Who is this visa for?
Genuine students who wish to study in Australia.
Must have Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) unless:
Must meet the minimum English requirement below if required (depending on the country and educational provider)
English test exemption applies if the student:
Not disclosing all relevant information
Enrolling in the wrong courses leads to difficulties in future studies, not completing courses or achieve desired academic performance, causing severe stress and result in serious physical and psychological health issues. It may also cause difficulties in further visa applications or even have student visa cancelled for serious breaches.
Evidence of Financial Capacity
All applicants must declare that they have genuine access to funds whilst studying in Australia. If required, they must provide evidence of their financial capacity.
Funds to cover travel to Australia for first 12 months of living costs for the student and accompanying family members, as well as course fees for the student (from $8,000 for vocational, $20,000 for tertiary per year) and school aged dependents. Living cost per annum for student $21,041; partner $7,362, child $3,152. And $8,296 for school fees for dependants unless exempt such as PhD or Australian Government scholarship students); orEvidence that student meets the annual income requirement (gross personal taxable income of student’s parents combined excluding in-laws, or spouse not joining the student for not less than $62,222 per year, or $72,592 if come with dependents); orAn Acceptance Advice of Secondary Exchange Students (AASES) form (secondary exchange students only); or A letter of support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade or Department of Defence.
(Students are advised to demonstrate more than the minimum required fund for the visa especially if you are applying from a high risk country.)
The types of evidence that are permitted are:
Money deposit(s) with a financial institution (bank statements, term or fixed deposits etc)Loan with a financial institution (credit cards or line of credit facility are only acceptable if funds are withdrawn)Government loanScholarship or financial supportProperty items are not acceptable.
(Must be from an acceptable financial institution, country dependent)
Genuine Access to Funds
For a successful visa outcome, students must demonstrate that they have genuine access to these funds. The decision makers will look at the following:
The employment history of the applicant/person providing the funds.The income and assets of the applicant/person providing the funds.The source of the income used to meet the financial requirements (for example, if the student is relying upon funds from a third party i.e. a family friend), and the nature of the relationship between the applicant and the person providing the funds.If the person providing the source of income has provided financial support for another student.If the student has previously been granted a visa, any information in relation to their ability to meet their financial requirements while they were in Australia.The immigration activities in Australia of other nationals from the applicant’s home country.
(Applicants are advised to provide genuine and persuasive evidence demonstrating they have access to these funds. More evidence should be provided in higher risk countries.)
Genuine Temporary Entrant Criterion (GTE)
The GTE requirement can be the most difficult requirement to meet for many students, where the ultimate interpretation of the criterion is at the full discretion of visa case officers or tribunal members.
In assessing whether an applicant is a genuine student, the decision maker would generally have regard to all circumstances of the student visa applicants in relation but not limited to the following:
1. Country of profiles of the student’s home country, which may include political upheavals, natural disasters, general visa compliance and visa frauds from other visa applicants.
2. Applicant’s or a relative of the applicant’s past immigration history to Australia and other countries
3. Applicant’s own circumstances in their home country and applicant’s potential circumstances in Australia
4. The course(s) the student wishes to study
5. Whether the student and dependant spouse have entered into a relationship for visa purposes (contrived relationship)
6. Student’s knowledge of living in Australia, their intended course of study and the educational provider. It could be based on the student’s previous studies and qualifications, and realistic expectation of the level of the student’s research into their course of study, living arrangement etc
7. Applicant’s and financial sponsor’s ability to fully support the student’s costs in Australia, whether the student has genuine access to the funds.
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