When to apply
● When you can apply depends on whether you’re applying from inside or outside the UK.
Applying from outside the UK
● The earliest you can apply for a visa is 6 months before you start your course.
● You’ll usually get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks.
Applying from inside the UK
● The earliest you can apply is 3 months before your course starts.
● You must apply before your current visa expires. Your new course must begin within 28 days of your current visa expiring.
● You’ll usually get a decision within 8 weeks.
If you or your family are from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein
If you or your family member started living in the UK by 31 December 2020, you may be able to apply to the free EU Settlement Scheme.
The deadline to apply was 30 June 2021 for most people. You can still apply if either:
● you have a later deadline – for example, you’re joining a family member in the UK
● you have ‘reasonable grounds’ for being unable to apply by 30 June 2021 – for example, you had an illness or were the victim of domestic abuse
How long you can stay
● How long you can stay depends on the length of your course and what study you’ve already completed in the UK.
● If you’re 18 or over and your course is at degree level, you can usually stay in the UK for up to 5 years. If it’s below degree level, you can usually stay in the UK for up to 2 years.
Staying longer in the UK
You may be able to:
● extend your visa if you’re eligible, for example to continue your studies in the UK
● switch to a Student visa from another visa if you’re already in the UK
● switch to a Graduate visa to stay in the UK for at least 2 years after successfully completing your course
When you can travel to the UK
You can arrive in the UK before your course starts. This can be either:
● up to 1 week before, if your course lasts 6 months or less
● up to 1 month before, if your course lasts more than 6 months
● £348 to apply for a Student visa from outside the UK
● £475 to extend or switch to a Student visa from inside the UK
You must pay the visa fee for each person that joins you.
You may be able to:
● You’ll also have to pay the healthcare surcharge as part of your application.
● How much you pay depends on how long your visa lasts. Check how much you’ll have to pay before you apply.
Your partner and children
● You may be able to bring your partner and children ( ‘dependants’ )
What you can and cannot do
● work as a student union sabbatical officer
You may be able to work – how much depends on what you’re studying and whether you’re working
in or out of term-time.
● claim public funds
● work in certain jobs, for example as a professional sportsperson or sports coach
● study at an academy or a local authority-funded school (also known as a maintained school)
If your application is successful, you’ll be told what you can and cannot do on a Student visa.
Finance Checklist and Minimum Amount to be shown in Financial Statements
|No.||Name||Description||Amount (AU Dollars)||Comments||Tick|
|I.||Tuition Fees||Equivalent to a year worth of Tuition Fees||2 Semester/ I YEAR of Tution FEES|
|II.||Living Cost||Standard living cost for one year||-Student/guardian-AUD 20,290
|III.||Travel Cost and Security Money||Travelling cost to Australia with return and emergency money in-hand during travelling||$2,000.00|
● Bank Statement of the total amount (Your case officer will advise upon that)
● Any assets owned- Please provide us the total value of the asset (Any receipt or bond of the asset)
● Any property owned (Property settlement letter or legal deeds and property valuation letter)
● Ongoing Income form a property (Tenancy agreement, Property Valuation Letter and Rental
● Ongoing income form a business (Business Registration Letter, Business ITR Return12 months and
Business Valuation Letter)
● Last 12 months of the ITR Return of the Sponsors’
● Affidavit of Support
If the total fund produced is a sum-up of a Savings Accounts:
You may be able to:
● Bank Statements(Min 3 months old) of the total amount (If the total amount of the fund resides in
different financial institute/bank please provide us the Bank Statements for all)
● Current Balance Letter Issued by the Bank / Financial institute (If the total amount of the fund
resides in different financial institute/bank please provide us the Current Balance Letter for all)
If the total fund produces is a result of a Loan Amount:
● Loan Sanction Letter
● Source of Loan Letter
● Loan Disbursement Letter (Only when the applicant disburses any amount form the loan for the tuition fees or living expense purposes)
You and your accompanying family members must have enough money genuinely available to you for your
use while you are in Australia.
When considering whether the funds shown will be genuinely available, we will take into account factors
● The nature of the relationship between you and the person who is providing the funds, where applicable
● Your income, assets and employment or those of the other person who is providing the funds
● Your previous visa history and that of the person providing the funds.
Admission and Student Visa Checklist
● Certified Copies of All the Pages of Passport
● Certified Copies of Evidence of English Language Proficiency Test Result (IELTS/PTE/TOFEL)
● Certified Copies of all academic documents (Offshore) including academic transcripts, Certificates
of secondary And tertiary Studies ( Year- 10, 12, Bachelor and Master)
● Certified Copies of Birth Certificate
● SOP (Statement of Purpose)
Please write a SOP based on the following guidelines:
● Your reasons for choosing to undertake the course(s) of study specified in your application
● Your reasons for choosing your education provider(s)
● Your reasons for choosing to study in Australia rather than in your home country or usual country
● Your planned living arrangements in Australia
● The relevance of your course(s) of study to your academic and/or employment background
● The relevance of the course(s) of study to your future career and/or educational plans.