Australia is one of the countries that have very strict policies for admitting foreign students, especially Indian students. Here is a full description of what to expect and how to proceed with the process to study in Australia for Graduation or Post-Graduation.
PREPARATION STEPS FOR APPLYING
Step #1: Check your eligibility. Australia does not accept a study gap for more than 5 years. If you have not studied for the last 5 years or more, then you will need to show some documentation to account for that time period. You can show your work experience or volunteering certificate.
Step#2: Select your niche: It is much preferred that you go to Australia to study the same subject that you have studied before. For example: if you are going to pursue a master's degree, choose the same or related subject that you chose for the bachelor's degree.
Step#3: Select a consultancy: choose a reliable consultancy and get your visa file scores calculated. These scores will tell you how likely will Australian Embassy approve your visa request. A score of more than 75 points is considered a good score for Visa approval. Ask the counselors about your language proficiency test score requirements.
Step#4: Prepare for IELTS/PTE Since, having a language proficiency test scorecard is mandatory for applying to universities abroad, make sure you clear all your doubts about which test to give and how many marks you require.
Once you are checkout all the above steps, now is the time to proceed with the following steps:
Process for Australia Student Visa
We, at Illustre Educations, will provide you a few steps to undergo the procedure of getting a Student Visa for Australia:
Step 1: Apply for Admission to an Australian College/University
Identify your academic needs and career goals. Accordingly, start researching on the web about the best colleges/universities offering the best courses of your interest for an Australia student visa. Also consider location, tuition fee and course duration while researching. Once you are finalised with the education provider, apply online for admission in same. Along with the application form, you will be asked to submit evidence of your academic documents and English Proficiency. Some courses will ask you to appear for interviews with college people. The offer letter will take a few working days for processing.
Step 2:Evidence of Financial Support
One offer letter is received; you need to show your financial ability in the form of evidence of sufficient funds to cover tuition, travel and living costs. The Assessment Level (course subclass) of the student determines the amount of funds required, the provider of funds and how long the funds must be held. If you have dependents (such as a spouse and children), you need to show evidence of being able to cover living costs for them.
Note: Sometimes, you need to submit evidence of financial support at the time of applying for an offer letter. Requirements vary from college to college.
Step 3:Pay Tuition Fee and Get Confirmation of Enrolment
Once the college approves your funds, you need to pay your 6 months' tuition fees (as mentioned in your offer letter), ELICOS (if applicable) and the cost of OSHC (Overseas Student Health Cover). After the acceptance of your offer letter and the successful payment of your mentioned funds, you will receive confirmation of Enrollment (COE) through email. It confirms that an international student is eligible to enrol on a course and start the process of an Australian student visa. This will outline your course start date, total course fees and total duration of the course.
Step 4:Undertake Medical Examination
Afterwards, you will need to undergo a medical examination by one of the doctors approved by Immigration Australia. A list of doctors approved by the panel can be found here: (https://www.border.gov.au/Lega/Lega/Help/Location/india). Select an Australian doctor according to your convenience.
Step 5:Visa Lodgment
Please note that for an Australia student visa, the visa application is lodged online by creating an immi account on the immigration website. Firstly, you must complete a visa application form online. The documents required to upload as per the document tool checklist according to the Education provider include a Statement of Purpose (SOP), Copy of passport, IELTS score card, COE(s), all academic documents, work experience (If any), photograph, Sponsors Id proofs, their occupation proofs and financial documents. All these documents must be appropriately arranged. After uploading all the required documents, pay for your visa application charges through a credit card and submit the Visa Application.
Your student visa will last for the duration of your studies, including holiday periods.
How Overseas consultancies help you with this Process?
In order to get a student visa for Australia, you should be careful at every step. A single mistake can create a huge mess with your visa application. At Western Overseas, We can help you navigate through various processes available to make studying overseas a whole lot easier.
Here is how we help you:
We provide you with a FREE Counseling session (Telephonic) to help you choose the right college/university and industry-oriented course in Australia.
We guide you through the process of applying for an offer letter and we take the responsibility of tracking the applications by staying in touch with the institution on your behalf.
Not only in your admission application, also will help you to lodge your visa file. We will keep updating you about the progress of your visa application and also will track your application on your behalf.
As per the instructions given in the Australia student visa checklist, we help you organize all your documents properly.
We will notify you as soon as we get to know the outcome of your visa application.
At Western Overseas, we can help you organize your travel arrangements to begin your new student life in Australia. Air ticketing, insurance and foreign exchange can all be arranged through us to make studying overseas easier and a once-in-a-life experience.
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