Student visa (Subclass 500) / Student Guardian visa (subclass 590)

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What is a Student Visa?

This visa allows a student to stay in Australia to study in a recognised institution as a full-time student.


  • You must be registered as a full-time student at a recognised Australian institution for an approved course.
  • If you are under 18 you must organise proper welfare arrangements for your planned study duration in Australia.
  • Payment of all charges shown below are in Australian Dollars (AUD).

Study Area

  • English course
  • School – Primary and high school
  • Vocational Education Training
  • College and University

Visa Duration

  • Depends on the course duration

Document Checklist

Compulsory documents

  • CoE
  • Copy of Passport
  • Oversea Student Health Cover (OSHC)
  • GTE Statement (Statement of Purpose)

Documents that may be requested

  • Financial capacity evidence
  • Previous Study Evidence
  • Resume or CV
  • Employment evidence
  • Medical check
  • English proficiency

You must check the document checklist tool to find out which documents need to be attached to the application. You can find document checklist tool from the website below.

Visa Fee

Visa subclass Student visa
(Subclass 500)
Student Guardian
(Subclass 590)
Base application charge  $575 $575
Additional applicant charge 18 and over  $430  Nil
Additional applicant charge under 18 $140  Nil
Subsequent temporary application charge $700 $700

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