If you are a school student (but not participating in a secondary school student exchange program), you must be aged 6 or older to apply for this visa. You must also be:
less than 17 years old when you begin Year 9
less than 18 years old when you begin Year 10
less than 19 years old when you begin Year 11
less than 20 years old when you begin Year 12
You must include evidence of enrolment in study with your student visa application, or your application will not be valid and can’t be processed.
If you are applying for a student visa and you are under 18 years of age, you must have adequate welfare arrangements in place while you are in Australia.
You might need to provide evidence of your English language skills at the time you submit your visa application.
You and your family members must have and maintain adequate health insurance for the whole of your stay in Australia. To find out the length of coverage you will require, see student visa grant periods. You and your family members must be covered by Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) from an approved Australian health insurance provider, unless an ‘Exception’ applies.
You must have enough money to pay for 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 our character requirement.
You and any family members who apply for the visa must meet our health requirement.
You can be in or outside Australia when you apply for the visa.
You must be:
the parent of the student visa holder, or
a person who has custody of the student, or
a relative of the student, aged 21 years or older, nominated in writing by a parent or person who has custody of the student
You will provide care and support for:
a student visa holder who is under 18 years of age or
a student visa holder who is 18 years of age or older and needs care and support due to exceptional circumstances
For this visa, a relative is the student’s:
parent or step-parent
grandparent or step-grandparent
sibling or stepsibling
aunt, uncle, step-aunt or step-uncle
niece, nephew or step-niece or step-nephew
child or stepchild
You must be able to provide accommodation, general welfare and support to the student.
You must show us evidence that you have enough money to pay for your stay in Australia for meeting the costs and expenses of yourself, your accompanying family members and in most cases, the student visa holder.
You are personally liable for all your healthcare costs while you are in Australia. Medical insurance helps limit your financial liability. You must maintain adequate health cover for the whole of your stay if you are granted this visa. Your insurance should cover you for medically necessary treatment, including transport.
You must be a genuine temporary entrant. Only intend to stay temporarily in Australia and do the things you are allowed to do on this visa.
You and any family members who apply for the visa with you must meet our health requirement
Service Flowchart for School Students
Identify Intended School
Prepare School Application
Submit School Application
Prepare VISA Documents (refer to VISA application Step 3 onwards)
Pay the Tuition Fee and OSHC Health Insurance
School Grant COE and CAAW
Prepare to Submit VISA Application (refer to VISA application Step 4 onwards)
Provide the List of Relevant Documents
Color Scan All Documents
Provide All VISA Materials to EPS
Submit Student VISA & Student Guardian Application
Make Medical Examination Appointment
Grant Student VISA
Grant Student Guardian VISA
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