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Student visa in Australia

12 February 2015 by csf-admin

internetIf you seek a student visa in Australia there are a range of ten different visas available depending on your individual requirements and circumstances. Each student visa application is considered on its individual merits and applications are determined by a series of Assessment Levels.

There are three assessment levels in the student visa programme. They align student visa requirements to the immigration risk posed by applicants from a particular country studying in a particular education sector. Assessment level 1 represents the lowest immigration risk and assessment level 3 the highest. The higher the assessment level, the greater the evidence an applicant is required to demonstrate to support their claims for the grant of a student visa.

International students are required to demonstrate and/or declare that they have genuine access to sufficient funds to be granted a Student visa. Applicants must demonstrate sufficient funds to cover these expenses for the first one or two years in Australia, depending on their assessment level.

This helps to ensure students are better able to make the most of their studies and have a safe and enjoyable experience in Australia. Funds should be sufficient to contribute to the cost of travel, tuition, school costs of any dependents, and living costs.

Travel – Applicant must have a return air fare to Australia. Family members must have one return air fare to Australia per person

Tuition – Applicant must be able to pay Course fees. For school-age children aged 5-18, AUD8000 per year

Living Costs – Applicant must be able to show he/she can afford AUD18,610 per year

The visa awarding department will consider a range of factors in determining whether funds demonstrated or declared will be genuinely available to contribute to the cost of studying and living in Australia. These factors may include: The applicant’s previous financial and immigration history; the employment history of the applicant or the person providing them with financial support; the source of the income used (such as cash assets or a bank loan).

Where there is doubt about an applicant’s ability to access their claimed funds in Australia, the applicant may be requested to provide further information. For example: Applicants relying on a bank loan may need to show that these funds have been deposited into a bank account to which they have unrestricted access, and that they have the financial capacity to service the loan both before they depart for Australia and once they arrive.

Those seeking a student visa are also required to meet further criteria including health, insurance and English-speaking ability in addition to the eligibility of their chosen course provider.

Applying for a student visa can be a daunting and complex process if you try to do it yourself. Expert help is available via thinkingaustralia. We offer comprehensive information and personalised support to guide you through the entire process.

Darrell Todd, CEO of thinkingaustralia, says: “If you are seeking a study visa, a new job or a better lifestyle Down Under, contact us today to find out about visas, jobs or migration and how YOU could be starting a new life in Australia. Contact us via our website or Tel: 0845 850 4040 for a FREE assessment “.

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