3 Steps for Student Visa Australia Success
Australia is one of the most interesting and exciting places in the world to study because of the quality of education and the culture. According to the Times Higher Education rankings for 2013-2014, five Australian universities are in the top 100 of higher education institutions worldwide. They are in order of ranking:
34th; University of Melbourne.
48th; Australian National University.
63rd; University of Queensland Australia.
72nd; University of Sydney.
91st; Monash University.
In order to enjoy the benefits of study in Australia, it is necessary to acquire the appropriate visa. This can be a tricky proposition without the right kind of advice, and there are several challenges to overcome. Here are three top steps that should help a prospective student gain the necessary visa to begin their Australian studying adventure.
1. Understanding Your Course and Institution:
Almost every college and university in Australia accepts international students, but they may have different requirements. At the most basic level, an understanding of the English language is necessary. However, the level of English required by your prospective school and that expected by the Department of Immigration may be different. Different courses and levels of study may also have different requirements. You may be required to meet academic requirements, have prerequisite certification or other proof of academic performance.
2. Making an Application for Your Chosen Course
The process of making an application will vary depending upon the institution and the program that you’re applying for. International students can take advantage of dedicated online registration systems that will let them know if they qualify. If you meet the entry requirements for the college or university, refer to their application instructions and proceed accordingly.
3. Applying for Your Visa and Passport:
If you’ve responded to a letter of offer granting you a place at a university you will need to fill out an electronic Confirmation of Enrollment to secure your place. Next, you will need a passport and a student visa which will vary dependant upon your level of study. The visa application process can be quite complicated, and a consultation with a migration specialist at 888 Migration will certainly help. There are eight types of student visas available for studying in Australia, they are:
Independent ELICOS (Subclass 570)
Schools (Subclass 571)
Vocational Education and Training (Subclass 572)
Higher Education (Subclass 573)
Postgraduate Research (Subclass 574)
Non-Award (Subclass 575)
AusAID or Defence (Subclass 576)
Student Guardian (Subclass 580)
Understanding the differences between these types of visas and identifying the best one to suit your circumstances is key. Examining each visa in detail is beyond the scope of this article, but a qualified migration expert will know the correct one that applies to you. If you have any further questions or queries contact 888 Migration and we will be happy to discuss your requirements in greater detail.
Need Professional Help With The Application Process?
The Visa application process is difficult. It is common for self-prepared applications to get rejected. We know how important it is that your application is approved and we are here to make sure that it does.
If you would like to have your application managed by experts who can get you the best outcome, then call 888 Migration Services and talk with us about how we can help.
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