, here are answers to the most frequently asked questions about moving to Australia. 
1. There are 43 universities in Australia
In Australia, there are 43 universities (40 Australian universities, two international universities, and one private specialty university).with at least one university main campus based in each state or territory. Part of the measures taken by the government to protect the interest of international students is a law called the Educational Services for international students. This law protects 

  • The well-being of all international students.
  • The quality of students’ education experience.
  • The provision of up-to-date and accurate information.

2. Do I need an IELTS exam to apply to an Australian institution?
In order to be admitted to study in Australia, international students whose native language is not English must provide proof of language proficiency.
However, over the years, there are Australian institutions that have waived the English tests for international students and before that can be done, some of these factors must have been met. If you can prove that your Bachelor’s degree was taught in the English language if you are a talented student who could not provide an English-based test result at the time. Here are a few of the universities that waive the English-based test for international students. The University of Queensland, The University of Adelaide, University of Bond requires other English exams such as C1 Advanced, and the Pearson Test of English Academic PTE. Basically, most of the university who does not require IELTS exams require other English-based tests. As an international student, it is safer to have your IELTS handy in other to make your application seamless.

3. Can I travel with my Dependents?

Yes, you can! One of the most important parts of your visa application is The Genuine Temporary Entreat.  You must prove in a written statement that you and your family have no intention of remaining in Australia after your student visa has expired. You must also fulfill financial conditions and English language prerequisites. You must have enough cash on hand to cover the cost of your course tuition as well as the travel and living expenses for you and any accompanying family members while you are in Australia.
The cost of living for a year is:
Student: £11,200 ($21,041)
spouse or partner: $7,362
Child: $3,152

4. I have a Third class, what are my chances? 

If you graduated with a third class during your undergraduate degree and wish to pursue your Masters’s degree in Australia, it’s still possible. The Onus is on you to make your English-based exam and your application, statement of purpose stand out while showing the admission committee that you have all it takes, if there’s a reason for the low grade, your statement of purpose is one open cheque to convincing the committee of your unique abilities

5. How long will my proof of funds be expected to be in my account?

You must submit evidence of sufficient funds that must be 3 months prior to the date of application for the duration of your stay in Australia. Also note that, if someone else other than you is providing sponsorship, you need to Show proof of the relationship and any prior financial support given to you. It’s also best practice to present identification documentation for the person supplying the funds or proof that the company is indeed up for business.

6. How long will I process my Student Visa?

Usually, the student visa to Australia is processed within a month, however, the maximum time it could take is 3 months.

You will generally need the following basic documents while applying for an Australia Student Visa.

  • The Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment as proof of admission into a college or university.
  • A valid passport.
  • Your visa application fee. Your GTE (Genuine Temporary Entrant) statement. Academic and work experience documents.
  • Evidence of financial ability to meet expenses like tuition fees, living expenses, living costs for dependents, and return airfare.
  • Details of OSHC health insurance policy.
  • Statement of purpose.
  • Passport-size photographs.

You will also be required to provide additional documents like parental consent if you are under 18 years of age.

7. Are there post-graduate work plans?

At the conclusion of their studies, holders of bachelor’s and master’s degrees by coursework are eligible to apply for a two-year work visa; holders of a master’s degree by research are qualified for a three-year visa; and holders of a PhD are qualified for a four-year work visa.
Many international students find their time in Australia to be so enjoyable that they decide to apply for permanent residency so they can stay and work there indefinitely. You can indicate your interest in applying for permanent residence through the,.Department of Immigration and border protection skillSelect migration program, which may result in permanent residence through a Skilled Independent Visa, the Employer Nomination Scheme, or The Regional Migration Scheme.

8. How long does it take to get a PR in Australia?

In other to become a permanent resident of Australia, after 2 years of study in Australia, an international student can apply for a post-study work visa under subclass 485. The skilled independent Visa is likely the best option for graduates (subclass 189). For skilled workers ages 18 to 49 who are not sponsored by an employer, a relative, or the state or territory government, there is the Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189), which is subject to points testing. You can become a permanent resident of Australia with this visa and live there.

9. How much funds do I need to process my student Visa?

You must have enough cash on hand to cover the cost of your course tuition as well as the travel and living expenses for you and any accompanying family members while you are in Australia. For a postgraduate program in Australia, you’ll need about 20,000 to 37,000 dollars.
10. What are the chances of getting an Australian study visa permit?

Some of the common reasons for rejections are Falsified information, past criminal records, Lack of financial capability, failure in meeting English language requirements, invalid documentation, and intentions to move to Australia. Package a thorough application and be sincere with your information.

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