Australian Government requirements

There are several requirements international students must meet to study in Australia.

Student visa

To study in Australia you need to apply for a student visa. A student visa allows you to come to Australia for a specified period to study at an educational institution. To be eligible for a student visa, you need to meet the conditions set by the Australian Government’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

At the time of making your student visa application, you must have a Confirmation of Enrolment from an education provider and proof of payment for Overseas Student Health Cover.

To find out more about student visa requirements, visit the Australian Government’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

Students under 18 years of age

If you'll be under 18 years of age when you arrive in Australia to study, special requirements are in place. Before you are granted a student visa, the Australian Government must be satisfied that you have appropriate accommodation, support and general welfare arrangements in place for the period that you'll be under 18 years of age while in Australia.

Each institution decides whether they will accept responsibility for welfare arrangements for international students who are under 18 years of age. The following institutions may accept this responsibility:

The institutions can provide more information on accommodation, support and general welfare arrangements and any restrictions that may apply.