How to apply for an Australian student visa

how to apply for student visa australia

Australia is home to some of the best schools and universities in the world so it’s no surprise that Australia is the third most popular study destination in the world behind only the UK and USA.

Why study in Australia?

  • 7 of the top 100 universities in the world are Australian
  • There are over 22,000 courses available to study
  • We have over 1,100 institutions
  • We are ranked 8th in the world for our education system
  • 5 of the 30 best cities in the world for students are in Australia
  • There are more than $200 million worth of government supported scholarships for international students available each year
  • Australia has produced 15 Nobel prize laureates

How to apply for a student visa in Australia?

The first step to applying to study in Australia is to decide on a course and institution. You can check out websites like the Quality Indicators for Teaching and Learning website to see reviews and ratings of all Australian universities by local and international students.

Once you have chosen your course, you will need to look at the entry requirements for the course you have chosen and the student visa. You can take our free visa eligibility test on our home page to check this.

If you believe you meet the entry requirements for the course, it’s time to apply! You will need to check the respective university’s website for instructions on this.

Once you have received your offer letter and confirmation of enrollment, it’s time to apply for your visa. This is where Emergico comes in. We have a number of registered migration agents who specialise in helping people to apply successfully for a student visa. Using a migration agent takes the headache out of the complicated, frequently changing Australian visa system. Ensuring your application is filled out correctly can significantly cut down on the wait time between lodging your application and receiving your visa.

When you have your visa ready to go, it’s time to plan for your arrival. Where will you be staying? Many universities have accommodation on campus available for students, or alternatively you could apply for private accommodation.


Talk to one of our registered migration agents today about how we can help you study in Australia!

how to apply for student visa australia

Leanne Stevens

CEO, Emergico // Registered Migration Agent (#1171279)